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chicken rotisserieChicken Rotisserie Tastes Amazing And Is Low Fat Too

Chicken is the most popular and undoubtedly the healthiest of meats we eat, and it’s just perfect for chicken rotisserie.

Barbeque rotisserie cooked chicken is actually a form of roasting that brings in all of the benefits of indirect heat, like basting and fat removal, minus the usual problems of conventional heating such as drying and burning on the outside. How is this even possible?

Chicken Rotisseries Are Far More Than Plain Roasting

Roasting is a simply delicious way to cook chicken and is deservedly the favorite way of eating it but home rotisseries beat plain oven roasting hands down for moist succulent flavor, so how?

The secret is all in the spit which enables the chicken to be smoothly slowly rotated, thus cooking the bird evenly throughout and dripping the fat away. Because the meat is only subjected to direct heat once a turn, the chicken juices are retained, packing the meat with flavor, rather than being evaporated away as with direct heat conventional roasting, which also dries meat and chicken in particular, out.

No one is suggesting you absolutely must stop basting, but with a chicken rotisserie you really don’t have to, the chicken will be moist even if you don’t touch through the cooking process. As the bird turns, so the juices naturally baste it all over, sadly more efficiently than you can!

Flavors can be added either through dry rubs or marinating the chicken overnight. Adding tiny slits in the skin to allow the marinade or rub to seep though into the meat is a good idea. Did you forget to marinade overnight? No worries, you can quickly add fragrant flavor by popping a lemon or orange onto the spit inside the chicken and this works brilliantly with duck as well. You may need to cook for 10 minutes more.

Dry rubs are made from combinations of spices and/or herbs.  You can buy them and can choose from literally thousands of recipes. Alternatively why not have fun and make your own up from favorite flavors, just let those taste buds get creative.

Speed, superior flavor and healthy eating are three great reasons you should join millions of others and consider investing in one of the many barbeque rotisserie appliances on the market. First though, check your own oven because it may have the capability to accommodate a rotisserie spit, in which case you can get marinating right now!

Dedicated rotisserie spits are surprisingly affordable though, so if your cooker isn’t already primed don’t despair, there will be one within your budget.  Where once you ate out, a succulent chicken rotisserie meal, ribs or steak can be cooked at home anytime you want, just the way you love it. Rotisserie restaurants are around in plenty, but cost $35 each time, something to think about anyway.

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George Foreman Baby George Rotisserie Review

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Review Date: May 30, 2012

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Summary: The Baby George Rotisserie is one of the most compact home rotisserie grills you can find.

Baby George Foreman Features

  • Lift-up cover with window
  • Easy to use spit assembly
  • Suction-cup feet for a secure base
  • Cooking-time chart plus recipes
  • Pull-out drip tray for easy cleaning
  • One-year warranty against defects
  • Handle tool for easy removal of hot food
  • Includes: flat basket and four kabab skewers
  • Three-hour timer with a bell signal and auto shut off


Introducing the George Foreman Baby George Rotisserie

When the first George Foreman grill was unleashed on the public a long time ago, we were already beginning to realize the importance of rendering as much fat out of meat as possible for healthy eating. Just wait until you use the George Foreman Baby Rotisserie.

The original grill – still in use in many homes – opened people’s eyes to the ease with which they could do this at home and gradually the new healthier way of cooking spread across the globe, making George Foreman grills a household name everywhere with the TV ads etched into our minds.

Many of us have a George Foreman grill or other kitchen appliance and we trust this brand. If that’s you and you want to have a go at health rotisserie cooking, then this compact George Foreman Rotisserie, fondly called ‘Baby George’ might be the right appliance for you.

Some rotisseries are big and cumbersome, but as the name suggests the George Foreman Baby Rotisserie is very compact and will sit onto any counter with 18 inches of free area. It measures only 17 inches wide, by 11 1/2 inches in height and it goes back 12 inches deep.

Though small, Baby George rotisserie is still packed full of features and is a perfect fit for people who want to cook and eat healthier food, but are constrained by available space. This model is also ideal for people enjoying the single life and couples who don’t need to cook large quantities.

However, if you are cooking for more than two hungry people you might want to checkout the Ronco Showtime Rotisserie Platinum Edition  or the standard Ronco Showtime review here first.

Appliance Specifications
This particular George Foreman rotisserie comes complete with a variety of skewers for poultry and larger meat joints plus a nifty basket for cooking fish, vegetables, wings or even meat such as burgers, which you want to lay flat to ensure perfect cooking.

One of the strongest pluses for home rotisserie cooking apart from succulent fat free meat is thorough and even cooking which can worry some people when it comes to cooking timings. And this model is no exception, it comes fully equipped with a timer (max 3 hours) that you set and forget until the timer goes off. However, there is no choice of temperature in this model and the heat element reaches about 325 degrees F.

What’s Good

  • Small enough to fit into the most space challenged kitchen, this model makes home rotisseries possible where otherwise they wouldn’t fit
  • Ideal for single people, students and holiday or second homes
  • Affordable price

What’s Not So Good

  • The lack of temperature control removes quite a lot of cooking flexibility
  • Although sold as capable of roasting a 5lb chicken, in the authors experience this would be very optimistic
  • You will need good oven gloves. The spit has to be assembled as you add and remove the meat joint and tightened down with a wing nut on the top. It also has to be removed from the hot cooking unit and disassembled with bubbling hot meat on it when cooked, to remove or carve

What Sucks

  • The spit assembly – beware the spikes are sharp!
  • At least two new owners have reported that when the machine reaches temperature the glass door explodes. Though there are plenty of happy customers who have written great reviews, this is definitely something to keep in mind!

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