Chili Lime Cilantro Rotisserie Chicken

The best thing about having a Showtime Rotisserie at home is the possibility of creating so many different flavors of rotisserie chicken. Forget about the regular lemon pepper or barbecue store-bought rotisserie chicken. How about this delicious Chili Lime Cilantro Rotisserie Chicken recipe for a flavorful change of pace.

Chili Lime Cilantro Rotisserie Chicken


  • 1   5-6 pound whole chicken
  • 1 bunch of cilantro
  • 1/2 sweet onion (yellow or white) loosely chopped
  • 3 limes
  • 1/4 cup salted butter room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste



  1. Start by patting  your chicken dry.
  2. Stuff cavity of chicken with 2 limes (squeeze the juice into the bird then throw the limes in too), onion and a handful of cilantro.
  3. In a small bowl, stir together butter, chili powder, onion powder and juice of the last lime.
  4. With your fingers, gently loosen chicken skin from meat. You can loosen skin all the way to the legs.
  5. With your fingers or small spoon, evenly spread chili lime rub onto chicken meat under the skin. Get it as evenly distributed as possible
  6. Salt and pepper the chicken skin to taste.
  7. Truss your chicken making sure that the legs are securing the ingredients inside of the cavity.
  8. Cook in your rotisserie for 13 minutes per pound of chicken.
  9. 3-4 times during the cooking process, I recommend brushing your chicken with the butter that has run off into the drip pan. This will give your chicken a nice, even color.
  10. Let it rest 15 minutes before carving.