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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 moist, juicy, and super easy to make. The recipe uses a few simple seasonings to make a flavorful chicken that is perfect for a Sunday dinner or serving to guests. Plus the leftovers make for great meal prep to use throughout the week!

Course: Chicken, Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: oven roasted chicken, roasted chicken, rotisserie chicken
Servings: 5 + servings
Calories: 312 kcal
Author: Malinda Linnebur
Ingredients
  • ½-1 tablespoon seasoned salt
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • teaspoons garlic powder
  • teaspoons onion powder
  • ¼-½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • pepper to taste
  • 1 (5 lb) (2.2kg) whole chicken
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (204 C).

  2. In a small bowl, combine the salt, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne pepper, and black pepper. 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 for juicier chicken. Let chicken rest 15-20 minutes before carving.

Recipe Notes
  1. Slower 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. Crockpot Instructions: 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. You can roast 2 chickens at the same time, but you may need to add additional cooking time. If cooking in separate baking pans, rotate the rack they are on halfway through the roasting. 
  4. To ensure maximum juiciness, baste the bird at least 3 times during the roasting time. I will admit I am not the best at remembering to do this and they still turn out delicious. 
  5. Nutrition Facts: Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the information shown is just an estimate. Nutrition calculated with skin.

WHAT TO SERVE WITH ROTISSERIE CHICKEN

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Oven Roasted Rotisserie Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 312 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 105mg35%
Sodium 699mg30%
Potassium 296mg8%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 28g56%
Vitamin A 436IU9%
Calcium 2mg0%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the information shown is just an estimate.