Rotisserie Chicken

Store-bought rotisserie chicken is convenient and practical—but much higher in sodium than a home-roasted bird (4 ounces home-roasted chicken: less than 100 mg sodium; 4 ounces rotisserie chicken: 350-450 mg sodium). Even the unseasoned varieties have been marinated or seasoned with salty flavorings. People with hypertension should think twice before choosing store-bought.

A healthier way is to cook it at home yourself.

Rotisserie chicken is a chicken dish that is cooked on a rotisserie, using direct heat in which the chicken is placed next to the heat source. Electric- or gas-powered heating elements may be used, which use adjustable infrared heat. These types of rotisseries have proven quite functional for cooking rotisserie-style chicken. Leftover rotisserie chicken may be used in a variety of dishes, such as soup, chicken salad, and sandwiches.

There are rotisserie chicken cookers you can purchase, but they can be quite pricey. You can also cook some excellent chicken that taste better than rotisserie by using just your oven or crock-pot, and the right set of spices to your liking!

Culinary Hill gives some great tips and recipes on various ways to fix your own rotisserie-style chicken.

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