I love a good Rotisserie chicken, but since I don’t have rotisserie tools I typically just pick one up at my local grocery store when we are in the mood for one or need a quick dinner.
This past weekend I made a chicken stew that called for shredded chicken from a rotisserie chicken. Now, of course I knew I could use any shredded chicken, but I wanted to try to make a rotisserie one. I searched the internets for a copycat rotisserie recipe that called for ingredients I had at home, since last week I picked up a twin pack of whole chickens for $.99/lb I wanted to use one for this purpose. I came across a fairly easy recipe and made only minor adjustments based on what I had on hand. It was delicious! When it was only halfway done cooking I almost changed my mind about what was for dinner, it smelled so mouth-watering delicious! I decided to go ahead and make the stew, but couldn’t stop snacking on little pieces of the chicken! The skin was crisp, with a sweet and slightly spicy flavor, and then the meat was moist and so flavorful! I’m going to make this again later this week and serve with my Garlic Parmesan Asparagus and Rice Salad.
- 1 whole chicken, between 4-6 pounds
- 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons paprika
- 2 teaspoons sea salt
- 1-1/2 teaspoon onion salt
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon all spice
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper seasoning
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 medium onion, peeled and quartered
|Preheat oven to 350 degrees.Remove innards and giblets from the chicken. Rinse chicken and pat dry.
Set aside. Combine all seasonings in a bowl, mix to combine.
|Begin to sprinkle seasoning all over the chicken and rub into the skin.|
|Bake for about 2 hours, or until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.
Mmm, so delicious!
|Here’s what I used 2 cups of the shredded meat for, it’s a 5 Grain Chipotle Chicken Stew recipe, and I got it off the back of the Raley’s Chicken and Chipotle Infused Broth box. It was delicious, I plan on making it again and sharing that recipe with you. Delicious and very healthy! (that’s light sour cream I have on there!) It’s very similar to a chicken tortilla soup with a bit of a healthy twist!|