Kicked-Up Store-Bought Whole Deli Chicken

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

If you are looking for a way to kick up a plain whole roasted deli chicken, then this is it! The sauce takes minutes to prepare, just brush over the chicken and bake for 15 minutes. This makes a wonderful quick and easy weekday meal, double the sauce for 2 chickens. The 15 minute cooking time is for a warm or almost room-temperature fully cooked whole deli chicken. This is delicious!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 tablespoons butter (or use vegetable oil)
  • 3 shallots, finely chopped (or use a small onion, finely chopped)
  • 1 -2 teaspoon fresh minced garlic (optional)
  • 12 cup apricot preserves
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 12 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 12 teaspoon creole seasoning
  • 1 whole deli rotisserie-cooked chicken (about 2-1/2 to 3 pounds)


  1. Heat oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat; add in shallots and garlic (if using) and saute for 3-4 minutes or until tender.
  2. Stir in apricot preserves, lemon juice, hot sauce and Creole seasoning, reduce heat to low and cook for 5-6 minutes, stirring with wooden spoon until heated through.
  3. Place the deli chicken on top of a rack on a medium shallow baking dish, then brush the chicken all over with the prepared glaze.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.
  5. Enjoy with rice if desired.


Most Helpful

Wow! What a great way to kick up deli chicken...simple easy and full of flavor... added some hot sauce to recipe since hubby loves things hot... outstanding!!!

Chef SugarPie July 29, 2009

I really loved the skin topped with the glaze, my chicken was just a little dry after cooking, I may have left it a little long & I have a fan-forced oven so will be more watchful next time.

**Mandy** April 17, 2008

This was a delicious change from the same-old store bought rotisserie chicken. I made the glaze and tasted it - wasn't crazy about it on it's own. But when you taste it baked on the chicken, it's delicious! I really didn't taste much heat from the hot sauce (I used tabasco), so if someone likes it spicier, you might double that to 1 teaspoon. I also baked mine for 20 minutes instead of 15. Thanks Kittencal!

Pam-I-Am April 26, 2007

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