Rotisserie Chicken with Sage Butter and Garlic

Two years back we had a Thanksgiving bird emergency, with a Turkey that wasn’t defrosting in-time and a lot of hungry people already gathered it made for quite  a stressful situation.  I’ve seen this on many different sitcoms and yes, it really happens!  If you find yourself in this predicament don’t panic, you can still enjoy some T-Day white meat with a quick chicken recipe.  Chicken works well also if you just aren’t a turkey fan, or if you just want something quick to prepare.  I paired the chicken with potatoes, but chicken fits right in with stuffing, green bean casserole and all of the other traditional components of a Thanksgiving dinner.


Many people buy rotisserie chickens from different stores around town.  It is extremely convenient, but if I have a just that little bit of time that it takes to make my own I really prefer to do so.  I love being able to regulate exactly what ingredients are put into a dish, and on that note when I make it home there isn’t an overbearing salty taste.  I baked the potatoes in the oven separately, but brought them together on the plate as the juices from the chicken make each bite of the potatoes all that much better.

Enjoy and happy holidays!


Rotisserie Chicken with Sage Butter and Garlic Recipe :

Rotisserie Chicken with Sage Butter and Garlic
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 30 mins
Total Time
1 hr 45 mins
Author: Posh Journal
  • 1 Lb Whole Chicken 4
  • 30 Leaves Fresh Sage
  • 2 Cloves Garlic minced
  • 1 Tablespoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/3 cup Unsalted Butter
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • Black Pepper
  1. Pre-heat over to 475°.
  2. Rinse chicken with cold water and pat dry
  3. Peel lemon with the white pith
  4. Finely chop lemon peel, sage and garlic. Then add butter, garlic powder and kosher salt. Stir to combine.
  5. Using your fingertips, loosen skin from breast.
  6. Rub outer skin, breast, wing and thigh areas with sage butter mixture.
  7. Rub remaining butter onto skin under the chicken. Use most of it on the outside to get crispy skin.
  8. Pour olive oil on each area of chicken and season with salt/pepper
  9. Stuff with quartered lemon
  10. Cook for 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hour or until chicken is tender and juicy
  11. During last 5 minutes of cooking time, rub the herb oil mixture over chicken

Easy Roasted Garlic Potatoes Recipe :

Easy Garlic Roasted Potatoes
Author: Posh Journal
  • 2 pounds small potatoes
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  1. Preheat the oven to 475°.
  2. Cut the potatoes in quarters and rub with the olive oil, minced garlic, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
  3. Transfer the potatoes to a baking pan and roast for 35 minutes or until browned and crisp.


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  • Reply
    Nov 25, 2015 at 11:26 pm

    This looks good enough to eat! I think I could make this on the turkey and have a hit on my hands. YUM!

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    Liz Mays
    Nov 25, 2015 at 11:27 pm

    Oh man, this looks sound amazing. I have to try serving chicken like this with plenty of extra potatoes!

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    Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle
    Nov 26, 2015 at 1:39 am

    Everything about that sounds amazing! Sage and garlic are the best thing ever with chicken. Yum!

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    Nov 26, 2015 at 2:15 am

    I dont like chicken on the bone. Im very picky. But I think this looks so good, like I would probably try it.

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    Megan Elford
    Nov 26, 2015 at 2:30 am

    That looks absolutely delicious! This exactly the type of meal that my family loves. I’m saving this recipe for later!

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    Robin {Masshole Mommy}
    Nov 26, 2015 at 2:54 am

    I really like the taste of garlic, so I feel that I would love this. What a great dinner idea. 🙂

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    Crystal McWhirter-Lopez
    Nov 26, 2015 at 4:15 am

    Chicken is a go to for my family pretty much 3/4 of the week. The idea and flavor combinations here sound absolutely amazing and I really can’t wait ot give it a try and see what everyone else thinks!

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    Annemarie LeBlanc
    Nov 26, 2015 at 9:57 am

    My eldest son’s favorite is rotisserie chicken. When I do not have time to make it myself, he usually drives down to the supermarket to get one. I will try your recipe. I think chicken, potatoes and garlic would really be tasty!

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    Nov 26, 2015 at 4:04 pm

    That looks so yummy! I tried this with sage, thyme and rosemary and it was also good.

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    Nov 26, 2015 at 4:41 pm

    What a delicious looking chicken! I will have to try this recipe soon; it looks amazing!

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    Nov 27, 2015 at 1:36 am

    Now this looks amazing!! I LOVE chicken!! Great post!!

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    Nov 27, 2015 at 2:27 am

    I really like the taste of sage! I will have to make some. Looks really good!

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    Wood Arts Universe
    Nov 27, 2015 at 8:01 am

    Looks delicious! I’m saving this one for future plans of cooking. I definitely love chicken and potatoes!

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    Nov 27, 2015 at 2:24 pm

    This is a hearty looking recipe. It would be great for a cold winter day for sure.

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    Up Run for Life
    Nov 27, 2015 at 5:41 pm

    This looks delicious. We love chicken in our house. I’m always on the lookout for new recipes.

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    Amber K
    Nov 27, 2015 at 6:30 pm

    This is seriously screaming ‘get in my belly’. That is one gorgeous bird!

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    Autumn Blues
    Nov 27, 2015 at 6:36 pm

    Mmmmm, sounds incredible. The sage butter and garlic sounds yummy. Will definitely pass that on to my hubby so he can make that for us. Thank you for sharing.

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    Nov 27, 2015 at 7:30 pm

    I love rotisserie chicken. And I bet it’s heavenly with garlic and sage in it. I am hungry just thinking about it.

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    Mom Does It All (@misteedawnw)
    Nov 27, 2015 at 11:14 pm

    Wow. That looks so amazing! I will have to get my hubby to make this for me!

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    Aisha Kristine Chong
    Nov 28, 2015 at 5:44 am

    Now, talk about something perfect to eat with the whole gang or family, haha! I love the combination how it was done, love it.

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    Shanéy Maharaj
    Nov 28, 2015 at 12:50 am

    This looks divine. Definitely trying this recipe for dinner one of these days, my daughter loves chicken.

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    Nov 29, 2015 at 4:40 am

    I am Latina and we alternate traditions, some years it’s a turkey other times it’s Pernil (pork shoulder) or some years we make both depending on how many guests will be attending so we can satisfy both preferences! 🙂

    In one of my favorite soaps something used to happen every year and they would end up ordering pizza and then that became the tradition, which I found funny! LOL

    Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly

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    Krystal's Kitsch
    Nov 29, 2015 at 7:43 am

    My absolute FAVORITE. I love making roast chicken with lots of garlic.

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    Nov 29, 2015 at 7:55 am

    Chicken looks great, nice color. What kind of potatoes did you use? I prefer small potatoes like these to the larger ones.

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    Nov 29, 2015 at 7:06 pm

    Definitely going to save this recipe! It looks sooo yummy, thank you for sharing! : )

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    Nov 29, 2015 at 7:16 pm

    That chicken looks like it baked to perfection! It looks so great! Thank you for sharing your recipe and your Thanksgiving story.

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    Dec 1, 2015 at 6:19 pm

    I buy them all the time but I never thought about making one myself. I will give this one a try and save some money.

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    Jessica Beal Harlow
    Dec 4, 2015 at 6:34 pm

    This is perfect! I can pick up a roaster chicken for pretty cheap every few weeks as they go on sale and I love the flavors of sage and garlic. I’ll be giving this a try for one of Sunday family dinners!

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    Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen
    Dec 7, 2015 at 12:22 pm

    Oh wow! this is the prettiest roasted chicken I’ve ever seen!

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