You’ll never buy another rotisserie chicken at the store once you make your own wth this seasoning!
Rotisserie Chicken Seasoning: Secret To Great Taste
The secret to great tasting roast chicken is the seasoning.
That’s the reason the deli chickens taste so good. However, they are also pretty expensive. It’s worth it for the occasional treat or when you don’t feel like cooking on a workday, but you can save money by making it yourself at other times.
I find that using a great-tasting and high-quality smoked paprika is the key to excellence.
Make It Different Each Time
What I usually do is mix up a big jar of this rotisserie chicken seasoning with just the basic herbs and spices.
I make it different by changing one of the optional herbs. I like rosemary with chicken, but I also like tarragon. So I change up the flavors by adding one of those herbs.
The seasoning mix is also great without the optional herbs.
Try it all ways!
Oven Or Spit
If you are like me and have your gas grill on a covered porch, you can spit roast your chicken year round.
But chicken is equally as tasty if you make it in the indoor oven.
Just make sure to rub a generous amount on the bird and you’re all set to go.
You should be able to coat three average-sized roasting chickens with the yield of one recipe of this seasoning mix.
- 2 tbs kosher salt (see NOTES)
- 2 tbs high-quality smoked paprika
- 3 tsp onion powder
- 1½ tsp garlic powder
- 3 tsp thyme
- 1½ tsp black pepper
- 3 tsp white pepper
- 1½ tsp cayenne pepper
- 1 tsp crushed dry rosemary -OR- crushed dried tarragon (optional)
- Mix all ingredients and store in a tightly sealed jar. Don't store in direct light.
*Adapted from Epicurious
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