Hasty Tasty Rotisserie Chicken

I enjoy the convenience of a supermarket rotisserie chicken, but unless it’s on sale, it costs as much as $8 for about a 3 pound bird. Not only do I save money cooking my own; I control the ingredients. My family agrees that mine tastes better, too. So here is how I make rotisserie chicken in the oven.

Tools: an oven, a cast iron skillet and a vertical chicken roaster stand.

Ingredients: 1 3½ pound fryer (organs and neck removed–save for making stock) and a spice rub. 

My spice rub of choice:

  • 1 tsp. pink Himalayan salt or Kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp. cayenne pepper
  • ¼ tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp. dried thyme
  • ½ tsp. smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • ½ tsp. onion powder
  • ¼ cup olive oil

For optional gravy:

  • 2 Tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 10 ounces chicken stock or broth

Directions for Hasty Tasty Rotisserie Chicken:

  1. Place chicken on vertical chicken roasting stand. Position stand in the center of the cast iron skillet.
  2. Preheat oven to 450° Position rack to a low setting to allow air flow around vertical chicken.
  3. Combine all ingredients for rub.
  4. Apply rub over chicken. (Optional: I add a sprig of fresh Rosemary to the top)
  5. 100_1151Place chicken in center of oven rack.
  6. Lower oven temperature to 425° and set timer for one hour.
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  7. After one hour, carefully remove skillet and chicken from oven. Let stand for 10 minutes.
  8. Remove chicken stand to a cutting board or platter. Add 2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour to drippings in skillet.
  9. Place skillet over medium-low heat and stir in flour to make a roux.100_1154
  10. Gradually whisk in the chicken stock. Simmer over low heat until gravy thickens. Whisk often.
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  11. Carve chicken into serving pieces and serve with the gravy and sides of your choice.

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3 responses to “Hasty Tasty Rotisserie Chicken

  1. Too much work. I’ll stick to buying a roast chicken at the supermarket.

    • LOL Nancy. I get that. But I promise this isn’t as much work as you think. I stuck it in the oven and forgot about it until the timer buzzed. And the gravy is optional. IMO gravy is what’s too much work.

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