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Rotisserie Chicken on the Big Green Egg

This is the simplest of Rotisserie recipes – nothing more than chicken, oil and salt. Plus some optional herbs or herb butter, if you’re so inclined. Cook to temperature not time to avoid the twin perils of either undercooked or sadly dried-out meat.


Set the EGG for direct, rotisserie cooking at 350ºF/180ºC.

Place the Rotisserie Ring on the EGG and plug in the motor.

Load and light the EGG.

Make sure the giblets are removed from the chicken, then pat the skin dry.

Remove the top fork from the Rotisserie spit. Place the first chicken on the spit, threading from the rear to the neck.

Securely skewer the bird onto the bottom fork, making sure there are no loose limbs.

Add the second chicken to the spit and skewer it with the top fork, then tighten the wing screws.

Make sure the birds are placed in the centre of the spit, allowing it to turn in the rotation grooves.

You can add your sage and rosemary sprigs into both chicken cavities, if you’re feeling adventurous, make your own herby butter and stuff it under the chicken skin.

Thyme, rosemary, garlic and parsley are always winners.


Cover the chicken all over with the oil. With EGG Mitts on, place the spit into the Rotisserie motor.

Turn on the motor and watch the birds rotate. After a full rotation, check that the chickens are secure, season them evenly with salt as they turn, then close the Dome.

For an average-sized chicken, cook time is about an hour. You are looking for an internal temperature of 160°F.

  • 2 whole medium to large free range chickens
  • 6 sprigs of rosemary
  • Handful of sage
  • Handful of thyme
  • Olive Oil
  • Sea Salt

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