Rotisserie Chicken – Nothing Better

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Rotisserie Chicken

Rotisserie Chicken

These days you see rotisserie chicken everywhere – big warehouse stores, chain stores, you name it. It’s hard to resist when you walk by one of those big rotating rotisseries with maybe 50 birds on it. If you are fortunate enough to have a rotisserie on your grill you have probably cooked chicken many times because when you cook one you want to go back for more.
So what’s so special about cooking chicken on the rotisserie? When cooking this way we are actually roasting the chicken. Basically, roasting is just cooking uncovered. But the rotisserie keeps it constantly turning and therefore it cooks more evenly. Also, the juices tend to roll around instead of just dripping off making the chicken more moist than roasting alone.

The other benefit of rotisserie chicken is a great reduction of fat. With the chicken on the rotisserie, the fat can drain out and not mix in with the oil of a roasting pan.

Next comes the question of seasoning. Actually, seasoning is not a requirement as the chicken will taste great as it is. However, if you want to jazz it up any kind or rub, marinades or basting sauce works very well.

Here is more information that may be of interest:

The first step to rotisserie cooking a chicken is having some kind of rotisserie and knowing how to use it. This is where that user manual comes in handy. Once you have the basics of how to use the particular piece of rotisserie equipment for your grill, it’s time to get the chicken. It’s best to start with a fresh, not frozen whole chicken. It really does make a difference.

The next thing to consider is the seasoning. Marinades, dry rubs and bastes will all work well with rotisserie chicken. Traditionally, we think of basting meat on the spit, but that can lead to burning and requires more attention. Of course, you may still want to baste during cooking to keep the bird moist, but a good marinade will do more towards a juicy bird than applying sauces during cooking. When applying marinades or rubs to your chicken, do your best to get it under the skin and to the meat. Coating the skin will help to make it tasty, but won’t do a lot for the meat underneath.

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What? You don’t have a rotisserie? Then check out these accessories at great prices:

Weber 7519 Gas Grill Rotisserie

The Weber gas grill rotisserie fits the E-300 and S- Series gas grills.

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Made in USA KettlePizza Basic Pizza Oven Kit for 18.5 and 22.5 Inch Kettle Grills, KPB-22

The KettlePizza Basic is a pizza oven conversion kit for 18.5 and 22.5 inch charcoal kettle grills. This product installs on top of your kettle grill transforming it into a charcoal or wood burning pizza oven.

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Weber 2290 22-Inch Charcoal Kettle Rotisserie

Convert any 22″ kettle into a rotisserie cooker. Includes a heavy-duty electric motor with a wooden rod handle for safe handling. Improved design no longer requires counterbalance for smooth wear.

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Char-Broil Premium Electric Rotisserie

Char-Broil’s Premium Electric Rotisserie is ideal for care-free cooking of roasts, hams, and poultry. It is designed to fit most 3 and 4 burner grills by mounting to the grill castings on either side of the grill. The rotisserie features an electric motor has a simple on/off switch and plug-in, a one-piece spit rod with black plastic, two 4-prong meat forks, and a 30 day guarantee.

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