Roasted chicken

Today I’m sharing one of my all-time favorite recipes: rotisserie style roasted chicken. This chicken is super simple to make, plus it offers the added benefit of creating enough cooked chicken meat for other recipes throughout the month.

My first introduction to this rotisserie style roasted chicken came from a family who brought us a meal when our second child was born. We had just moved to a new city, and the people at our church were so kind to bring us meals, even though they barely knew us. When we brought the baby home from the hospital, they had a week’s worth of meals all lined up.

This rotisserie style roasted chicken was by far my favorite. And when the mom who brought it told me how easy it was to cook, I was hooked. I had never ever bought a whole chicken before, and I was a little intimidated by the whole process.

Whole chicken

Nevertheless, I bravely bought my first whole chicken and gave it a try. I’ve been faithfully cooking rotisserie style roasted chicken twice a month ever since, for three reasons. 1) It delivers a tasty, moist chicken every time. 2) It doesn’t cost much. 3) It makes the most of my time in the kitchen, delivering two or three meals from one chicken.

Shredded chicken

If you’d like to give it a try, here’s the recipe:

Ingredients:
Whole roasting chicken
Seasoned salt

Seasoned saltInstructions:
1. Defrost chicken completely, if frozen.
2. Preheat oven to 500 degrees.
3. Remove innards from chicken and rinse chicken thoroughly with cold water.
4. Cover chicken with seasoned salt.
5. Place chicken tummy side down in a Dutch oven. (I use a stoneware bowl and deep-dish baker, which works just as well.)
6. Bake chicken for one hour or until it reads 170 degrees on an instant read thermometer. (For more information on how to know if a chicken is done, check out these pointers from The Reluctant Gourmet.)
7. Remove chicken from oven and let rest for 5 – 10 minutes before serving.

That’s it! Just rinse, salt, cook, and eat. My kind of meal!

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Rotisserie Style Roasted Chicken
 
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This rotisserie-style roasted chicken delivers a moist, tasty morsel every time.
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Recipe type: Dinner
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • Whole roasting chicken
  • Seasoned salt
Instructions
  1. Defrost chicken completely, if frozen.
  2. Preheat oven to 500 degrees.
  3. Remove innards from chicken and rinse chicken thoroughly with cold water.
  4. Cover chicken with seasoned salt.
  5. Place chicken tummy side down in a Dutch oven. (I use a stoneware bowl and deep-dish baker, which works just as well.)
  6. Bake chicken for one hour or until it reads 170 degrees on an instant read thermometer. (For more information on how to know if a chicken is done, check out these pointers from The Reluctant Gourmet.)
  7. Remove chicken from oven and let rest for 5 – 10 minutes before serving.

 

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