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Old 06-01-2013, 11:28 PM   #1
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Best grocery store rotisserie chicken

So i've been eating a lot of rotisserie chicken lately.

I buy a whole chicken, peal off the skin and get 2 meals out of it. half chicken per meal

at $7-9/chicken its inexpensive and relatively healthy (when u dont eat the skin).

so now I am curious as to who has the best rotisserie chicken.

So far, between Save On foods and safeway, i'm going to have to go with Save Ons.
I have yet to try Super stores or Costcos.

I heard costcos is the best...not is it because of the seasoning? or the actual flesh of the bird, since I don't eat the skin, the seasoning does not affect the taste for me too much.

interested to hear you guy's thoughts on this.
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Old 06-01-2013, 11:34 PM   #2
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Ooooooh, I'm a sucker for Save-On's rotisserie chicken. My parents often buy the one from Costco. I don't like it as much but hey, it's cheap.

Not a huge fan of Superstore's. I haven't had Safeway's in ages.
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Price smart is the worst.
I'd say Costco > superstore > Safeway.

Costco is just the juiciest.. And I never notice any seasoning that stands out.
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Safeways chicken looks and tastes like boiled chicken. Costco and save on are my 2 favorite with Costco getting the edge because it's really moist like it was brined
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imo, costco is the best. you can all dark full leg meat too!
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came in here expecting costco... did not dissappoint

costco > all
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costco the best for sure. Every time I head down to the states I always pick up a couple on the way back. It's only 5 bucks down there too!
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yeah, price smart is tricky. At times, I've really enjoyed their rosemary lemon chicken. But they often suck at cooking them or leave them to dry.

Safeway sucks.

Superstore sucks.

Costco get's my vote as well
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+one mo for costco
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yea costco, superstore is dry

skins the best part tho brah
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Costco on Stillcreek got new roasting machines in the past month or so, I would say that the chickens are crispier. We buy them once every few weeks. Quick and easy dinner.
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Costco cause they are the largest and cheapest ($7.49 ea). I believe the meat is brined, so the breast stays moist.
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The bf likes the ones from IGA.
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I've been getting the rotisserie at Wal-Mart.

Jerk seasoned Rotisserie is awesome.
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do they add anything to the chicken, or is it just a plain chicken being cooked in it's juices?
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Has anyone compared the Canada Costco to the US Costco yet? I've eaten the one from Bellingham a shit load of times and it's really good. Have yet to buy one here yet.
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Handsdown Costco FTW

I tried both Can vs USA Costco

For Can
- Their chicken is brinned - it's what gives each piece of the meat juice and all portion is well seasoned.
- Chicken is about $7.99 I think?
- Pretty sure they use Canadian Birds

For USA (tried Bellingham)
- Their chicken is not brinned as well
- Chicken is about 4.99 or 5.99 I forget
- They use USA birds I think.
- By far the meatiest

For some reason I like the Canadian one's the most
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costco i think its cheaper and bigger. i get mine from superstore because i dont have a costco membership D:. whenever i go with friends i get one from costco. never disappoints
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My friends and I have a potluck everytime my brother comes home to visit and over the years we've tried every rotisserie chicken available and hands down..Costco wins everytime.
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had food poison from save on and safeway chicken.

never had it so far from costco.
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just had one from PriceSmart today.

It was juicy, even the breast meat. Overall not bad, must try the Costco one next time

Prefect for a quick dinner.
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damn, i really need to go try costco's chicken now
too bad the nearest costco is a 45min drive away....
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For USA (tried Bellingham)
- They use USA birds I think.
My inlaws buys one when they return from day trips to the US usually. And everytime, I get a little wary of what these birds are fed to make them this big.
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US chicken in general is often bigger/meatier as they are caged and not as active as Canadian chickens, which are all free-run.
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Handsdown Costco FTW

I tried both Can vs USA Costco

For Can
- Their chicken is brinned - it's what gives each piece of the meat juice and all portion is well seasoned.
- Chicken is about $7.99 I think?
- Pretty sure they use Canadian Birds

For USA (tried Bellingham)
- Their chicken is not brinned as well
- Chicken is about 4.99 or 5.99 I forget
- They use USA birds I think.
- By far the meatiest

For some reason I like the Canadian one's the most
It's brine.
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