Last year, we decided not to renew our Sam’s Club membership. Because I’ve been getting so many great bargains and freebies via coupon clipping, we no longer felt the membership was worth the money. There’s only one thing I miss about Sam’s Club…the rotisserie chicken! Their whole roasted chicken was moist, juicy, golden brown, and packed with flavor.
I’ve been longing to recreate such a tasty chicken here at home so I decided to poke around online to see if I could find a similar recipe. I finally found one and prepared it for our last Sunday dinner. All four of us ate a juicy flavorful bird and loved every bite of it, so I thought you might enjoy it too.
I suggest allowing the chicken to marinade overnight. Consider stuffing the chicken with additional items such as garlic cloves, celery, or lemon.
Rotisserie Style Chicken
4 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons paprika
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon thyme
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 large roasting chicken (preferably with a pop-up timer)
1 whole onion
In a small bowl, combine the spices and oil. Mix to form a paste. Remove any giblets from chicken and clean the chicken. Rub spice mixture evenly over the chicken and place the onion into the cavity of the chicken. Place in resealable plastic bag and refrigerate overnight.
When ready to roast, preheat the oven to 250 degrees. Place the chicken in a roasting pan. Bake uncovered for 5 hours or until timer pops up.
Photo: Courtesy of Herman Saksano (Flickr)
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