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Costco rotisserie chicken...why is it so good?

Good point, Monica. These roasted chickens from Costco are the largest of any sold in my area. I can pay more money for a much smaller bird at other stores with half the flavour? As far as eating quantity, I guess we'll have to leave that to the discretion of the buyers? Thank you for your interest. :-)

Nov 29, 2011
foodflubs in Chains

Costco rotisserie chicken...why is it so good?

I use a very clean 5-gallon plastic bucket - fill half-full of cold water & stir-in a cup of salt, be it regular, pickling or sea-salt. Submerge the turkey into the brine & add enough water to fully cobrined birdver. Place some kind of a weight on the bird to keep it fully submerged. Leave for approx. 12 hours then remove and rinse thoroughly. Prepare the bird as usual adding stuffing, etc. Enjoy a delightful brined-bird, :-)

Nov 29, 2011
foodflubs in Chains

Costco rotisserie chicken...why is it so good?

I, too, purchase the odd chicken from costco and enjoy the flavour very much - but it is so tasty and good that I have often wondered about the additives, as well. My home-cooked turkeys bear a tremendous resemblance to these chickens and I place them in a briney solution for 12 hours prior to cooking. There is definately salt added to costco chickens! My biggest concern about costco chicken is whether or not they are fed growth-hormones, which is illegal in Canada. Are they imported from the USA and thus get around regulations here?

Nov 29, 2011
foodflubs in Chains