Time-Saver of the Week!

April 6, 2010

It’s time for a new, non-regularly occurring feature here at the Mouse House Kitchen – the Time-Saver of the Week (which will most likely NOT occur every week).

A super easy, economical and tasty dinner option is the supermarket rotisserie chicken.  I can’t say it any plainer than that.  They usually run between $6 and $8, and when served with a salad and maybe some authentic California sourdough bread, you’ve got a full meal for the whole family at a relatively low cost.  I’ve seen versions that are plain, seasoned, and even Italian-seasoned.  They’re always cooked fresh that day, but they keep well in the fridge for several days, or you can freeze them for quite a while.  Even after reheating, they come out juicy and delicious.  And the options are endless; just carve it up and eat it with your fingers; make chicken sandwiches; shred the thigh and leg meat for tacos or soup; chop the breasts to top a salad or a pasta dish, etc.  It’s a versatile product that allows you to be spontaneous and creative, with little cooking effort.

Now it’s true – skin-on chicken is much less healthy than skinless.  But I’m not recommending always buying the rotisserie instead of the boneless, skinless varieties; if you are planning the week’s dinners and have a specific recipe in mind, use the healthier option.  But when you know you want chicken but have no idea what to do with it, the rotisserie option is a great fallback.

This message paid for by the Supermarket Rotisserie Chicken Association of America (I wish!)  Enjoy.



  1. Btw, by FAR the best store option precooked whole chicken is from Costco. I swear the marinade is equal parts crack and butter.

    • I have not had the pleasure (and there are no Costcos here) – but it sounds good? How much are they?

  2. […] another recipe, courtesy of the Hannaford Supermarket magazine, that utilizes the practicality of the rotisserie chicken.  It’s quick and easy to make, with great flavor.  Plus it’s unique in that it works as a […]

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