Backyard Rotisserie Chicken on the gas or charcoal grill

The best way to grill a whole chicken is on a rotisserie made for your barbecue grill. Rotisserie consists of a spit and the motor. Cooking a whole chicken comes out so juicy and tasty. It seems like all the fatty juices stay inside the chicken as it rotates round and round during the cooking.

See Weber.com for whole chicken ideas and cooking instructions.

We buy organic chickens. Most good grocery stores and supermarkets have a selection of organic whole chickens.  Always use an instant-read thermometer to make sure your chicken is completely cooked.

Backyard Rotisserie Chicken on the gas grill

I have posted some links to delicious whole chicken recipes. If you find a whole chicken recipe you like that is not on the rotisserie, you can prepare it the same way but place it on the spit. Always use a meat thermometer to make sure the chicken is cooked. Use the indirect method – medium.  Gauge that a 4-pound chicken takes about 75 to 90 minutes. Use that instant-read thermometer.

An alternative to way to grill a whole chicken is the “Beer Can Chicken.” It is a fun recipe and makes for a very moist chicken. Here is the link.

Cooking a rotisserie chicken at home is so much better than buying at the store. Tip: use leftover chicken to make yourself some fantastic chicken enchiladas.

Wine Matches for Rotisserie Chicken

 

Excellent choice with a rotisserie chicken
Excellent choice with a rotisserie chicken