Did you know that Costco's Rotisserie Chicken is gluten free?
If so, you're well ahead of me! Until just a few weeks ago I had no idea. In fact, some friends brought one over months ago and I opted to eat something else due to not knowing if the chicken was safe!
Had I just looked closely at the label (note the word CLOSELY!) I would have seen that right across the bottom, in red, it clearly states that the chicken has no gluten! *Word of caution...as far as I know, this chicken is not tested for gluten. Just want to make sure you know all the facts!
|Clear label! Photo Source|
In fact, when I discovered it was gluten free, I asked the rotisserie guy (wish I could come up with a more clever name for him!) whether the chicken was safe or not. He was so sweet and called corporate to find out. Sure enough, they directed him to the note on the label! Ha! I think we both felt pretty lame...but who cares, I now know I can safely eat this tasty chicken!
Our awesome rotisserie guy also walked me through the process the chicken goes through to assure me there should be no cross contamination. The chicken is completely prepared separately from anything else. It is stored separate, washed in a small room, seasoned, skewered and cooked (ALL in an area that ONLY the chicken is in)! Pretty cool, huh?
And while it's not organic (our preference when buying meat), when we're in need of a quick dinner, it poses a MUCH better option than fast food! And at less than $6 for a gigantic chicken, you'll be sure to get a few meals out of it.
Last time we bought it, we were smart and after shredding the entire chicken, we immediately threw half of it into the freezer for future meals. I'd say, for the two of us, we can get at least four meals out of one chicken! Bargain baby!!
Question of the Day:
What's your favorite Costco find?