Copycat Boston Market Rotisserie Chicken Recipe

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Copycat Boston Market Rotisserie Chicken Recipe

Rotisserie has been a method of cooking as far back as the medieval period or middle ages. It inserts a spit or a long metal rod all the way through the meat like chicken, pork, and beef. The spit with the meat rotates over a fireplace, a grill, or in a rotisserie oven. A rotisserie chicken is very visible in the US markets. It comes with different rubs and spices.

In the 1990s, Boston Market has become popular with their rotisserie chicken recipe. Although many rotisseries offer various rotisserie chicken recipes, Boston Market has dominated the United States with over 300 branches. No need to go out to taste their super yummy rotisserie. You will learn how to recreate one of the most well-loved rotisserie recipes in the comfort of your home! 

Why Should You Truss a Chicken?

We recommend trussing the chicken if you’re not filling the chicken’s cavity as it helps prevent the circulation of hot air inside the cavity. Trussing the chicken legs and wings before roasting helps to achieve even cooking. It keeps the chicken breast from drying out without overcooking the wings, legs, and thighs.

Also, it helps the spit or rod to rotate with ease when using an actual rotisserie. But even without a rotisserie tool, trussing a chicken for an oven finish works great. The outcome will be more pleasing in looks and in taste. This oven roasted chicken recipe is a more convenient way while maintaining the taste of a real rotisserie chicken.

How to Truss a Chicken?

Don’t worry, trussing a chicken is so easy! Just follow the steps below and you’ll have an amazing chicken. Prepare all the ingredients mentioned in the recipe and include enough length of plain, unbleached kitchen twine.

There are different ways to truss a chicken but this one is efficient and uncomplicated. First, position the chicken. Put the chicken legs face towards you. Next, run a piece of twine horizontally at the center back of the chicken. Pull the strings forward over the wings.

Then tie the twine at the top of the breast to cover the meat with its skin. This will prevent the breast from overcooking. After that, slide the string along the sides of the breast over the wings, bringing back the ends towards you. 

Cross the twine and place it under the crown of the bird. Don’t forget to pull the strings tightly in every step. Wrap around the knees of the chicken and cross the end of the string. Flip the chicken and tie around the tail. Snip off the twine and you’re done!

Expect an incredibly evenly cooked chicken. Juicy inside, crispy outside!

Why Should You Make a Copycat Boston Market Rotisserie Chicken?

Everyone has different palates for the best rotisserie, but there must be one that really stands out among the rest. Boston Market has a special place for rotisserie chicken lovers. Once you’ve tried their chicken, you’ll never want to have it elsewhere. Well good for you, we got you an easy to follow recipe to bring home the taste of a real Boston Market rotisserie!

The ingredients are just few and simple and you won’t need a rotisserie if you don’t have one at home. An oven is just what you need! Serve this whole roasted chicken on special occasions like Thanksgiving or make a regular day a special one with our copycat recipe.

Try it and savor the best rotisserie recipe that leaves a remarkable rotisserie experience. Don’t forget to partner it with your favorite side dish just like our Homemade Mashed Potatoes and Gravy. Perfect classic dinner anyone can enjoy!

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How To Make Copycat Boston Market Rotisserie Chicken

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Recreate Boston Market’s well-loved rotisserie chicken with this copycat recipe and taste the goodness in every bite! And the best thing is you don’t need a rotisserie to prepare this savory whole roasted chicken. All you need is an oven.

Prep: 1 days
Cook: 1 hr 30 mins
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  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 whole chicken, trussed


  1. Combine apple cider vinegar, oil, brown sugar, and minced garlic in a small bowl.

  2. Whisk to combine fully before pouring the mixture over the chicken in a large glass bowl.

  3. Cover and let marinate in the refrigerator overnight.

  4. The next day, flip the chicken over to marinate the other side.

  5. Let marinate in the refrigerator for another 4 hours or more.

  6. Remove from the refrigerator and let rest at room temperature for 20 minutes before cooking.

  7. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F for 10 to 15 minutes.

  8. Once the oven has preheated, set the chicken in a roasting pan and let cook for 45 minutes to 11/2 hours or until the chicken’s internal temperature reaches 160 degrees.

  9. Remove from the oven and let rest for about five minutes before carving and serving.

Recipe Notes

When checking the chicken temperature, make sure to put the thermometer in the thickest part of the chicken and begin checking it at the end of cooking. If a thermometer is not available, you can poke the chicken using a fork to check the chicken juice. If it’s red or pinkish, the meat is not yet fully cooked. Remember that cooking time may vary depending on the size of the chicken.

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Commonly Asked Questions

How to cut a rotisserie chicken?

Cutting chicken might sound simple but can be messy and uneven if not done right. So learning the tricks and tips is a basic way to get the most of the chicken meat. To slice it properly, place the chicken on a stable cutting board with the breast side up. Cut the twine that holds the legs and chicken. Then use a meat fork to keep the chicken from moving when you cut it. First, draw the leg away from the body and cut through the joints. Do for both legs. The process is almost the same with the wings. Hold the wingtip and cut through the joints to separate it from the breast. For the breast, carve from the outside all the way to the center. These are the basic cuts but you can dice or shred the meat after.

How to reheat rotisserie chicken?

To reheat leftovers, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Place the chicken in a baking dish and pour chicken broth just up to ¼ inches of the dish to maintain its moisture. Cover with tin foil, then place the dish in the oven and roast for around 25 minutes. Remove the cover and roast for another 5 minutes to help the chicken skin to regain its crispness.

How long is rotisserie chicken good for?

A cooked rotisserie chicken can last up to 4 or 5 days in the refrigerator that is set to 40 degrees F or colder. Properly store it in a shallow airtight container. It helps in preventing spoilage aside from the cold temperature in the fridge. An aluminum foil or plastic wrap can help too in the absence of an airtight container. To further extend its shelf life, place the properly stored leftover in the freezer.

What to do with leftover rotisserie chicken?

You can still enjoy eating leftovers in a lot of other recipes. It goes well with pie, salad, or even quesadilla. The possibilities are endless because rotisserie is so flexible. For pies, you can try another Boston Market recipe, chicken pot pie! Also, try a healthier option with Strawberry, Chicken, and Pecan Spinach Salad Parfaits with Brown Sugar-Bacon Vinaigrette. You might think it’s a complicated recipe from the name, but mind you, the recipe is quick and easy. Another one is the Chili’s Chicken Quesadilla which is a must-try too! You can do so much from a simple rotisserie chicken.



Rotisserie is one of the tastiest chicken recipes. This unique cooking method leaves the chicken tender and juicy. This whole roasted chicken is also great for chicken basting. You can use any of your favorite spices and aromatics to give a savory, sweet, or even spicy finish for the white meat. It’s really up to you!

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