Spit Roasted Bacon Wrapped Chicken

Spit Roasted Bacon Wrapped Chicken
Spit Roasted Bacon Wrapped Chicken. Joff Lee/Getty Images
  • Total: 3 hrs
  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Cook: 2 hrs 30 mins
  • Yield: Serves 4-6
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
955 Calories
58g Fat
0g Carbs
102g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: Serves 4-6
Amount per serving
Calories 955
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 58g 74%
Saturated Fat 18g 91%
Cholesterol 339mg 113%
Sodium 393mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Protein 102g
Calcium 56mg 4%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

The bacon and the butter help to keep this rotisserie chicken moist and give it an old world fire roasted taste. A simply delicious, few ingredient meal!


  • 1 whole chicken, about 5 pounds/2.3 kg
  • 5 slices bacon
  • 3 tablespoons/45 mL butter
  • salt and pepper to taste

Steps to Make It

Sprinkle the inside of the chicken with the salt and pepper. Truss the chicken. Place securely on rotisserie skewer. Dry thoroughly with paper towels. Rub with butter and sprinkle with salt. Blanch bacon in boiling water for three minutes. Secure the strips of bacon over the breast and thighs with string. Preheat your grill and prepare your rotisserie. Place a drip pan under the place where the chicken will be and fill it half full with water. Keep water in this pan during the cooking time. Place chicken on the grill with a medium heat. Cook until dark meat (thighs) reaches 165 degrees F/65 degrees C, about 2 to 2 1/2 hours. Remove bacon about 15 minutes before the chicken is done and baste the chicken with drippings from the pan.