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National Rotisserie Chicken Day – June 2 – Easy Chicken Recipes

National Rotisserie Chicken Day is a national food holiday which is celebrated each year on June 2. Who doesn’t love the taste of succulent chicken with its rich flavor and toasty looking skin?

Stores and supermarkets have been selling rotisserie chickens since the 1930s. With the rise of busy households, they are even more popular today than when they first appeared because the chicken can be used in many ways to make things easier for busy cooks.

Each year about 600 million rotisserie chickens are sold in the United States alone (many by big stores like Costco and Walmart.)

This tasty food holiday was first named in 2015, thanks to the efforts of the retailer Boston Market. The day was named as part of a branding campaign for their restaurants which specialize in rotisserie chicken and sides.

Rotisserie chicken isn’t the only chicken style with a national day. Be sure to also check out National Curried Chicken Day and Super Chicken Wing Day, too.

Rotisserie with two spits for chickens. There are roughly six rotisserie chicken on every spit, which is turning to evenly cook these chickens to be golden brown.

How to celebrate National Rotisserie Chicken Day

There are lots of different ways to celebrate this tasty June 2 national day dedicated to rotisserie chicken. Check out the creative ways to celebrate below!

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  • Make some recipes using rotisserie chicken leftovers for dinner tonight. We have a list of easy and delicious rotisserie chicken recipes below!
  • Check your local Boston Market and other places that sell rotisserie chicken to see if they have specials on for this June 2nd national day.
  • Buy yourself a home rotisserie oven so that you can experiment with your own flavor profiles, and make them a bit more healthy.
  • Use the container of a rotisserie chicken to make a mini terrarium with this tutorial.
  • If you’re a fan of the Costco rotisserie chicken, show your love for it’s delicious flavor and low price with this Costco rotisserie chicken t-shirt.
  • Install a rotisserie unit on your gas barbecue.
  • Get a rotisserie chicken themed weekender tote bag. It’s a statement piece that will be sure to start conversations!
  • Experiment with a new flavor of rotisserie chicken. They come is garlic, herb and even spicy red pepper versions.
  • If you’re cooking chicken at home, make sure to flavor it with rotisserie chicken seasoning to give it that delicious flavor that all rotisserie chicken have!

Other June 2 national days:

If you enjoyed learning about National Rotisserie Chicken Day, you might be interested to know that there are over 150 national days in June! Like this one, many of the observances are June food days.

There’s so many reasons to celebrate June 2, because it is host to more than just one national day! 

Here is a complete list of all the June 2nd national days:

  • National Rotisserie Chicken Day
  • National Bubba Day
  • National Rocky Road Day
  • National Gun Violence Awareness Day
  • American Indian Citizenship Day
  • I love my Dentist Day

You can check out our YouTube video to learn more about the other June national food days. If you love to do puzzles, be sure to print out this June word search printable that features some of the national days hidden in a word search puzzle.

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Rotisserie chicken recipes

Half of a store bought rotisserie chicken has about 650 calories with 34 grams of total fat. If you are watching your sodium level, a half chicken also has almost 1200 mg of sodium.

Making your own rotisserie style chicken in the oven without the heavily salted brine that retail stores use can drastically reduce the calories and fat. If you bake one, you’ll have the leftovers later in the week to use.

The leftovers of rotisserie chicken can be used in so many ways to shorten time spent in the kitchen, including salads, sandwiches and casseroles. Below are some tasty rotisserie chicken recipes for you to try!

A graphic of easy rotisserie chicken recipes for National Rotisserie Chicken Day with three images. The top image is of a rotisserie chicken with knife and fork beside it on a cutting board above text reading easy rotisserie chicken recipes. The bottom left image is of a rotisserie chicken lettuce wraps, and the bottom right image is of chicken soup using rotisserie chicken.

Easy Rotisserie Chicken Recipes for National Rotisserie Chicken Day (June 2)

The best way to celebrate National Rotisserie Chicken day is to make an easy chicken recipe using rotisserie chicken.

Not only are these recipes great to try out for this June 2 national day, but they'll be ones you'll want to cook again and again!

The ease of having rotisserie chicken already cooked speeds up the recipe making process. The chicken recipes below quick and simple, but still full of flavor!

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Thursday 9th of June 2022

I have printed your national calendars for a while now. But when I logged on today I could not find them. What happened?


Friday 10th of June 2022

Thank you for your question! We have discontinued our calendars, and will not be making them in the future. However, we do have a full list of the national days which you can find here. This page contains even more national days than our calendars previously had!

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