Rotisserie chicken is a form of chicken cooked on a skewer that rotates to cook the chicken evenly while also basting itself in its own juices. It was a popular dish during Medieval times due to its convenient way of evenly cooking the whole chicken, sometimes having a “spit boy” specifically for the task of turning the skewer.
Although considered a healthy meal in moderation, it is important to note a few things about rotisserie chicken’s nutritional content: 1) Total Fat per serving 2) Total sodium per serving 3) Cholesterol. The amount of fat in a serving is good for one day alone, but the saturated fat is what you’ll want to be mindful of. Also, one serving of chicken is equivalent to ½ the amount of salt you should have a day, so if you’ve had anything such as soda, chips, fries, Gatorade, cup noodles, etc. throughout the day, chances are you’ve already gone over the recommended daily intake of sodium consumption.
Rotisserie Chicken Ingredients:
- 1 (3 pound) whole chicken
- ¼ Cup of butter, melted
- 1 tablespoon of salt
- 1 tablespoon of paprika
- ¼ tablespoon of ground black pepper
- Season the inside of the chicken with a pinch of salt. Place the chicken on a rotisserie and set the grill on high. Cook for 10 minutes.
- During that time, quickly mix together the butter, 1 tablespoon of salt, paprika, and pepper. Turn the grill down to medium and baste the chicken with the butter mixture. Close the lid and cook for 1 to 1 1/2 hours, basting occasionally, until the internal temperature reaches 180 degrees F (83 degrees C) when taken in the thigh with a meat thermometer.
- Remove from the rotisserie and let stand for 10 to 15 minutes before cutting into pieces and serving.
Serving Size: 11.3 oz (½ chicken)
From Fat: 306 (46.7%)
Total Fat: 34g
Saturated Fat: 9g
From Fiber: 0.3g
Sodium: 1188mg (50% of daily intake)
Est. Preparation Time: 1 hr 45 minutes
Recipe from http://allrecipes.com/recipe/93168/rotisserie-chicken/