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Aug 19, 2008 05:51 PM

Best Grocery Rotisserie Chicken

I live in LA (Santa Monica) and want to see who people think has the best. Albertson's has consistently beat out Von's, Ralph's, and even California Chicken Cafe when I've put them head-to-head. And a great price as well...

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  1. Costco's rotissiere chickens are larger, jucier, have more flavor throughout the meat (even when cold) and are less expensive than any of the chickens sold in Southern California grocery stores.

    Yes, I have tried them all.

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      1. re: Moonpie

        Third on the Costco birds. They make the supermarket chickens look like cornish hens.

      2. re: Cathy

        yep costco all the way, also makes an EXCELLENT chicken stock.

      3. Never tried Albertsons rotisserie chicken, but I will say that Albertsons makes the best grocery store fried chicken.

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        1. re: ipsedixit

          I like Albertsons also, and I think they use Perdue's Chichens.

        2. Honestly, I'm a fan of Costco and Ralph's, both brined, but the former much beating out the latter. I find Gelson's to be dry.

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          1. re: Emme

            albertsons makes a really good rotisserie caesar salad--guess they use the leftover birds.

          2. Costco and Henrys as far as I'm concerned are tied.

            1. I've only tried the birds at Costco, Whole Foods and Ralphs. I guess I'm a dissenter because I dislike Costco's ever so popular offerings due to the over brined in a long list of chemicals beyond salt and spices. I haven't tried Whole Foods or Ralphs product in years but they were always overcooked and thus very dry. Maybe they have improved?