On June 2nd each year, chicken lovers celebrate National Rotisserie Chicken Day. While there a numerous ways to cook a whole chicken, rotisserie chicken offers a slow cooking method that seals in flavor.

When cooking chicken using a rotisserie chicken, the whole chicken is cooked on a rotisserie or spit that turns continuously over a heat source. This process slowly roasts and sears the skin to seal in the flavor. The result is a tender and juicy chicken. Some cooks inject rotisserie chicken with a blend of seasonings to give increase the flavor. The popularity of rotisserie chicken continues to grow as the health benefits of it become more widely known.

Rotisserie chicken goes well with a variety of side dishes, too. Whether you like traditional salads, potatoes, rice, and steamed vegetables, or more elaborate dishes, you will not go wrong. You can even use the leftovers in many ways, including salads, sandwiches, and casseroles. It is just as delicious cold as it is hot, too.

HOW TO OBSERVE #RotisserieChickenDay

Pick up some rotisserie chicken to celebrate! It is perfect for lunch or dinner. You can also share your favorite recipes. What do you serve with your rotisserie chicken? We have an excellent selection of side dish recipes to try, too. Be sure to check them out. Share photos of your friends and family on social media enjoying rotisserie chicken and include #RotisserieChickenDay in the post.

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Boston Market Restaurants founded National Rotisserie Chicken Day in April of 2015 to celebrate the delicious and tender flavor achieved through slow-cooked rotisserie chicken.

In May of 2015, the Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed the day to be observed on June 2nd, annually.

National Rotisserie Chicken Day June 2

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June 2nd Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History


In the first wedding of a president in the White House, Grover Cleveland marries Frances Folsom. At the age of 21, Folsom is the youngest woman to hold the title of first lady in the United States.


Nearly four years after the 19th Amendment passes, President Calvin Coolidge signs the Indian Citizenship Act. The law grants citizenship to all Native Americans born within U.S. territory. However, state law still governed the right to vote.


Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor is crowned Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey. Her father, King George VI, died the previous year.

June 2nd Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) Birthdays

Martha Washington – 1732

In 1789, Martha Washington became the first First Lady of the United States. The young country elected her husband George Washington to be its first president. While she never lived in the White House (it wasn’t built yet), she did live in a home named White House – her first husband Daniel Custis’, plantation home. They were married seven years before his death in 1757.

Thomas Hardy – 1840

The British novelist published several books including Tess of D’Urbervilles, Far From the Madding Crowd and works of poetry.

Helen Herron Taft – 1861

One of four first ladies to share a birthday (she and Martha Washington share a birthday and two other first ladies share June 8th), Helen Herron Taft left a legacy of cherry trees in the country’s capital. Her legacy also includes encouraging her husband, William Taft to accept the Republican nomination for president. Helen Taft’s ambition for the White House was even greater than Taft’s, pointing him past the U.S. Supreme Court to the highest office in the land. After serving four years as president, Taft would later be appointed to the Supreme Court, the only president to serve in both capacities.

Frederick Delongchamps – 1882

Frederick Delongchamps earned a reputation for providing both residential and public designs that have retained architectural and historical significance.

Dorothy West – 1907

During the Harlem Renaissance, Dorothy West wrote short stories, essays and her best-known work, The Living Is Easy.

Charles “Pete” Conrad – 1930

The American astronaut commanded the Apollo 12 mission and became the third person to walk on the moon.

Marvin Hamlisch – 1944

The award-winning composer created music for several notable films and plays. Some of his most recognizable works include A Chorus Line, The Way We Were, and Funny Girl.