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Jun 24, 2007 06:57 AM

Heating up COstco Rotisserie CHicken

I will be picking up a couple rotisserie chickens this morning at Costco for dinner. We won't be eating till about 6. How do I warm them up without drying them out. If I was the only one eating I would eat it cold but I don't know if that would go over well with my guests.


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  1. Sometimes the packages have instructions--always read those first to see if helpful. (Costco is usually on the money with most things) I picked up about 5 whole chickens from Costco about two hours before our family pool party and my husband and I cut them into quarters and covered with foil and put in the oven at about three hundred degrees to keep warm and they were just fine in the oven for a couple of hours. Costco chickens are usually very moist. Not sure about reheating from the fridge though, but it would be best to wrap in foil loosely (not touching skin), use a low temp and keep an eye on them! May be fifteen-twenty minutes in foil and fifteen minutes uncovered to crisp up. Then when you take them out, let the chicken rest for 15 minutes before cutting so that juices settle in the bird (kind like how you'd treat a turkey). Hope this helps!

    1. I would put them in the fridge when you get home in the Costco carton. For dinner, cut into quarters and heat up in a 300 deg oven for about 30-45 minutes. The short time in the fridge won't affect the flavor or texture.

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      1. re: OldTimer

        Thank you both. I can't believe I did not look at the package. Jeannegatorfan you were right---the instructions on the packaging were very good. Not dried out at all. Great deal for $5!