In this article, we will share a mouth-watering recipe of Rotisserie Chicken, alongside which we will share the tips and tricks on how to reheat the leftovers.
Rotisserie chicken became very popular among Americans in the late 20th century. As the name suggests rotisserie chicken is usually roasted in an oven.
Rotisserie chicken is a family meal usually made on holidays. This is a slow cooker meal and needs a lot of time to prepare and cook. So, the family holidays are a perfect time to enjoy the wholesome dish! You can also enjoy the leftovers by reheating the chicken the right way!
Rotisserie chicken is easily found ready-made in most supermarkets in the USA. We mean that the chicken is marinated and all set to go in the oven to bake by ready-made.
If you want to make it from scratch on your own, you will need a whole chicken. Then after properly washing it, you have to marinade it. The marinade can be ready-made, or you can make it at home.
How to Make Rotisserie Chicken?
First off, you will need a whole chicken. The bigger, the better; you can also use turkey (this can be your Thanksgiving recipe!). However, Turkey takes more time to cook than chicken, therefore, please consider the below instructions for Rotisserie Chicken only.
You can simply use salt and pepper or make proper rotisserie chicken seasoning. Here is are the ingredients to make professional seasoning:
- Black pepper powder
- Garlic powder
- Paprika powder
Mix all the spices. You can add herbs of your choice as well. Next up, pat dries the chicken. Finally, mix the seasoning in olive oil and rub it properly on the entire surface of the chicken.
Tie the legs with the help of thread and let the chicken marinate for about 6 hours overnight. There are two ways you can cook it, either in the oven or in the rotisserie. Mostly, rotisseries are not available, and the oven is the easy way out.
Cooking Process Using Oven
Preheat the oven for about 30 minutes at 450 Fahrenheit. Keep the chicken in the roasting pan and place it in the oven. For the initial 12 mins, let it cook at 450 Fahrenheit. Then reduce the temperature to 360 Fahrenheit and let it cook for 60 mins to 90 mins.
Then take out the chicken and rest for at least 10 mins, so the juices are sealed in.
Cooking Process Using Rotisserie
In the rotisserie oven or rotisserie attachment, cook the chicken for 22 mins per pound. You will have to check the internal temperature of the chicken. Once it has reached 165 Fahrenheit internally, turn the rotisserie off and let it carry over cook for the next 15-20 mins. Then, take out the chicken and let it rest for the next 10 mins to seal the juice in.
How to Reheat the Rotisserie Chicken?
You cooked the rotisserie chicken, and now you have leftovers? No problem, you can make them fresh and juicy again! Here are all the ways you can!
Reheat Rotiserrie Using Oven
This method requires time. But it will give the best results, and we guarantee that!
Preheat the oven for 20 mins at 350 Fahrenheit. Take out the chicken from storage place it in an oven-safe dish. To make the chicken fresh, put in some oil and about a cup of chicken broth in the dish. Cover the dish with tin foil.
Let it sit in the oven for about 25-30 mins. Then remove the foil and give another 5 mins for that extra crisp! Now take out the chicken and enjoy!
Reheat Rotiserrie Using Microwave
This is the easiest option. But it may dry the chicken a bit. Take out the chicken from storage and cut the desired amount. Remove the bones and keep them aside. Put the boneless meat in a microwave-safe dish and place a damp towel or cloth on top to lock in the moisture.
Heat for a couple of minutes, take out and enjoy!
Reheat Rotiserrie Using Air Fryer
Take out the chicken from the storage and cut the desired amount needed. Turn the air fryer to 350 degrees. Put the chicken and let it heat for about 5 minutes. The air fryer will give the chicken an extra crisp. Take out and devour! Unlike the microwave, you can also keep the whole chicken in the air fryer, unlike the microwave.
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