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Best Grocery Rotisserie Chicken

ElJeffe Aug 19, 2008 05:51 PM

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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    Cathy RE: ElJeffe Aug 19, 2008 06:41 PM

    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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      Moonpie RE: Cathy Aug 19, 2008 07:56 PM

      I second Costco's yardbirds.

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        baseballfan RE: Moonpie Aug 19, 2008 08:17 PM

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

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        bitsubeats RE: Cathy Aug 27, 2008 01:36 AM

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

      3. ipsedixit RE: ElJeffe Aug 19, 2008 10:07 PM

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

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          irwin RE: ipsedixit Aug 20, 2008 05:34 AM

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

        2. Emme RE: ElJeffe Aug 20, 2008 08:56 PM

          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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            hellpaso RE: Emme Aug 25, 2008 02:51 PM

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

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            EclecticEater RE: ElJeffe Aug 29, 2008 04:12 PM

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

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              sel RE: ElJeffe Jan 24, 2011 05:22 PM

              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?

              1. monku RE: ElJeffe Jan 24, 2011 05:30 PM

                Maybe 25 years ago before the popularity of Costco's rotisserie chicken a grocery store manager told me the rotisserie chickens they sold were old chickens that were near their expiration date.

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