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May 6, 2013 10:14 AM

Possibility?: Can I salvage an underseasoned rotisserie chicken?

So I bought a rotisserie chicken from my local grocery store. Nice crisp seasoning outside but not- a- drop- of- seasoning in the muscle meat. Totally bland.

So my question is - Is it possible to brine it somehow then recook it? I would also like to somehow re-crisp the skin up again if possible after figuring out the best way to season the meat.I know I can make a sauce but that really doesn't solve the issue of the flavorless meat... Thanks

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  1. The only way you can get some flavor onto the meat at this point is to put a topical seasoning on order to do that you must bone the chicken meat from the carcass. for the skin, a few minutes under the broiler. to crisp it.

    You cannot recook the chicken, only rewarm at this point unless you shred it and add sauce.

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    1. re: fourunder

      No you can't brine and recook it.

      Cooking it again will make it dry and gross.


      Make it into chicken salad or tacos or pizza

    2. I've known the disappointment of buying a flavorless grocery story rotisserie chicken. I wouldn't try to get the flavor inside. Instead I would go the shredded route:

      -use it in a salad or something.

      -season it with lime juice, orange juice, oil, salt, sugar, chile powder, and cumin, and garlic and stick it under the broiler to crisp it up and brown it and you will have chicken faux carnitas.

      -make a traditional casserole with it

      -make a mole or adobado and add in the shredded chix

      -make some kind of soup and add it in

      -look up a recipe for Bang Bang chicken and make that

      -put your favorite BBQ sauce on it and make pulled chix sandwiches

      1. Usually they're overseasoned!

        I suggest you chop out the meat and make chicken a la king or chicken and dumplings or some such, and then use the bones to make some stock. In those applications, it will be advantageous that the bird isn't already highly seasoned.

        1. I'd just season it. Well, first I'd peal the nicely seasoned skin off the outside and eat that, and then I'd season it.

          For an eat right now solution, I'd probably go with salt, fresh ground pepper, and a squeeze of lemon juice.

          Or I'd shred it, and toss it into a soup or a stew, where it will pick up flavour from whatever else I put into it.

          1. I agree with the "don't try to recook it" opinions. This is a great recipe if you want to go the stew route:

            For the skin -- deliciously unhealthy -- take the skin off, crisp it in a skillet, blot with paper towels and munch away...yum.