Easy Rotisserie Chicken

How many of you love rotisserie chicken from the grocery store? Oh yes, me too.

It’s perfect for a weeknight dinner or to begin a beloved dish like Gumbo, Jambalaya, or Pastalaya – YUMMM

We eat A LOT of chicken in this household and I’ve wanted to get into the habit of cooking a whole chicken to have for the week. It’s the perfect starting point for so many recipes.

What I didn’t realize is how unbelievably easy it is! And cheap! And so much meat!

Just for fun, I did a quick cost analysis. (Yes, this is fun for me. I’m an Accountant)

The whole chicken that I bought was $7.50. That’s less than my usual chicken breast packages that I buy over a weeks time ($6.50 per package, two of them)

That’s already a savings!

Now you may be saying, well Kait, rotisserie chickens by the deli are the same price.

Welllll let me tell you. You don’t know how long they’ve been sitting out, who handled the chicken, and its usually scrawnier than the ones you can roast yourself.

Annnd you can make your own amazing rub that Mr. Bou said was WOW SO GOOD about 4 times during his meal.

One more pro of this recipe- your house will smell amazing!!

what a cute helper!

It’s short and simple, lets get started!

Preheat your oven to 425

Take your 5 pound chicken and remove giblets. Pat dry and then brush the outside of the chicken with olive oil. Get it nice and shiny!

In a small bowl mix together your delicious seasonings-

  • 2 teaspoons BOTH paprika and salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon BOTH garlic powder and onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

Rub seasoning all over the outside of the chicken and then place breast up in a baking dish and pop it into the oven.

Your chicken will bake for an hour and twenty minutes, but it’s very important that you take the juices from the bottom of the pan every 20 minutes and pour over the chicken to keep it nice and juicy. This is called basting, just FYI.

Remove from oven, take a big whiff, and now you have PLENTY chicken for whatever recipe you’re wanting to make. Might I suggest pastalaya?


Rotisserie Chicken 

  • 4-5 pound chicken
  • Olive oil for brushing
  • 2 teaspoons BOTH paprika and salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon BOTH garlic powder and onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  1. Preheat oven to 425
  2. Remove giblets from chicken, pat dry, and place in baking dish
  3. Brush olive oil all over outside of chicken
  4. In a separate bowl, mix together rest of ingredients.
  5. Add seasonings to outside of chicken and rub to make sure you didn’t miss a spot!
  6. Place the chicken breast up and bake for an hour and twenty minutes, making sure to baste every 20 minutes
  7. **Baste = take juices from bottom of pan and pour over top of chicken, keeps the chicken from getting dry!
  8. Remove from oven and let sit for 10 minutes, eat right away or use for another recipe.
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