5 from 3 votes
This Homemade Oven Roasted Rotisserie Chicken is super easy to make, tastes better than the store bought, and can be used for so many other recipes!!
Homemade Oven Roasted Rotisserie Chicken
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 30 mins
Total Time
1 hr 40 mins

This homemade oven roasted rotisserie chicken is great for meal prep or a lazy Sunday dinner!!  It's rotisserie chicken made right in your home!

Servings: 5 + servings
Author: Countryside Cravings
  • 1/2-1 tablespoon seasoned salt
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • pepper to taste
  • 1 (5 lb) (2.2kg) whole chicken
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (204 C).

  2. In a small bowl, combine the salt, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, and peppers.  Set aside.

  3. Remove giblets from chicken and rinse chicken in cold water.  Pat dry with paper towels.  Rub chicken with olive oil then rub spice mixture over entire chicken.  Place in a baking dish, cast iron skillet, or rimmed baking sheet.  

  4. Bake for 80-90 minutes or until meat thermometer inserted in the thickest part of the breast reads 165 degrees F and the juices run clear.  Baste with juices 3 times during the cooking process if desired.  Let chicken rest 15-20 minutes before carving.

Recipe Notes
  1. Another cooking option: Bake spice rubbed chicken at 300 degrees F for 3-3 1/2 hours or until a meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the breast reads 165 degrees F and the juices run clear.
  2. This can also be made in the crockpot.  Just place the spice rubbed chicken into the crockpot and cook on LOW for 6-8 hours or HIGH for 3-4 hours.  The skin will not be crispy, just so you know, but the chicken meat is tender and juicy!
  3. This recipe is for a 5 pound bird and yes you can roast 2 birds at the same time and it really doesn't take much longer! 
  4. To ensure maximum juiciness, baste the birds often during the roasting time.  I will admit I am not the best at remembering to do this and they still turn out delicious. 
  5. Make this a complete meal by serving it with these Skillet Garlic Green Beans, Spinach Apple and Pomegranate Salad, or Bacon Mashed Potatoes.