Chicken Rotisserie Ovens for roasting Chickens. A rotisserie is a type of cooking style that can be done in a special type of oven with a rotisserie apparatus. As a method, rotisserie (also known as spit-roasting) is the act of skewering meats on a spit. The skewers rotate over the heating elements to slowly roast. One of the benefits of rotisserie is that fatty meats will baste itself, keeping the roast moist. Some of the fat also slowly drips away from the food as it rotates.