Homemade Rotisserie Chicken

Homemade Rotisserie Chicken with all the fixings. This is a chicken dinner winner!

Homemade rotisserie chicken dinner served with all the fixings

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Roasted chicken is by far one of the favorite meals I prepare at home. Chicken is tasty and when prepared correctly turns out juicy and with crispy skin.

During the holiday time, many prefer turkey, but many do not like it. Or cannot afford it, or are afraid to cook it because turkey can turn dry easily when not cooked correctly.

If you are one of those that haven’t started planning the Thanksgiving meal or thawing the turkey I suggest to make a homemade rotisserie chicken instead.

We are eating roasted chicken for Thanksgiving!

When I got to the United States a few years back, turkey for Thanksgiving was not possible, so I was used to preparing a whole chicken.⁣⁣⁣This is a meal that is suitable for a family of four or for a couple.⁣⁣⁣⁣

Showing the  The process and ingredients for cooking oven-baked chicken

This oven-baked chicken has orange juice, paprika, chicken bouillon, soy sauce, pepper and bay leaves. ⁣⁣⁣⁣All these ingredients make this roasted chicken a succulent dish.

For the chicken dinner to be complete I have added all the fixings. Such as buttery mashed potatoes, an apple cranberry stuffing with Hawaiian crumbs, and a candied yam casserole with pecans and brown sugar.

The homemade rotisserie chicken dinner feeds a family of four!

I have learned that not all families have the possibilities to travel during the holidays. Thus many people stay home and homecooked meals become of high importance.

Cooking a homemade rotisserie chicken using spices like paprika and pepper, plus orange juice and cooking oil.

Some newlyweds are inclined to stay and prepare dinner for two which makes this oven-baked chicken dinner a good option for those couples that prefer to stay home or that cannot travel to meet with the whole family for the holidays.

A few years back when I arrived in Orlando finances weren’t the best. Cooking full meals at home was the way to go. The leftovers we would bring for lunch to work or eat the same meal twice and not eat out.

Cooking the homemade rotisserie chicken requires less than an hour.

The cooking process is easy. I like using baking bags that allow the chicken to roast and cook evenly while keeping it moist. However, there are some safety tips to follow so that the bag does its job correctly.

Tips for using Oven Bags

  • When cooking a roasted chicken or a turkey, the manufacturer recommends to not exceed a temperature above four hundred degrees Fahrenheit.
  • They also recommend adding a tablespoon of flour and shake the bag to avoid bursting. I personally do not do this and the bag has never burst on me. But you can add the flour recommended.
  • Use a roasting pan that is at least two inches deep. The homemade rotisserie chicken will cook on its own juice. It is important to use an appropriate pan to secure that juice for making gravy.
  • Place the bird inside the bag and season it. Use the nylon ties included in the package to close the bag and cut six and a half inches slits on top of the bag to allow the steam to escape.
  • Place the pan in the oven but make sure to allow enough space for the bag to expand during the cooking process. The bag should not touch the heating elements, racks or the oven walls.
  • When the chicken is ready, cut the bag from the top carefully and avoid the steam. The chicken will be very hot so that the bag and the chicken should remain in the baking pan.

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Homemade rotisserie chicken dinner served with all the fixings

Homemade Rotisserie Chicken

Chef Adriana Martin
Cook the homemade rotisserie chicken with all the fixings today. A chicken dinner winner to feed a family of four or for dinner for two on a budget.
5 from 9 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American Contemporary
Servings 4 people
Calories 166 kcal

Equipment

  • Roasting pan (2 inches deep)
  • Oven bag and ties
  • measuring cups and spoons
  • Scissors
  • Thermometer

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup cooking oil
  • 1 orange cut in half
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon chicken bouillon
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 bay leaves

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F, lower oven temperature to 350°F when ready to cook the bird. Place the whole chicken inside the bag and add the cooking oil and the orange juice.
  • Then add the soy sauce and the chicken bouillon. Sprinkle with the paprika and the poultry seasoning. Add the bay leaves and one orange cut in half. The orange put it inside the bird.
  • Close the bag with the nylon tie included in the package. Cut six and a half inches slits on top of the bag to allow the steam to escape.
  • Place the pan in the oven but make sure to allow enough space for the bag to expand during the cooking process. The bag should not touch the heating elements, racks or the oven walls.
  • Cook the chicken at 350°F for 50 minutes or until reaching an internal temperature of 180°F. Let is rest before cutting. Use the cooking juice for making gravy or serve as a jus on the side.
  • When the chicken is ready, cut the bag from the top carefully and avoid the steam. The chicken will be very hot so that the bag and the chicken should remain in the baking pan.

Nutrition

Calories: 166kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 2gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 300mgPotassium: 163mgFiber: 1gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 395IUVitamin C: 33mgCalcium: 24mgIron: 1mg
Keyword chicken, oven baked, thanksgiving
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Brian

5 stars
This is one of my go-to items whenever I visit a Peruvian restaurant. Never tried to make it though. But you have inspired me!

Candace

It sounds like a great dish for the holidays. A nice tasty recipe to share with the family. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day!!

Krysten Quiles

5 stars
Oh my goodness that looks absolutely DELISH! It’s making my mouth water. Thanks so much for sharing all the recipe details with all of us.

Cris

5 stars
Wow! That chicken looks so amazing! So much better than the one you could buy from a store!

Crickette

We love making roast chicken at home. We don’t celebrate Thanksgiving but we do celebrate Christmas and New Year’s Eve. I will try this recipe for Christmas because it looks delicious and easy to make!

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