DIY Rotisserie Chicken


This DIY Rotisserie chicken tastes similar  to a chicken you would pick up from the grocery store on a busy night.  Also,   It can be prepped and placed in a slow cooker in less time than it would take you to buy a chicken at the store.  You get a bigger chicken that tastes even better! 

Don’t know what to make for dinner?  Is it going to be a pizza night? Peanut butter and jelly?  Or will you run into your local grocery store and pick up one of those AMAZING smelling rotisserie chickens?  Picking up a Rotisserie chicken is a better alternative to pizza or fast food.  But Rotisserie chickens are usually small and overpriced. ( I usually at least make some homemade chicken broth with ours…… but still)  Last winter, my mother in law was visiting, and she noticed a particular spice in my  cabinet.   


 Greek seasoning.  I have always had this seasoning on hand, mostly because my mom always had this spice on hand. 

But anyhow.  My mother in law informed me that if I wanted to make a chicken taste like those yummy Rotisserie chickens from the grocery store, just rub this spice all over a chicken. I have had this dinner idea in the back of my mind for a while, so I was happy when I finally decided to try it.  chicken4  Last week, whole chickens were on sale.  Even though I am used to cooking with chicken breasts, I decided I wanted to try this out.  I got a very large chicken for a great price!

  DIY Rotisserie Chicken ( Slow Cooker Recipe) 

Ingredients  1 chicken 2 tablespoons of olive oil  4 tablespoons of Greek Seasoning 

1) Place Tin foil balls at the bottom of your slow cooker.   ( so the chicken isn’t just cooking in its own juices) 

2) Rinse your chicken ( optional)  and remove giblets  ( OMG removing the giblets is the scariest part!) 

3) Rub Olive Oil and Greek Seasoning all over chicken 4) Place in slow cooker on high for 5 hours. Or on low for 8 hours chicken2 chicken7 chicken8 This chicken WAS like a grocery store chicken. But better.  The flavor was right on.  It basically fell apart into this casserole dish because it was so tender! This chicken was so much larger than a grocery store chicken, and tasted better.  

 I had enough chicken for dinner, 2 lunches AND I also made a chicken soup with broth and leftover chicken. I will FOR SURE be making this again.  It was a big hit with the whole family!



  1. Was surprisingly good! My pickiest eater had 3 helpings. Not sure if the MSG in the Cavenders will hit me overnight, ut it did give the chicken a very subtle flavor, the 4 TB is definitely the right amount!! Adding to our dinner rotation!!

  2. ++++ Now with the new pressure cookers you can also get chicken bone broth along with everything else++++ that is win – win for me. that chicken is the best buy out there, thanks for the recipe

  3. I just made this tonight .. exactly the way you say .. and it was AMAZING . .meat literally slid right off the bones. Too easy to be this tasty

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  7. i made this tonight and it was absolutely delicious. This is the third rotisserie recipe I have tried and the best one. All of the other ones were very bland no matter what you did to it. But this one is a keeper. The all purpose Greek seasoning is the best. I did rub olive oil all over and then I seasoned the chicken, make sure you get under the skin. I let mine marinate overnight. Cooked on low the next day.

  8. Coming over to check out this chicken recipe after Jeni (Jeni Eats) posted it on Facebook. Yummmmm!

  9. Yum! I love this recipe! My boyfriend is obsessed with eating chicken and I’m running out of new ways to make it, so I’m going to have to try this one!

  10. That looks and sounds so delicious! Rotisserie chicken is one my favorite meals!

  11. Oh wow that does look and sound better than a grocery store. I can’t wait to have some!

  12. I love Rotisserie chicken, this looks like an amazing recipe 🙂

  13. I have never thought of making the whole chicken in a crock pot. I will have to try this!

  14. This sounds great. My family loves rotisserie chicken, it just falls apart on their fork, and that’s a good thing. 🙂

  15. I am totally making this. I’d never heard of using tin foil balls, great tip!

  16. Making your own is so much better. Sometimes we make it on the weber grill outdoors. So good with some homemade cold slaw.

  17. I love making rotisserie chicken! I usually do it in the oven, and slow roast it all day, but now I’m going to have to try it in my slow cooker. (less heat in the kitchen!)

  18. I’ve made one of these before but I’m always interested in new ways to do it! Thanks for the info!

  19. Looking great – hard to believe the prep time only goes till 8 minutes.

  20. This chicken looks delicious. I love Greek food, so this is perfect for me.

  21. Sounds easy enough! Also pretty tasty. Will have to try it.

  22. Looks really mouthwatering. Would love to have a taste of this. Thanks for sharing.


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