How to prepare the best rotisserie chicken over charcoal: Expert tips

Rotisserie chicken is one of the most rewarding ways to cook chicken. You with crispy and delicious skin with tender and juicy meat inside. Cooking a rotisserie chicken at home requires little in the way of materials. Once you have a rotisserie set up, you can leave the heat and birds to do the work on their own!

If you’ve already mastered how to grill chicken, stepping up your game to a rotisserie is an easy step. To help you get started, here are a few tips to make the most of your rotisserie.

Tips for a Perfect Rotisserie Chicken

One of the best parts of cooking chicken on a rotisserie is that you don’t have to worry about basting it. The bird will baste itself with its own juices as it spins.

We recommend tying the bird to keep the legs and wings closer to the body. The various parts of the chicken have varying fat levels, so they cook at different rates. Tying the chicken will help the meat cook more evenly.

The fat chicken does have is under its skin and will start to fall off the meat as it cooks. If you’re cooking the bird over charcoal, this fat will fall onto the coals and splatter ash upwards. To prevent this, keep your medium-heat charcoal to the side of your rotisserie.

Cooking your chicken with your fuel source to the side will take about 45 minutes per 1kg of meat. This calculation is per bird, so if your rotisserie is big enough you can cook more than one chicken at once without having to increase your cooking time.

Be sure to have a meat thermometer nearby to check whether the bird is done. When your thermometer shows a minimum temperature of 75C, your chicken is ready to come off the rotisserie.

A final tip to get the perfect rotisserie chicken is to use high-quality chicken. While a non-organic bird can come out great over coals, using an organic or halal chicken will result in much better-tasting meat.

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