Juicy and tender RotisserieChicken in your oven with simple spices that will bring out great flavors. included a recipe fordelicious roasted vegetables that will complement the rotisserie chicken.
Keyword Rotisserie Chicken
Prep Time 7minutes
Cook Time 1hour40minutes
Resting time 20minutes
Total Time 2hours7minutes
Author Muna Kenny
FOR THE CHICKEN
1400gm or 3lbs whole chicken
½teaspoonfreshly crushed black pepper
2tablespoonoil or 1 tablespoon oil mixed with 1 tablespoon melted butter
FOR THE ROASTED VEGETABLES
2medium potatoes cut into 2-inch cubes
2carrots cut into 1-inch rounds
1onion cut into quarters
3whole cloves of garlic
SPICES FOR THE VEGETABLES
½teaspoonblack pepper powder
MAKING THE ROTISSERIE CHICKEN
Preheat the oven to 400F/200C.
Clean the chicken as per the post above. Read more under (How to get rid of the poultry smell from the chicken), and don’t forget to remove the giblet bag.
Place the chicken in a baking pan and season the chicken from both sides with salt and black pepper.
Pour the oil on both sides of the chicken without rubbing.
Place the chicken in the oven and flip it every 20 minutes—no basting needed here.
Usually, this size bird will take 1 hour and 40 minutes to cook, but it depends on your oven. It’s best to remove the chicken from the oven when the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 74C/165F.
After removing the chicken from the oven, cover it with aluminum foil and let it rest from 15 to 20 minutes.
Serve with roasted vegetables. (recipe follows).
MAKING THE ROASTED VEGETABLES
In a mixing bowl. Add all the vegetables and seasoning. Mix well.
Pour the oil and mix for a minute to make sure the oil is covering all the vegetables.
Add the vegetables in a small baking pan; I have used a 9 x 5 x 3-inch loaf pan.
Roast in the oven along with the chicken, both the vegetables and the chicken should cook at the same time because the vegetables are not spread on a sheet, they will take a longer time to cook.
After an hour of roasting, mix the vegetables with a wooden spoon or a spatula and place it back in the oven to continue roasting.
If you want the vegetables to cook faster, cover the vegetables with aluminum foil before placing it in the oven and remove the foil 30 minutes before taking it out of the oven.
- You can add more vegetables to roast if you wish. But when you increase the number of vegetables, increase the seasoning and the amount of oil too.- It’s important to allow the chicken to rest after cooking. Read more about this in the post above under (Resting the chicken immediately after cooking is essential).- If your oven doesn’t distribute heat evenly, then the chicken will not have brown, golden color when it finishes cooking. Place the chicken under the broiler. Keep an eye on it so the skin doesn’t burn.- Cleaning the cavity of the chicken is crucial, especially if you decide to stuff the chicken.- Most ovens preheat within 20 minutes. Make sure to place the chicken in a hot and preheated oven, or it will take a longer time to cook.