Kittencal's Rotisserie Whole Chicken

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 20m
Ready In

"This may be made on your indoor or outdoor rotisserie, I recommend to use margarine the butter tends to burn when cooking, you could also use 1/2 cup oil if desired and omit the margarine, this also works well using a large 6-7 pound roasting chicken, or a smaller size turkey and make certain that your turkey is completely thawed before cooking, cooking time will need to be increased for a larger chicken or a small turkey if making a small turkey or a larger chicken you may need to double all ingredients…"

Original recipe yields 5 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (467.8 g)
  • Calories 599.9
  • Total Fat - 32.2 g
  • Saturated Fat - 5.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 818.2 mg
  • Sodium - 1199.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 17.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.6 g
  • Sugars - 10.6 g
  • Protein - 61.1 g
  • Calcium - 65.9 mg
  • Iron - 9.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 50.5 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

In a saucepan combine oil, margarine, honey, lime juice, garlic powder, paprika and seasoned salt over medium-low heat, stirring until honey is melted; cool slightly.

Step 2

Wash chicken then dry with paper towels.

Step 3

Season the inside of the chicken cavity with seasoned salt (any amount desired).

Step 4

Poke holes all over the lemon then place inside the cavity (this will allow the lemon flavor and steam from the lemon to escape making for a more moister flavorful chicken).

Step 5

Using a pastry brush, brush the oil/margarine mixture liberally all over the outside of the chicken (save the remaining oil mixture to baste the chicken while cooking).

Step 6

Prepare the chicken for the spit by securing together with heavy string if needed.

Step 7

Place the chicken on rotisserie rod and secure tightly.

Step 8

Place the chicken on rotisserie rod and secure tightly.

Step 9

Cook at 400 degrees F for about 1 hour or until cooked through, basting with the oil/butter mixture while the chicken is cooking (cooking time will vary depending on the size of your chicken or turkey).

Step 10

When the chicken has finished cooking, wrap completely in foil and let sit for about 20 minutes before serving (this is an important step to lock in the juices!).

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



This was a great rotisserie chicken. I loved that the skin was nice and crispy and the meat was very moist. Thanks for sharing this nice keeper. Made for Best of 2014 Tag.

review by:
(20 Jan 2015)


This is delicious and so juicy. Great flavors. Thanks for the tip of poking holes in the lemon. I used to just pop the whole lemon inside without poking holes and couldn't figure out why I wasn't getting much lemon flavor :) I did this on the outdoor rotisserie but looking forward to doing it during the winter on my tabletop Farberware rotisserie.

review by:
(21 Jun 2014)


I loved that this chicken was tender and juicy, not dry. There were a few ingredients for no fuss prep. I am making this again.

review by:
(2 Nov 2012)