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Simple Rotisserie Chicken + Tips for Using a Rotisserie
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Simple Rotisserie Chicken + Tips for Using a Rotisserie

Get your grill on (rotisserie style) with this 4-ingredient chicken recipe that’s simple but packed with a lot of flavor.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Chicken
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 839kcal
Author: Beth Chen


  • Rotisserie
  • Kitchen Twine



  • Combine the salt, pepper and oil in a small bowl.
  • To prepare the grill, remove the grates directly under the bird.
  • Add about a 1/2 cup apple juice to a cast iron skillet (or a plate made out of aluminum foil).
  • Place the skillet directly under the bird to catch the drippings and give off the apple juice steam to make the bird even juicer.
  • To prepare the bird, tie up the legs.
  • Insert bird on rotisserie stick.
  • Secure with spikes.
  • Tie the bird extra tight to keep it from shifting or falling during cooking.
  • Also make sure wings are tied close to the rest of the bird so they don’t burn.
  • Turn on the burners that aren’t directly under the bird to high for 5 minutes.
  • After 5 minutes, reduce the burners to low to maintain a consistent temperature of 325-350 degrees.
  • Using a brush, baste the bird.
  • Cook the unstuffed bird for 20 minutes per pound or until the meat is falling off the bird.
  • If the skin isn’t as crispy as you’d like, then turn the heat up to medium high for a few minutes and let it brown.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 839kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 51g | Fat: 68g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 12g | Monounsaturated Fat: 37g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 204mg | Sodium: 483mg | Potassium: 549mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 383IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 3mg