Learn how to make Rotisserie chicken seasoning at home with just 4 ingredients (plus salt and pepper). Make it in big batches to keep on hand, and then just add a chicken.

Rotisserie chicken seasoning ingredients on a white plate.
Table of Contents
  1. Recipe ingredients
  2. Instructions
  3. Recipe tips and variations
  4. Rotisserie Chicken Seasoning Recipe

Recipe ingredients

Rotisserie chicken seasoning ingredients on a white plate.

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, mix together the paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, and dried thyme. Add salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.
A raw chicken rubbed with seasoning in a cast iron skillet.

Recipe tips and variations

  • Whole chicken in a rotisserie: Truss and skewer the chicken (giblets removed). Coat generously with the dry rub. Insert the rotisserie skewers into the rotisserie. Cook according to rotisserie manufacturer’s instructions. Let it rest about 10 minutes before carving.
  • Whole chicken in the oven: Truss the chicken (giblets removed), then coat with olive oil. Coat generously with the dry rub. Place in a roasting pan, baking dish, or cast iron skillet. Bake at 425 degrees for 70-80 minutes, until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees. Baste the chicken every 15-20 minutes with juices from the bottom of the pan (or olive oil). Let it rest about 10 minutes before carving.
  • Chicken pieces: 4 to 5 pounds of chicken pieces such as breast, thighs, or quarters may be substituted for the whole chicken. Reduce total baking time to 30 to 45 minutes.
  • 2 whole chickens in the oven: The baking time is the same if you want to roast 2 chickens instead of 1. Make extra for a friend in need or for your favorite recipes.
  • Whole chicken in a slow cooker: After rinsing the chicken and patting it dry with paper towels, brush the skin with a little olive oil and generously dust the chicken with the seasoning. Place the prepared chicken in the slow cooker and cook on HIGH for 3-4 hours, or LOW for 6-8 hours.
A rotisserie chicken on a white plate with slices of lemon.

Recipes for leftover chicken

Rotisserie chicken seasoning ingredients on a white plate.

Rotisserie Chicken Seasoning

Learn how to make Rotisserie chicken seasoning at home with just 4 ingredients (plus salt and pepper). Make it in big batches to keep on hand, and then just add a chicken.
4.97 from 56 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Servings 6
Course Pantry
Cuisine American
Calories 5

Ingredients 

  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 ½ teaspoons dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions 

  • Whisk all dried ingredients and spices together in a small bowl. Use immediately or store in an airtight jar in the pantry for future use.

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Notes

  1. Whole chicken in a rotisserie: Truss and skewer the chicken (giblets removed). Coat generously with the dry rub. Insert the rotisserie skewers into the rotisserie. Cook according to rotisserie manufacturer’s instructions. Let it rest about 10 minutes before carving.
  2. Whole chicken in the oven: Truss the chicken (giblets removed), then coat with olive oil. Coat generously with the dry rub. Place in a roasting pan, baking dish, or cast iron skillet. Bake at 425 degrees for 70-80 minutes, until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees. Baste the chicken every 15-20 minutes with juices from the bottom of the pan (or olive oil). Let it rest about 10 minutes before carving.
  3. Chicken pieces: 4 to 5 pounds of chicken pieces such as breast, thighs, or quarters may be substituted for the whole chicken. Reduce total baking time to 30 to 45 minutes.
  4. 2 whole chickens in the oven: The baking time is the same if you want to roast 2 chickens instead of 1. Make extra for a friend in need or for your favorite recipes.
  5. Whole chicken in a slow cooker: Pat the chicken dry with paper towels, brush the skin with a little olive oil and generously dust the chicken with the seasoning. Place the prepared chicken in the slow cooker and cook on HIGH for 3-4 hours, or LOW for 6-8 hours.

Nutrition

Calories: 5kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 1mgPotassium: 21mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 338IUCalcium: 5mgIron: 1mg
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Comments

  1. I’d recommend 1-2 tsp brown sugar added to meld the flavors just a bit. Comes out fantastic if you spatchcock and leave in a smoker at 225F for 3-4 hours.4 stars

  2. I loved this recipe. Thank you for sharing. I used the chicken for tacos and the leftovers went into my salad.

  3. 1/2021 With so few ingredients, I was surprised how tasty it was. I did not add the salt and pepper as I prefer to season each dish separately. I used this spice on chicken breasts because the recipe I was making called for leftover rotisserie chicken and I had none5 stars

  4. Used your seasoning for the rotisserie chicken, and baked in our gass oven, it was wonderful, will use it again
    Thanks

    1. Hi L, it will depend on the size of your slow cooker. You’ll want to get a chicken that will fit into the slow cooker, so if you have a 3.5 or 4 quart slow cooker, choose a smaller 3 to 4 pound chicken. A 6 quart slow cooker will be able to fit a larger bird. I hope you enjoy this! – Meggan

    2. 4 pounds as long as that fits in your slow cooker. Sorry that wasn’t in this post. I’ll fix it up for the next person. Thank you! -Meggan

  5. With so few ingredients, I was surprised how tasty it was. I did not add the salt and pepper as I prefer to season each dish separately. I used this spice on chicken breasts because the recipe I was making called for leftover rotisserie chicken and I had none4 stars

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