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Best store bought roterissie chicken?

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iam_immigrant wrote:
Mar 16th, 2011 5:15 pm
Has anyone ever noticed that the chicken at Costco is always moist? I've had chicken from Loblaws many times and the breast meat is almost always dry, even more so if I have it for leftovers. But not so with the chicken from Costco even the next day the breast meat is moist like it just came out of the cooker.

I'm starting to think that it's some sort of hormone/chemical they pump into the chickens (Food Inc movie...). And their chickens are ginormous compared to Loblaws.

It's just brine. This was established on a previous thread.

Pete: there are very few actual rotisseries left, and they are mostly in the smaller grocery stores.
The busy places are all using a convection oven with steam bursts for their chickens, which are stationary on trays.
These new ovens are more efficient; larger output, faster cook times, and easier clean up.
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trellaine201 wrote:
Mar 16th, 2011 6:51 pm
Whole paycheck has great chickens, err Whoefoods :) not sure if they are back east but they are here in the west.

that's funny.
the first time i went, i simply couldn't believe the prices, and people were leaving the store with full cart amount of food.
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ippon wrote:
Mar 16th, 2011 7:57 pm
that's funny.
the first time i went, i simply couldn't believe the prices, and people were leaving the store with full cart amount of food.

Yah pretty crazy the amount of money people have lol when theres safeway/no thrills and save on nearby. :) but I do go there probably once a week. I couldn't afford to go more lol but their baked goods and deli items are very good but once again pricey!

I leave spending about $25 on a few items I can't imagine a whole cart!! And i know they don't frequen rfd. :razz:
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Costco FTW!

Actually, I was at Sam's Club in the USA and they were cooking their chickens on a real rotisserie and selling for $4.99 each! :-0
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Was at Superstore today, picked up 2 bbq ones; was sure they looked smaller, the box says 900g. I'm sure they were 1kg or more before? Anyone remember? The price hasn't dropped.
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How does the Apple Wood 1kg chicken for $9.99 from Metro compare against the competition?
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Maybe I'm a snob (yeah there's no maybe about it) but I haven't met a rotisserie chicken that HASN'T been dry.
The exception is maybe Costco but I'm fairly certain they're phosphate birds. It certainly didn't taste like a regular brine.

Nowadays I just brine my own chicken and rotisserie it.
5 minutes of prep and 52 minutes of cooking produces a perfect bird.
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dealxtremeleecher wrote:
Apr 16th, 2017 11:25 pm
Bump.

Any change in opinions over the years?
Very good question.
A Longo's recently opened up not too far from my home, so I have more choice now.
Their chicken is not bad...but then again, I only go there for the $8.99 special.
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dealxtremeleecher wrote:
Apr 16th, 2017 11:25 pm
Bump.

Any change in opinions over the years?
Metro. Overcooked
Wal Mart. Dry.
Loblaw. Good
Costco. Better.
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Sobeys - always juicy, not dry - yummy.
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natalka wrote:
Apr 17th, 2017 8:13 am
Sobeys - always juicy, not dry - yummy.
Sobey's has a very nice chicken.
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