You must have come across the popular fast food–rotisserie chicken, which is widely available in most deli stores. Rotisserie chicken is an easy chicken recipe that is not only quick to make but is also delicious and mouthwatering. All you need is some vegetables and a chicken. You can alter the choice of vegetables besides those suggested in the recipe. Rotisserie chicken should be ideally served fresh and warm, reheating or rewarming the Rotisserie chicken will lose its flavor and freshness.
Things Needed for Rotisserie Chicken
Ingredients needed include whole chicken, preferably fresh and thoroughly cleaned, 3/4 cup salt, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1 red onion, 4 garlic cloves, 1/2 cup medium and finely diced cilantro, barbecue sauce and freshly ground black pepper.
Instructions for Rotisserie Chicken
To make the brine, add salt and sugar to one gallon of water and place the chicken in it. Leave the chicken to marinate for five hours.
Slice the garlic cloves, cilantro and red onions. After five hours, add these vegetables in the marinate mixture and leave aside.
Rinse the chicken to drain off excess salt, but do not discard the vegetables.
Carefully create a small opening in the breast of the chicken, stuff the vegetables underneath the skin.
Bind the chicken. Be sure the legs are tied tightly together so that the ingredients inside will not drop out when the chicken is rotating on the rotisserie. Sprinkle salt and pepper on the chicken according to your taste preference.
Prepare the oven for slow grill by setting it at 375 degrees.
Fix the chicken on the rotisserie grill attachment.
It is preferable to place a tray below the chicken to collect any marinate mixture that falls off.
Once the chicken has been sealed, slow the grill to 165 degrees and let it roast for two hours at least.
While it cooks, keep coating the chicken in barbeque sauce with a brush. You can make your own sauce or use a brand of your favor.
Once the chicken is cooked, check the thighbone temperature to confirm whether it is cooked throughout or not.
- You can prepare the marinate mixture and refrigerate it beforehand, in case of a party or family dinner in order to save time.
- To ensure the chicken is completely cooked, use a thermometer and insert it in the middle of the chicken. If it reaches 165 degrees, your chicken is cooked perfectly.
- If you find using the whole chicken is difficult for you, you can slice it into different sections and repeat the same steps for individual pieces.
- For the choice of meat, use full thickness breasts that are capable of retaining moisture and hydration during the preparation time.
- If you have to reheat the meat, make sure to keep your heat/flame really low in order to prevent overheating.