Roast Sticky Chicken-Rotisserie Style


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!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
5 hrs
Additional Time:
4 hrs 10 mins
Total Time:
9 hrs 20 mins
2 whole (4 pound) chickens


  • 4 teaspoons salt

  • 2 teaspoons paprika

  • 1 teaspoon onion powder

  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme

  • 1 teaspoon white pepper

  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • 2 (4 pound) whole chickens

  • 2 onions, quartered


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

  2. 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.

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

  4. Place chickens in a roasting pan.

  5. 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.

    close up view of Roast Sticky Chicken slices on a plate, with potatoes and greens in the background
    chibi chef

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

586 Calories
34g Fat
4g Carbs
62g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 586
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 34g 44%
Saturated Fat 10g 48%
Cholesterol 194mg 65%
Sodium 1351mg 59%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 62g
Vitamin C 3mg 14%
Calcium 45mg 3%
Iron 4mg 21%
Potassium 603mg 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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