Easy Rotisserie Chicken Seasoning is an EASY seasoning blend you can throw together in 5 minutes with spices already in your pantry, perfect for most of your favorite chicken recipes!

Chicken recipes are a staple in this household so I want to share a lot more of our favorites this summer! For now, check out this Instant Pot Chicken Stew, Rotisserie Chicken Salad, and Slow Cooker Chicken Marsala.

Rotisserie Chicken Seasoning in a bowl stirred by a whisk.

Rotisserie Chicken Seasoning is the perfect blend of everyday spices and herbs that can be used when slow roasting a whole chicken, or with smaller pieces of chicken. This is hands down the best chicken seasoning mix, and works for a lot of different recipes!

I like to make a large batch of this to keep in the pantry. My favorite thing to do is to mix some rotisserie seasoning with a tablespoon of olive oil, then add to chicken breast or thighs before grilling. It’s fast and easy grilling with a slow-roasted flavor! This will definitely be your new favorite spice mix.

Ingredients You’ll Need

Ingredients for rotisserie chicken seasoning on a plate.

Spices – I like to use onion powder, salt, black pepper, garlic powder, and paprika. Don’t leave out the paprika, because it gives the chicken a really nice color. 

Herbs – I’m using dried parsley and thyme. You can use fresh herbs if you’re going to use it right away, but use the dried if you’re going to make extra seasoning and store it for later. 

How to Make Rotisserie Chicken Seasoning

Step by step instructions for how to make rotisserie chicken seasoning.
  1. Measure out spices into a bowl or mason jar. 
  2. Stir everything together until completely combined.

Frequently Asked Questions

What other seasonings can I add to rotisserie chicken seasoning?

Depending on your taste preference, there’s a lot of different ways you can swap out the individual spices. Try adding dried lemon zest and extra black pepper. Or a dash of chipotle seasoning. Or dried lime zest and dried cilantro. 

How much oil should I add before using it for chicken?

I usually add about 2-3 tablespoons of seasoning to 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil. You can add more or less, you’re looking for a texture that is not too thick, but not too thin either, so it will spread easily on the chicken.

How to Store Rotisserie Chicken Seasoning

Store this spice blend in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 6 months. 

To keep the quality of your spice blend, make sure the container you’re using is airtight. You also want to make sure this stays out of the sunlight, so the cupboard is best. 

How to Make A Roast Chicken 

I don’t have a whole rotisserie in my kitchen, so I usually make a baked whole chicken using this seasoning instead to get as close as I can to the flavor. This is one of my favorite chicken dinners to make on the weekend.

  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F. Make sure everything inside of the chicken cavity is removed.
  2. If you want to add vegetables, put quartered red potatoes, onion, and sliced carrots on the bottom of a greased dutch oven (or large baking dish). 
  3. Place a quartered onion, 2 chopped sticks of celery, and 2-3 tablespoons of butter inside the chicken. 
  4. Mix 2-3 tablespoons of rotisserie chicken seasoning with olive oil, and rub over the entire chicken (the olive oil helps give it crispy skin). Place the chicken on top of the vegetables in the dutch oven breast-side down. Placing the bird breast-side down helps to keep the breast meat juicy. 
  5. Bake uncovered for 1 1/2 – 2 hours (depending on the size of the bird the cooking times can vary, a 5 lb chicken will take about 2 to 2-1/2 hours), or until it’s golden brown and the bird reaches an internal temperature of 165°F. If you want extra crispy skin, turn the broiler on for 1-2 minutes, watching carefully so it doesn’t burn.

More Seasoning Blends to Try 

Tips and Tricks

  • You can control the spice level of this seasoning mix. Try adding cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes to bring up the heat level.
  • Use this in your favorite slow cooker recipe, or any recipe with chicken, like this One Pot Chicken and Rice
  • I use some basic herbs here but you can also try adding rosemary or oregano. You can also try adding other spices like white pepper, ground mustard, garlic salt, or turmeric.
  • I use kosher salt or sea salt for this recipe, depending on what’s in my pantry at the time. If you switch to garlic salt, leave the regular salt out.
A tablespoon scooping up rotisserie chicken seasoning from a plate.

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Rotisserie Chicken Seasoning in a bowl stirred by a whisk.

Easy Rotisserie Chicken Seasoning

Easy Rotisserie Chicken Seasoning is an EASY seasoning blend you can throw together in 5 minutes with spices already in your pantry, perfect for most of your favorite chicken recipes!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 5 mins
Course: Dinner, Seasoning
Cuisine: American
Author: Jacqui
Yield: 10 servings

Ingredients
 
 

  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1/2 tablespoon salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon thyme

Instructions
 

  • Add all ingredients to a bowl and whisk together. Store in an airtight container.

Notes

Storage – Store in an airtight container at room temperature for about 6 months. Discard if you notice changes in color or aroma, or if it’s clumping together. 
 Change –  Make this spicy by adding 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes. You can also add other herbs and spices to change up the flavor like white pepper, ground mustard, turmeric, rosemary, or oregano.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 7kcalCarbohydrates: 2g (1%)Protein: 0.3g (1%)Fat: 0.1gSaturated Fat: 0.03gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.02gSodium: 351mg (15%)Potassium: 38mg (1%)Fiber: 1g (4%)Sugar: 0.1gVitamin A: 360IU (7%)Vitamin C: 1mg (1%)Calcium: 9mg (1%)Iron: 0.3mg (2%)
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