Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Stephanie's Food For Thought: Rotiserrie Chicken
Rotisserie chicken isn't a unique food ingredient, but it is a very versatile ingredient. Rotiserie chickens from Costco are by far the best price ever. In California and New York they are the best price and also the biggest. For $5 you can buy a whole moist flavorful cooked chicken for the same price as a whole unflavored, uncooked chicken. This is a win/win situation. I buy a few chickens at a time and take them home and process them so to speak. With my Kirkland brand Nitril exam gloves on and using a small knife I remove as much of the meat as possible, leaving the underside untouched. I put the chicken carcass in a Ziploc bag, and the chicken I put in another bag. I freeze these, and when I want a quick meal, tacos, soup, Indian curry, I remove my shredded chicken and thaw. I also love using the chicken carcass to make broth in my pressure cooker. You can shred the chicken in a KitchenAid mixer with the paddle set to low speed and you have quick shredded chicken for tacos,
burritos, or flautas.