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Rotisserie chicken seasoning makes the most flavorful whole chicken. Ever wish you could get that restaurant-style rotisserie chicken at home? With minimal preparation and about 5 hours of cooking time (great for the weekends), you can. I don't bother to baste the bird, though some like to for the first hour. The pan juices always caramelize at the bottom, and the chicken turns golden brown and fall-off-the-bone good!

Recipe Summary

10 mins
5 hrs
4 hrs 10 mins
9 hrs 20 mins
2 whole (4 pound) chickens


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Mix together salt, paprika, onion powder, thyme, white pepper, black pepper, cayenne pepper, and garlic powder in a small bowl; set aside.

  • Remove and discard giblets from chicken. Rinse chicken cavity; pat dry with paper towels. Rub each chicken inside and out with spice mixture. Place 1 onion into the cavity of each chicken. Place chickens in resealable plastic bags or double wrap with plastic wrap. Refrigerate overnight, or at least 4 to 6 hours.

  • Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C).

  • Place chickens in a roasting pan.

  • Bake uncovered until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the meat near the bone reads at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C), about 5 hours. Let chickens rest for 10 minutes before carving.

Nutrition Facts

586 calories; protein 61.7g; carbohydrates 3.7g; fat 34.3g; cholesterol 194.1mg; sodium 1350.8mg. Full Nutrition