There are many things to love about Costco; the wholesale prices, the food court, the ability to buy peanut butter stuffed pretzels by the pound. Perhaps one of our favorite purchases to make at this popular wholesale store is a $4.99 rotisserie chicken. Here are a few interesting facts about this crowd-favorite!
Works for Paleo Diets (Among Others)
There have been numerous health trends and diets that have taken over the market in recent years. One of the more popular diets today is the paleo diet, which basically states we should stick to the main food groups our ancestors did – meat, fish, nuts, fruits & veggies, etc. While normally this diet causes many people to sacrifice some of their favorite foods, you’ll be glad to know Costco chicken isn’t something you’ll have to give up if you want to try the paleo diet. This rotisserie chicken also follows the guidelines of plenty of other popular diets.
Even if you don’t follow the paleo diet, you will still be pleased to know that Costco rotisserie chickens all follow a very basic recipe with simple ingredients. There’s no deciphering long strings of chemical compounds here, just a straight forward list including the chicken, water, and a blend of eight spices. The secret to these juicy, delicious chickens isn’t in some crazy long list of ingredients; it’s in the way the chicken is prepared. For starters, Costco injects brine into the chicken to keep it nice and moist. Then it is slow-roasted to perfection!
The Skin Is Good For You
Chicken skin has long been thought to be bad for your health, but a recent study, chicken skin actually contains a good amount of poly and mono unsaturated fats, which are the good fats. When consumed in moderation, these fats actually improve your cholesterol. The key part of that last sentence is moderation. Sure, this fact isn’t exclusive to Costco chickens, but it’s good to know all the same. Then again, it’s not like we need another reason to grab up a rotisserie chicken on the way home from work!
You might be thinking to yourself, “Of course, chicken is gluten-free.” However, you might be surprised at how many grocery stores use seasonings and sauces on their meats that contain gluten. Costco, however, uses only gluten-free spices so that more people can enjoy this delicious treat. You might also be interested to know that Costco doesn’t use MSG in their seasoning either. While this ingredient can make things more savory and tasty, it also carries a few health concerns. Good thing these chickens don’t need any extra help being scrumptious!