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Are you lucky enough to have a rotisserie attachment for your grill? If so, you must try this rotisserie chicken recipe. It's inexpensive, very satisfying, easy, and makes great leftovers.
This recipe requires a rotisserie for the grill, you could also bake the chicken in an oven, but it won't be as juicy.
"I just made this for dinner tonight and it knocked my husbands socks right off!! Mine too! I didn't grill it though, just rubbed oil on chicken then seasoned, wedged onion and garlic inside, poured a cup of chicken broth in a roaster pan and baked @ 360 degrees for 2 hours and it was so delicious, juicy and moist! I served it with roasted rosemary potatoe wedges and some acorn squash!! Whole family couldn't get enough! Thanks!"- tripletmama
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Wash and dry the chicken. Place a basting pan underneath the rotisserie on your grill. Light the rotisserie burner.
Meanwhile, skewer the chicken with your rotisserie skewer. Attach cages tightly. Stuff the chicken with quartered lemon, 1 sprig of rosemary, and onion. Baste the chicken lightly with olive oil.
Next, make the salt rub. Combine course salt, freshly ground pepper, herbs and garlic to make a rub. Rub the entire chicken generously. Tie off chicken legs and thighs securely -- you''ll be surprised just how much force the slow turning of the rotisserie generates as it cooks.
Roast until meat thermometer reads 160, about 2 hours, depending upon the size of the bird. Turn off heat, close lid and let it continue to turn, until the thermometer reads 170. Remove from grill, cover with foil, and let rest another 15 minutes.
BigOven Tip: Easily make this ahead of time! Make the chicken at the beginning of the week, then use it for tacos, enchiladas, chicken salad, etc. for several nights of easy weeknight meals.
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stevemur 1 year agoServed with broccoli and rice pilaf. Simple and delicious.
dadx1234 2 years agoTotally out of this world after the kids went swimming for hours and worked out an appetite they went through the 7 pounder rooster skin and all. Thank you great recipe for my rotisserie.
summerpls 2 years agototally awesome and so tasty ... thank you
tripletmama 2 years agoI just made this for dinner tonight and it knocked my husbands socks right off!! Mine too! I didn't grill it though, just rubbed oil on chicken then seasoned, wedged onion and garlic inside, poured a cup of chicken broth in a roaster pan and baked @ 360 degrees for 2 hours and it was so delicious, juicy and moist! I served it with roasted rosemary potatoe wedges and some acorn squash!! Whole family couldn't get enough! Thanks!
rickyb5017 3 years agoTurned out great. I was out of garlic so I used 1/2 tsp. garlic powder and it was delicious. I will definately do this again!
bluesideup 3 years agoA very simple and delicious recipe. Great flavor, easy to prepare. The changes I made were to cut salt in half and baste outside of bird with butter before adding rub.
stevemur 3 years agoDelicious! The kids love this recipe.
family123 4 years agoYum! The chicken melts in your mouth. The drippings make awesome gravy! Hoping for leftovers, but no chance of that.
hismeans 4 years agoWe loved it. I need to cut the salt, but it was otherwise very good.
1gardengirl 4 years agoWonderful flavor and very tender!
lowjakk 4 years agoThere is no instructions for the olive oil.
Gerdy72 4 years agooustanding flavor...
scampers 4 years agoIt was so easy to put together, the seasonings were perfect (I did have to cut down on the salt.), and it was so tender and moist. The flavor was amazing. My family enjoys chicken, especially my son. He just couldn't get enough of this one.
RussianBear2 5 years agoThis is almost exact recipie Ina Garten (Barefoot Contessa) posted on Food Network. This does not mean much because this is THE classic Rosted Chicken recepie but if you want some additional tips take a look at http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/lemon-and-garlic-roast-chicken-recipe/index.html
Fishbook 5 years agoBest Rotisserie Chicken I have ever had! Highly recommended.
stevemur 5 years agoMade this again tonight, and made an extra to use up in leftovers and salads during the week. The very first meal that all of us in the family, ages 14 months to 43, can all enjoy.
stevemur 5 years agoReally terrific flavor, albeit a little on the salty side (by design). Most of all, I love the ease and flexibility of this recipe... I assembled it around 2pm, and put it on the rotisserie around 2:30pm. On medium, the chicken was perfectly tender and ready to rest around 5:00pm. (With a young family we're eating on the early side these days.) Made it extra easy on the cook, and no 30-minute scramble! I don't think I've had chicken this moist and tender in several years. [I posted this recipe.]