Five-Spice Rotisserie Chicken

Five-Spice Rotisserie Chicken
Five-Spice Rotisserie Chicken. David Bishop/Getty Images
  • 2 hrs 20 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins,
  • Cook: 2 hrs
  • Yield: Serves 4 to 6

This Asian-style rotisserie chicken recipe has a mildly tart and pungent flavor. This recipe goes really well served up with grilled vegetables.

What You'll Need

  • 1 whole chicken, about 4 to 5 pounds/1.8 to 2.3 kg
  • 1/4 cup/60 mL fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup/60 mL fresh orange juice
  • 1/4 cup/60 mL soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup/60 mL minced green onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon/15 mL sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL Chinese five-spice powder
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon/2.5 sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon/2.5 mL ground black pepper

How to Make It

To prepare the marinade, mix all ingredients, excluding chicken, in a medium bowl. Wash and remove innards from chicken cavity and snip off wing tips. Pat chicken dry. Place chicken in a large resealable plastic bag and add marinade. Turn bag a few times to make sure chicken is coated. Place the plastic bag in a large blow and refrigerate for 4 to 6 hours. Preheat grill on high heat and remove chicken from bag.

Discard the marinade. Tie the chicken legs with twine and secure on the rotisserie rod. Cook chicken on indirect high heat until internal temperature reaches between 170 to 180 degrees F. (75 to 80 degrees C.) If the chicken is browning too quickly, reduce heat to medium. Let chicken rest for 10 minutes before carving.

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Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 968
Total Fat 54 g
Saturated Fat 15 g
Unsaturated Fat 21 g
Cholesterol 321 mg
Sodium 932 mg
Carbohydrates 12 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Protein 104 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)