I know it’s tempting to just grab a bird at the store, but once I show you how to make rotisserie chicken at home, you may never buy a grocery store chicken again. No messy schlepping necessary; this easy recipe makes chicken taste special: crispy skin and juicy meat with incredible flavor.
Move an oven rack to the lowest position and preheat oven to 425 degrees.
In a small bowl, whisk together the paprika, thyme, garlic powder, onion powder, and 2 teaspoons salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper.
Remove giblets from chicken (if present) and brush the outside of chicken with olive oil. Rub the spice mixture all over the outside of the chicken (I like to use disposable gloves).
Truss the chicken if desired. Place in a baking dish or on a rimmed baking sheet.
Bake uncovered until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees, about 70 to 80 minutes. Brush the chicken periodically (every 20 minutes if desired) with the juices that have accumulated in the bottom of the dish to prevent it from drying out.
Serve immediately or place in a slow cooker for up to 8 hours on the lowest possible heat setting.