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healthy rotisserie chicken

(3 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Vera williams

Slow Cooker Rotisserie Chicken recipe is an easy and healthy way to make homemade rotisserie-style chicken! Delicious homemade rotisserie chicken can be served as the main course or shredded and used for another recipe. For more detail recipes visit our site.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

If you're looking to meal prep and a healthier recipe, add this slow-roasted chicken to your menu. While this isn't cooked on a rotisserie like traditional rotisserie chicken, it is filled with the spices you'd find in rotisserie chicken. It's flavored wonderfully and the chicken is super juicy.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(3 ratings)
yield 2 serving(s)
prep time 30 Min
cook time 4 Hr
method Grill

Ingredients For healthy rotisserie chicken

  • 1
    whole chicken (about 4 lbs) - neck and giblets removed
  • 1 tsp
    chili powder
  • 3 tsp
    smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 2 tsp
    dried parsley
  • 1 tsp
    dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp
    freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp
    salt (more or less to taste)

How To Make healthy rotisserie chicken

Test Kitchen Tips
We'd recommend broiling the chicken for a few minutes to crisp up the skin and get that beautiful color.
  • Balls of aluminum foil on bottom of slow cooker.
    Spray slow cooker with cooking spray. Roll 4 balls of aluminum foil and place on the bottom of greased slow cooker (to use as rack for chicken so the juices will stay in the bottom of slow cooker under the chicken).
  • Chicken prepped, washed, and dried.
    Remove neck and goblet from the chicken, rinse the chicken with water, and pat dry with paper towels.
  • Salt, pepper, and seasonings combined in a bowl.
    In a small bowl, whisk together salt, pepper, and seasonings.
  • Seasonings rubbed over chicken.
    Rub seasoning mix all over chicken skin.
  • Chicken placed on top of the balls of aluminum foil.
    Place the chicken on top of the aluminum foil.
  • Cooking the chicken in the slow cooker.
    Cover with the lid and cook on low for 7-7.5 hours, or on high for 4-4.5 hours until the chicken is cooked through.
  • Chicken cooked to 165 degrees.
    Make sure chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 F. Carefully remove the chicken from the slow cooker (it’s very tender and it could fall apart). Serve the chicken as desired.
  • Broiling cooked chicken.
    If you want crispier skin, place the chicken on a baking sheet and broil for 3-5 minutes.