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How to Make Rotisserie Chicken at Home

How To Make Rotisserie Chicken at Home

Learning how to make rotisserie chicken at home is simple and it delivers the same juicy results without the fancy cooker or the trip to the supermarket.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Active Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Resting Time 20 minutes
Total Time 3 hours
Servings 4 people
Calories 504 kcal
Author Sarah Ozimek


  • 1 whole chicken (3-5 lbs.)
  • 1 Tbsp butter or olive oil

For the Spice Rub


  1. Begin making your rotisserie chicken by preheating your oven to 300F.
  2. Mix the spice rub ingredients together in a small bowl.
  3. Remove the chicken from its packaging. Remove any giblets from the body or neck cavities.
  4. Brush chicken with butter and sprinkle with the spice mix. Rub the spices into the chicken skin to help them stick.
  5. Place the chicken onto the rack in a roasting pan and pour water into the bottom of the roasting pan to cover the bottom. (Alternately, you can put the chicken into a cast-iron Dutch oven, cast iron skillet, or baking dish.)
  6. Bake the chicken until a thermometer placed in the thickest part of the thigh reads 160F (or slightly over), 2-3 hours.
  7. Remove the chicken from the oven and let it rest for 20 min before slicing. (The chicken will continue to rise in temperature as it rests, and the final temperature should be around 165F).
Nutrition Facts
How To Make Rotisserie Chicken at Home
Amount Per Serving (1 pound)
Calories 504 Calories from Fat 324
% Daily Value*
Fat 36g55%
Saturated Fat 11g55%
Cholesterol 171mg57%
Sodium 1343mg56%
Potassium 454mg13%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 41g82%
Vitamin A 842IU17%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 27mg3%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.