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Homemade rotisserie chicken recipe
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Homemade Rotisserie Chicken

Making flavorful and juicy homemade rotisserie chicken can be done right in your own kitchen with a rotisserie, oven, or slow cooker.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time1 hr 35 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 240kcal


  • 1 whole chicken (5 pounds)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • salt as needed


  • Tie the legs together with butcher twine. Optionally, you can also truss the whole chicken.
  • Rub olive oil over the skin of the chicken then lightly dust with salt. Sprinkle the remaining seasonings on top.

Rotisserie Method

  • Place chicken in the rotisserie for 90 minutes at 350 degrees, or until the meat reaches 165 degrees.

Oven Method

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Place three cups of water in a rimmed baking pan and set a wire rack over it. Set the chicken on the wire rack and place in the oven for 90 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.

Slow Cooker Method

  • Place chicken in the slow cooker, cover, and set on high heat. Cook 3-4 hours or until the chicken reaches 165 degrees.
  • Turn the oven broiler on high.
  • Remove the chicken from the slow cooker and set on a baking pan. Place directly under the broiler and cook until the skin crisps up.


Calories: 240kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 46mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 985IU | Iron: 1mg