Dairy-free roasted rotisserie chicken is our once-a-week dinner staple,
and it’s a-mazing!
The recipe for the homemade rub is inspired by A Year of Slow Cooking,
and tastes just like roasted chicken you buy at the store.
I call the white meat!
MAKES A GREAT GIFT
Because we use this so much,
we make the rub in bulk and have it on hand in our spice cabinet always.
This makes a great gift for dads and neighbors at Christmas, too…
if baking banana bread ain’t your thing.
OVEN IS BEST!
If you want crispy golden brown skin,
bake your chicken in the oven on 400 until it’s done.
The cook time really depends on the size of the bird.
I get smaller chickens, and they cook in about an hour.
However, if you’re taking the skin off and/or just want to shred the whole chicken,
the crock pot is the way to go.
CHECK THE INSIDE OF YOUR CHICKEN BEFORE COOKING
Also, if you are new to the “whole chicken” thing,
make sure you remove any parts or bags from the inside of the chicken.
I use my kitchen tongs for this because I don’t necessarily love digging inside chicken with my bare hands.
MAKE CHICKEN BROTH, TOO!
After the chicken is cooked,
we use the carcass to make chicken broth the next day.
When we roast our chicken in our 6 quart dutch oven (affiliate link)
we can easily move the scraps to the refrigerator by simply putting the lid on the pot…
and make the broth the next day, again in the same dutch oven pot.
This pot is for the oven, the fridge, AND the stove. Woohoo! Less mess.
It’s completely worth roasting whole chickens just for the homemade broth.
ROASTED CHICKEN LEFTOVERS
With our family of four, I usually have a day of leftovers from the chicken, too.
And we have plenty of dinner recipes for that. See below.
WHOLE CHICKENS ARE COST EFFECTIVE
Whole chickens are a cheap, and I even buy the hormone-free ones.
For under $10, we get two meals plus several jars of chicken broth.
When I keep hearing that broth is gut-healing and good for food allergies,
that makes me want to keep up this routine for sure.
Here’s the rotisserie chicken rub recipe below.
Chicken Rub Recipe
Mix these ingredients all together and rub on chicken before cooking.
To make the spice rub in bulk, use tablespoons instead of teaspoons and store in an airtight container.
2 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1 tsp Italian seasoning
Hope you love this homemade chicken spice rub and roasted chicken as much as we do!
Original Post: 3-18-13