It’s okay to admit that you regularly buy the rotisserie chicken food lion for your dinner. Albeit having a high-calorie count per serving, they are flavorful, juicy, and most importantly affordable. But did you know that you also can do it on an outdoor grill that you have at home? Rest assured, the recipe is easy and you are more than likely to have all of the ingredients at home.
Rotisserie Chicken Food Lion
- 1 whole chicken approximately 3 pounds
- 1 tablespoon of salt
- 1 pinch of salt for the chicken’s cavity
- ¼ cup of melted butter
- ¼ tablespoon of ground black pepper
- 1 tablespoon of ground paprika
tart by heating your outdoor grill. Lightly oil the grate and make sure that the grill works just fine. As you wait for the grill to be ready, you can season the chicken with a pinch of salt in the cavity.
Then secure the wings and legs by tying them to the bird with a kitchen string. Make sure that you tie it correctly before you put the chicken in the rotisserie attachment. Again, ensure that the chicken is sitting securely in the rotisserie.
Put the attachment over the grill and let it cook for about ten minutes. Mix the butter with salt, pepper, and paprika for the basting mixture. Turn the grill heat down and start basting the chicken.
Afterward, you can let the grill work by closing the lid. However, you need to occasionally baste the chicken until it’s wholly cooked. You can use a meat thermometer to check the chicken. And when it’s at 180oF, roughly about 1 to ½ hours, then your chicken is ready.
Anyhow, just like any meat, you need to let the chicken rest for about ten to fifteen minutes before you start carving.
Some Notes on Rotisserie Chicken
In general, a rotisserie chicken is gluten-free since it doesn’t have any glutinous ingredients inside. Of course, different variants may have different sets of ingredients list. So, you need to check it regularly, especially if you have celiac.
While you can always reheat the chicken on the grill, you are risking it to be dry. To retain the moisture, reheating in either microwave, regular oven, or an air fryer is preferable. But of course, you can always reuse the chicken for a salad or chicken soup.
Did you know this rotisserie chicken food lion is good to eat for about four days in the fridge? Of course, you need to keep it in an airtight container to prevent molding. Anyhow, it’s a great solution for you who has a large amount of leftovers.