While many might think that rotisserie chicken is a new-age thing, it’s not. The practice of cooking rotisserie chicken dates back to the 1300s. Many paintings from that era depict this method of roasting. Of course, back then, rotating a rotisserie chicken had to be done by hand.
The invention of motor-driven rotisseries changed the entire scenario, which made rotisserie chicken into a mainstream mass-produced dish. Stores and many supermarkets have been selling rotisserie chicken for the better part of the last century. The first mentions of the rotisserie chicken go as far back as the 1930s.
National Rotisserie Chicken Day, on the other hand, is a pretty new phenomenon. The Boston Market Restaurants founded this day in April 2015. This day was meant to celebrate the delicious and tender chicken, which is achieved through the slow rotisserie cooking process.