Rotisserie Chicken With Fennel, Coriander, and Red Pepper Spice Rub
A reader emailed me a question from my Rotisserie Grilling cookbook.
*You know about the cookbook, right? Available in e-book and paperback editions? Just checking.She loved the rotisserie chicken…except for getting it off the spit. Her question was – how do I handle two chickens? What do I do to get them off the spit without making a complete mess?
I started to reply: “Look at how I do it in the video.” Then I remembered…I don’t have a video of that.
The video is taking longer to edit than I thought; it should be posted in a couple of days. To entertain you while you wait, here’s the rotisserie chicken recipe from the video.
This is a simple chicken, rubbed with my current favorite spice rub. The rub is an Italian mix of coarsely ground fennel and coriander, with black pepper and a pinch of hot pepper flakes to give it some kick.
I know it’s January, I know it’s cold, and I know I was whiny about shoveling my deck last weekend. (Sorry about the whiny bit.) That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t grill this weekend – get out there and fire something up!
Recipe: Rotisserie Chicken With Fennel, Coriander, and Red Pepper Spice Rub
- Grill with Rotisserie attachment (I used a Weber Summit with an infrared rotisserie burner. Here is the current version of my grill.)
- Aluminum foil drip pan (9“x13”, or whatever fits your grill. I use an enameled steel roasting pan or Weber Extra-Large aluminum foil drip pans.)
- Butchers twine
- Instant Read Thermometer
- Spice grinder or mortar and pestle
- If you have the time, use the spice rub as a dry brine. Rub the chickens the night before cooking, and refrigerate overnight. One hour before cooking, remove the chickens from the refrigerator, and continue with trussing and spitting them.
- No rotisserie? No worries. Set your grill up for indirect high heat, put the drip pan under the grill grate, put the grate back on the grill, then put the chickens breast side down over the drip pan. Grill with the lid closed for 30 minutes, then open the lid, flip the chickens breast side up, and grill for another 30 minutes, or until they reach 160°F internal temperature in the breast.
- This recipe was originally titled “…with Rosemary, Fennel, and Coriander Rub. That is, until I forgot the rosemary. It’s a good addition – add a teaspoon of fresh rosemary leaves, and grind them up with the other spices in the spice grinder.
What do you think? Questions? Other ideas? Leave them in the comments section below.
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