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Tasty Tuesday: Grilled Rotisserie Chicken

Tasty Tuesday The Outdoors Wife

Grilled Rotisserie Chicken

This is one amazing grilled rotisserie chicken recipe. Of course many  things are optional: what kind of bird,  how many or the spices you prefer. So feel free to get wild and mix things up any way you like. Me, being a garlic lover, I always triple the amount of garlic suggested much to the Hubby’s dismay.

Tasty Tuesday Grilled Rotisserie Chicken

Do NOT forget about the baking pan!!!! Unless you like your chicken e-x-t-r-e-m-e-l-y well done, make sure you have a baking pan under your bird to catch the drippings. Even if you are lazy, or just don’t care if you baste your bird or not, without the pan underneath you risk having a bonfire instead of a BBQ.

Speaking of BBQ, this would be another option. Personally I am a Sweet Baby Ray’s fan, but I still don’t like it overwhelming my food. Believe it or not, this would be one of those things the Hubby and I have in common. Hubby also loves crispy chicken skin, so it would no BBQ for him, so a lot of times I just prefer it on the side to dip in.

Ingredients

  • Whole Chicken
  • 1 small red onion
  • 3-4 garlic cloves
  • ½ cup cilantro
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Barbecue Sauce (optional)

Equipment

Tasty Tuesday Grilled Rotisserie Chicken

Rotisserie Grill Set with Motor

Cooking twine
Baking pan
Rotisserie grill attachment
Basting brush

Directions

  1. Rinse chicken under cold water & trim any excess fat around the neck & tail.
  2. Vegetable stuffing:  dice onion, garlic, & cilantro. Carefully stick your fingers between the skin of the chicken & breast meat to create an opening. Stuff the vegetable mixture beneath the skin of chicken & rub it inside the chicken as well. Season with extra salt and pepper.
  3. Truss the chicken with the cooking twine sealing the cavity of chicken to ensure even & slow cooking. See Video Below.
  4. Remove the grill grates from grill & place a shallow baking pan in their place to catch drippings & prevent flare-ups. Set the grill for medium-high to high heat and preheat to 375°F.
  5. Secure the chicken to rotisserie spit & turn on rotisserie motor.
  6. Baste chicken with drippings or/& coat chicken with your favorite BBQ sauce at 20 to 30 minute intervals throughout the cooking process.
  7. Let chicken cook over indirect heat until the thickest part of the thigh reaches 165°F & has a deep golden skin (1 to 2 hours depending on size).
  8. Remove the chicken from the grill & let it rest for at least 15 minutes.
  9. DIG IN!

How to truss a chicken for rotisserie:

PRINTABLE RECIPE: Grilled Rotisserie Chicken

Friday Funnies: When Your Car Is More Than Just A Car

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When Your Car Is More Than Just A Car

Some people are just a little bit crazy about their cars.  For some that means keeping it immaculate and in perfect mechanical health at all times. Or maybe it’s a showpiece or status symbol. Maybe it’s a work horse or a giant gas eating toy to pull tractors with or romp in the mud.

2002 Ford Explorer

I’m crazy about my 2002 Ford Explorer. I’ve had her for over 10 years now. She takes me to visit family whether its in the Catskills Mountains, Brooklyn or by the beach. She has spent many a weekend loaded with dog crates, hunting dogs, guns, pheasants and the family during bird hunting season. She has towed our Polaris Sportsman upstate to take my Dad up this impossible, leg  muscle breaking hill to his favorite hunting spot up on the ridge.  And while her engine wasn’t really built for it, she has hauled the Hubby’s bass boat to the lake.

My Car Is Just Like Me

Her everyday routine usually consists of running around with me and the Dashing Duo:  aka Manny and Cami my dogs.  I love her because like me, she isn’t afraid to get a little dirty when having fun. She has triumphantly earned most of her scars and for those she hasn’t: lesson learned.  She’s may look ordinary, or maybe a bit worse for wear sometimes, but she has a big heart and will take me anywhere I want to go.

OH HELL, GET REAL!

Seriously, it’s a freaking car already. Though some people are a bit much aren’t they??? Or are you one of “them”? I suppose I’m just being a little nostalgic since I actually cleaned my car, inside and out, for the first time since….beats the hell out of me. The Hubby came home while I was squatting in the back vacuuming and immediately felt my forehead to see if I was sick.  Cleaning is definitely NOT my thing. And poor Manboy, he doesn’t want anyone to know we’re related after what I did with duct tape on my Explorer. No doubt the Princess will feel the same way. What can I say, this old girl has been a charm for me and I will keep her till the bitter end.

My Girl:

Last summer my back window shattered. The replacement panel was white and I hated it. then Cami chewed up my seat belts and the arm rests during bird season. Might not be as good as new, but I like it better than what it looked like without the duct tape!

 

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  1. Have A Great Weekend!!!

 

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