Backyard Rotisserie Chicken on the gas or charcoal grill

I have an old Weber Genesis B. When I purchased the grill, I also selected a rotisserie kit (spit and motor). What a great cooking tool this is! Two things on the spit come out so delicious. One is a “rotisserie” chicken and the other is baby back ribs. If you have a Weber or other grill, consider purchasing a rotisserie kit. You can cook a whole chicken with the indirect method on the grill surface, but it is never as juicy as using the rotisserie spit. See for whole chicken ideas and cooking instructions.

We buy our chickens at Trader Joe’s or Pape Meat Company. We generally find that on our Weber BBQ, we need an hour and 15 minutes (an hour and 30 minutes at the most) for a 4-pound chicken.  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.  Be sure to tress the chicken before you place it on the spit.  See video below.

Wine Matches for Rotisserie Chicken

How to tress a chicken for rotisserie cooking

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