I don’t know about y’all, but I LOVE the rotisserie chickens from Sam’s Club. You know…the one’s that are already cooked and juicy, seasoned to perfection, just waiting for the after-church crowd of hungry worshippers to swoop in after service and grab one for a quick Sunday supper. Yeah, those chickens. They really are delicious, and so convenient. And truthfully, not just Sam’s Club….Food Lion has them, too, as well as other places. I love the blend of rotisserie seasonings cooked perfectly into the crispness of the skin…hmmmmm…so. good.
However, I dare not feed one to my son. I just don’t know if they’ve used butter (dairy) or some other ingredient that is not safe for him. So, I decided I would try my hand at making my own “rotisserie chicken” or just roasted chicken, really. Well, I got it right!!!! The first time too, actually-to my surprise. I searched, and searched for a rotisserie recipe online, and liked different parts of different recipes. I took a little from here and a little from there. Finally, I decided to just throw together some different seasonings and it turned out great! I’ve coined it “Mommy’s Meat Seasoning”. Needless to say, I’ve incorporated roasted chicken into the weekly dinner rotation, usually on Sundays. With no argument from my household.
This recipe is really great, and easy. I’ve even decided to put my seasonings into a cleaned, used seasoning container, so that it is at the ready when I need it, just like salt or pepper. I really have begun to use it on all my meats. It’s perfect, with just a slight sweetness to it (of course, you know how I do *wink*).
Give it a try, and don’t be intimidated by how high of a heat I use when roasting my chicken. Trust me, it won’t burn if you turn the meat at least 3 times throughout the cooking process. And it will be so juicy, and wonderful ! Really ! See that beautiful chicken breast below!! Mmmm, mmmm, good !
Roasted Chicken w/ homemade seasoning mix– serves (depends on how many pieces of chicken you cook, and how hungry you are)
Chicken pieces ( I use an assortment of pieces. But, our favorite is the wings.)
Vegetable oil (enough to lube up your chicken pieces)
Seasoning mix- “Mommy’s Meat Seasoning” : (I use Simply Organics brand of seasonings)
-8 tbsp. Season Salt
-4 tbsp. white sugar
-1 & 1/2 tbsp. onion powder
-1 tbsp. garlic powder
-1 tbsp. paprika
-1/2 tbsp. black pepper
Mix the seasonings all together in a bowl or Ziploc bag to be used at your discretion. I put mine in a used seasoned salt container that I cleaned out.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Wash and pat dry your chicken pieces. Spread them out onto a foil lined baking sheet. Rub each piece with some oil. Don’t have the chicken swimming in the stuff, just enough to moisten the chicken. Now sprinkle on your seasonings. Front and back of the pieces. The amount you use will be to your taste. We like well seasoned meat in our house, so I am sure to add a good amount. But, do whatever works for you. The sugar in the mix will make a sticky sweet caramelization on the meat. It is soooo good.
Roast in oven for 1 hour. Turning every 20 minutes. Trust me, this works.
Voila ! Enjoy !!!