When it comes to chicken, I love rotisserie chickens. They are inexpensive, easy and work in so many recipes. Although after I saw Food Inc. and watched it again this weekend (you have to see it… have you seen it?). I looked at chicken (meat – in general) completely different. As much as I love the ease of a rotisserie chicken, I now want to make more of an effort in buying organic – cage free when I can.
Change needs to happen when it comes to the food that we eat in this country. Like they say in the movie… “we each get to vote 3 times a day”. Every meal we eat is a vote.
Some pros and cons:
Rotisserie Chicken Pros:
- I love that I don’t have to cook them.
- I love that they’re usually seasoned well.
Rotisserie Chicken Cons:
- I don’t love that the plastic container it comes in is not recyclable.
- I don’t love taking it apart – it’s messy.
Some things that I do:
-I usually buy 2 at the same time.
-Take the chicken apart (shred it) while it’s still warm from the store. It’s easier to remove the skin and the fat from the chicken.
-Freeze what you won’t use right away. Shredded-cooked chicken in the freezer is a great thing on those days that you are in a big hurry to get dinner on the table.
- Place a paper towel underneath the chicken in the container in the fridge.
I’d love to know, do you buy rotisserie chickens often?