Vertically Roasted Chicken

First thing first. Go to Amazon and buy you a vertical chicken roaster. Let me save you some time typing... click here. Vertical Roasters can cook a chicken, duck or a small turkey. Basically, if you use a vertical roaster, any type of poultry can be cooked evenly with crispy skin all over. Vertical roasters are a GOD-SEND. In my head, Jesus himself touched some metal scraps and blessed it with the talent that makes my chickens taste heavenly. If you follow me on Snapchat (shecanreed) then you know how I play slow tunes while I slide my chickens on the shaft of my Vertical Roaster by Norpro. I make sure that the bird is relaxed and well lubed and ready for the heat that she's going to feel over her body. Realistically speaking, even if you aren't a good cook, you can't really fuck a chicken up on this thing unless you aren't paying attention. I hope you buy one for your family's sake and I pray that it sends you as much happiness as it has sent me.


  • 5-6 lbs. Whole Chicken
  • 3 oz. Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 3 oz. Orange Juice
  • 1/4 c. Olive Oil
  • 1/2 Lemon
  • 4 Cloves of Garlic
  • 2 Sprigs of Thyme
  • 2 Sprigs of Rosemary
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Clean the inside of the chicken of the giblets and pat it dry.
  3. Fill the vertical roaster infuser with apple cider vinegar, orange juice, lemon, garlic, thyme and rosemary then close.
  4. Rub the chicken on all sides with oil and sprinkle with salt & pepper.
  5. Place the chicken upright on the vertical roaster. Make sure that the roaster is fully covered by the chicken.
  6. Place the roaster on a small pan or skillet.
  7. Roast the chicken until the skin is crispy, the juices run clear AND the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165 degrees. This takes about 1 hour.
  8. Remove from the oven & transfer to a serving dish.
  9. Let the chicken rest for 10-15 minutes before carving.
  10. Serve with mashed potatoes and vegetables.