Rotisserie Lemon-Rosemary Chicken

"From the Ultimate Rotisserie Cookbook by Diane Phillips. Tangy lemon and pungent rosemary give this chicken its robust flavor. Cooking time includes the 8 hour marinating time."
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Ready In:
9hrs 45mins




  • Wash chicken inside and out under cold water and pat dry.
  • Remove any excess fat from the skin and put chicken in a 2-gallon zip top bag.
  • Mix marinade ingredients and pour over chicken.
  • Marinate in refrigerator about 8 hours.
  • Remove chicken from marinade and drain.
  • Load chicken onto spit rod assembly. Truss according to manufacturer's directions, or tie the legs together and tie another string around the body and wings so the wings don't flop around during cooking.
  • Roast until an instant-read meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the thigh registers 175 degrees, about 20 minutes per pound.
  • Remove chicken from spit, cover loosely with foil and let rest for about 10 minutes before carving.

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  1. cindymcleod62
    I removed the back bone of my chicken with cooking shears, then laid it over indirect heat (on HIGH)) and grilled it for a little over 1 hour. It was so tender and juicy. This will get a repeat performance again very soon!
  2. dragonpawz
    We also found this recipe in the rotisserie cook book. We have made this many times. In the winter we make it in my "Set it and Forget It" In the summer we always make it beer can chicken style. Always comes out so juicy and tender you can cut it with a fork! Trust me people, you will love it!
  3. Jopalis
    I marinated overnight and cooked on rotisserie/bbq. The chicken was very moist and tender with good flavor. I will make this again. Thank you.
  4. sunnysocalgirl18
    Delicious! Makes chicken very moist and tasty. I only marinated it for about four hours and it was still very tasty. We roasted it on an outdoor grill and it came out great. Enjoy.
  5. Kittencalrecipezazz
    This chicken was FABULOUS!!!! I used a 7-pound roasting chicken, and made it on my outdoor rotisserie, I marinaded it for about 7 hours, SO SO SO delicious and tender, we simply loved this, I can't wait to make it again, thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe hon!...Kitten:)


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