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Oven Roasted Rotisserie Style Chicken

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This is one of the easiest, tastiest and juiciest chickens you’ll ever make. This Oven Roasted Rotisserie Style Chicken uses a special spice blend and cooks in just about an hour in the oven. Make this rotisserie style chicken at home without the complication of having to use a rotisserie.

Roasted spiced rubbed chicken
Oven Roasted Rotisserie Chicken

What Makes This Baked Rotisserie Chicken Great

  • No additives – unlike the store bought rotisserie chickens, this one baked in the oven uses only natural ingredients.
  • Easy to make – this chicken is prepped in under 10 minutes.
  • Cooking time is quick – this baked chicken is cooked at a higher temperature and cooks in just over an hour.
  • Can be prepped ahead of time – you can prepare this up to 24 hours before roasting and just store it in the fridge.
  • Recipe can be doubled – you can roast two chickens in the oven at the same time with no extra cooking time!
  • Great for leftovers – this chicken is great to use in Chicken Salad Sandwiches, Cheesy Barbecue Chicken Sliders, pasta dishes, casseroles and added to salad or
oven roasted rotisserie style chicken
Oven Roasted Rotisserie Style Chicken

Ingredients

  • Whole chicken – I used a 5lb chicken for this recipe
  • Spice rub – this recipe used olive oil, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, thyme, salt and pepper

REMEMBER, the full recipe and instructions is located at the end of the post in the recipe card.

ingredients for oven roasted rotisserie style chicken

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F/220 C. Place the oven rack at the lowest setting in the oven. Have ready a large baking tray or roasting tin.
  2. Make the spice rub by combining the olive oil, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, thyme, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Stir well to combine into a paste.
  3. Coat the chicken completely with the spice rub. It’s best to use your hands to coat the chicken entirely.
  4. Roast the chicken – Place the chicken on the baking tray and roast for 1 hour to 1 hour and 10 minutes. When the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165 degrees F/75 C it is done.

Recipe Tips

  • Making the spice rub – this can be done in advance up to the day before and kept in the fridge if you want to keep it on hand. Adjust flavours accordingly, if you like less paprika, add a little less.
  • Coating the chicken – Now you’re going to rub it all over the chicken. Make sure to coat the entire chicken, top, bottom, sides, all of it! The best way to coat the chicken is with your hands. You can wear disposable gloves to make the clean up easier.
  • Tie the legs together – Prevents the chicken from over baking in that area.
  • Place oven rack at lowest setting in the oven – this is important to help prevent the chicken from browning too quickly.
  • Baste 1/2 way through cooking – at the half way point, use the pan juices to baste the chicken.
  • Let the chicken rest – allow the chicken to rest for about 10 minutes before cutting into it. This will seal the juices inside and you’ll have a much juicier chicken.
Rotisserie chicken on a cutting board
Oven Style Rotisserie Chicken

What Are Some Flavour Changes I can Make To This Recipe

If you want to try this chicken but with a different flavour, don’t be afraid to try out some of the seasonings below to suit your taste buds.

oven roasted rotisserie style chicken
Oven Roasted Rotisserie Style Chicken

How Should I serve this Baked Chicken

close up of a chicken leg
Oven Roasted Rotisserie Style Chicken

What To Serve With This Oven Roasted Chicken

roasted chicken served on a plate
Oven Roasted Rotisserie Style Chicken

FAQ’S

Is this roasted chicken the same as a chicken cooked on a rotisserie?

The flavours are very similar, but it’s not exactly the same. This chicken is baked in a roasting pan and a rotisserie chicken is cooked on a long metal skewer that rotates.

What temperature should you cook a rotisserie chicken at?

These type of chickens require a higher temperature. This recipe was cooked at 425 degrees F. You could go lower to 400 degrees, but just keep in mind the cooking time will be a little longer.

How do you know when a chicken is cooked?

The best way to check for doneness of an oven roasted chicken is using a meat thermometer. Just insert it between the thickest part of the thigh and when it reads 165 degrees F/75 degrees C, the chicken is done.

chicken on a cutting board
Oven Roasted Rotisserie Style Chicken


Oven Roasted Rotisserie Style Chicken

This is one of the easiest, tastiest and juiciest chickens you'll ever make. This Oven Roasted Rotisserie Chicken uses a special spice blend and cooks in just about an hour in the oven. Make this rotisserie style chicken at home without the complication of having to use a rotisserie.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time1 hour 15 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: North American
Keyword: chicken, roasted
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 487kcal
Author: Julia Pinney

Ingredients

  • 1 whole chicken
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp sweet paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F/220 C. Place the oven rack at the lowest setting in the oven. Have ready a large baking tray or roasting tin.
  • Make the spice rub by combining the olive oil, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, thyme, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Stir well to combine into a paste.
  • Coat the chicken completely with the spice rub. It's best to use your hands to coat the chicken entirely.
  • Place the chicken on the baking tray and roast for 1 hour to 1 hour and 10 minutes. When the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165 degrees F/75 C it is done.
  • Can be served hot, at room temperature or even cold.

*A note on times provided: appliances vary, any prep and/or cook times provided are estimates only.

Notes

It’s recommended to baste the chicken half way through cooking with the pan juices.
If the chicken is browning too quickly, place a sheet of aluminum foil over the top.
To ensure the chicken has cooked to the correct temperature, use a meat thermometer.  Not essential, but it helps. 
If you are not using a meat thermometer, the chicken will be done when the juices run clear.
Nutrition Facts
Oven Roasted Rotisserie Style Chicken
Amount Per Serving (4 servings)
Calories 487 Calories from Fat 324
% Daily Value*
Fat 36g55%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 143mg48%
Sodium 718mg31%
Potassium 449mg13%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 36g72%
Vitamin A 1991IU40%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 29mg3%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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By on May 29th, 2020
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31 Comments on “Oven Roasted Rotisserie Style Chicken”

  1. 5 stars
    Love this recipe! We always buy the rotisserie chickens but they’re double the price of an uncooked chicken. Thank you so much for sharing!

    Reply
    • Thanks Kelly. I know, exactly. Honestly, my kids said that this was the same and so easy to make. Have a great Monday!

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    • Hi Aimee. sorry you didn’t like the chicken. We love this recipe and it turns out great every time. Regarding the salt, it’s a measurement that’s usually personal taste in cooking. Enjoy your weekend.

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  2. 5 stars
    Wow – this was the BEST roasted chicken EVER! I swear to never use another recipe in my life. Thank you, Julia for sharing this with us :). And the chicken is beyond moist when cooked like this… I have no more words – just go and make it for yourself you will not be disappointed.

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    • Thanks so much Angela, that’s so kind of you. It’s a great chicken recipe and we make it often. I really appreciate the fantastic feedback!

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  3. 1 star
    My chicken didn’t create any juices so the rub and bottom of my chickens were burnt black within 30mins and my home full of smoke!!!

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    • Hi Ashlie, Reading this, it seems that your oven is running too hot. We’ve made this chicken so many times as well as other readers. It’s great every time. The best thing to do, when a recipe doesn’t turn out like this is to check the oven with an oven thermometer. It helps a lot. Hope this is helpful.

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    • Hi Wendy, thanks for the high rating, that’s really kind of you. Yes, I guess the paprika is just down to personal taste. We really like it and make it often, but I understand paprika can be a strong flavour as well. Thanks!

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  4. 5 stars
    Great Recipe! It took a little bit longer in my oven but I was super happy with the results. The chicken was moist and flavorful. I paired it with baked rice and broccoli. This is my go-to recipe now when I do whole chickens!

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    • Really happy you enjoyed it Jacquelin. Yes, oven cooking time does vary from oven to oven. We love this chicken as well and it makes it so easy!

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    • Hi Linda, the cooking time should be the same as long as the chickens are not touching each other in the oven. If they have enough space and are not crowded, the hot air circulates the same as if it were one chicken cooking. If you are cooking on two levels in the oven, you may need to rotate the chickens from one layer to the other half way through cooking. If the chickens are touching, it will take longer for them to cook. I would use a meat thermometer to check for doneness in this case. Insert it into the thickest part of the thigh and when it reads 165 degrees F. I hope this helps. And thank you!

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    • Hi Beth, this was approximately a 5lb chicken. I’ll make the addition in the recipe card. Thanks for letting me know.

      Reply

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