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Posted by: marjorie, Monday, January 21, 2013, 6:10pm
Hi
So, I have seen these Rotis Chick in supermarkets, but wondering how good they are (  not in taste but health wise)

I have read some information about chicken not being so healthy for us in general... any thoughts?
Posted by: D.L., Monday, January 21, 2013, 6:18pm; Reply: 1
A lot of supermarket rotis chicken is loaded with a salt solution, the labels say. Also, the pre-made chicken salad in Walmart and Kroger is made from rotis chicken, so I suppose it is also loaded with salt. We avoid extra salt because of blood pressure issues.
Posted by: ABJoe, Monday, January 21, 2013, 6:31pm; Reply: 2
Most of these have basting solution or external sauce that is loaded with avoids...  Read the ingredients of the prepared foods to make an informed decision.  You might find one that is compliant...
Posted by: Chloe, Monday, January 21, 2013, 8:11pm; Reply: 3
Some of the reasons why I won't eat chicken.

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/Wellness/dirty-chicken-facts-exposed/story?id=16724335

Chicken is a neutral for me..I rarely if ever eat it and would only choose organic.  The supermarket chicken although it smells good and looks appetizing has been very highly seasoned and likely
has MSG and plenty of toxins for all...If you have the option to buy organic chicken, cook it at home
with your own herbs and spices, it would be a much better choice.
Posted by: marjorie, Monday, January 21, 2013, 9:14pm; Reply: 4
or just not eat any chicken at all. I dont think it is good for anyone, but that is just my opinion. I used to eat alot of it fromw hen I started btd and I really think it has messed up my metabolism.
Posted by: Chloe, Monday, January 21, 2013, 9:36pm; Reply: 5
Quoted from marjorie
or just not eat any chicken at all. I dont think it is good for anyone, but that is just my opinion. I used to eat alot of it fromw hen I started btd and I really think it has messed up my metabolism.


My experience has taught me to focus on the beneficials and just leave all non healing foods out of
my diet.  Everything depends upon your health status, what your goals are for weight loss, etc.

I remember decades ago, growing up, before chicken was mass produced the way it is now, chicken tasted pretty good to me me...Now with the chemical feed that chickens eat and what they've done to mass produce chicken by giving them antibiotics and growth hormones, I find all chicken to have an offensive odor and taste...and mentally, chewing such a frankenfood bird is rather a revolting thought.
Posted by: Spring, Monday, January 21, 2013, 10:08pm; Reply: 6
When I look at the loooog labels on such things as Rotis Chicken, I know already that I need to start backing away immediately! Besides I learned a long time ago that chicken would make me feel awful. I've wondered lately if it is the huge diet of corn that they eat.
Posted by: san j, Tuesday, January 22, 2013, 3:39am; Reply: 7
I have wonderful memories of roasted chicken from decades ago. Oh, how it picked up garlic, rosemary, lemon... Oh how it soaked up butter ... Oh how delicious the vegetables that soaked up the pan drippings. Oh how easy it was...

But you guys are right - the rotisserie chickens at Safeway didn't really capture that.
Posted by: Mrs T O+, Tuesday, January 22, 2013, 7:09pm; Reply: 8
Commercial chicken is full of hormones & probably drugs, IMO.
However last year & the year before I had eaten some from Wal-Mart & Hi-Vee & it was OK. The Hi-Vee chicken was smaller & better tasting.  I have been on BTD long enough for my body to feel 'off' if the food isn't that good.  I was OK with these chickens, but of course don't eat those regularly(I was out of town).
Whole Foods also has rotisserie chicks with very little added. They even have a plain one!
They are a little more expensive than the other stores, but when you think of the labor/time saved & the amount of meat you get, it is a decent value. Sometimes I have added thyme & sage & cooked them some more. [One of the WFs in our area undercooks them. Yuck! Where is the manager to supervise the employees?]
Personally, I can tolerate salt altho other relatives have HBP. I think as we clean up our diets & get more & more compliant, the BP should improve. I also have been basically sugar-free for 30 years & sugar-laden foods also have sodium & other nasties!
Posted by: Chloe, Tuesday, January 22, 2013, 8:08pm; Reply: 9
I think HFCS is in the seasoning mix they rub on rotisserie supermarket chickens...Probably why
they look so brown and appetizing..
Posted by: san j, Tuesday, January 22, 2013, 9:02pm; Reply: 10
Funny thing. It's not just because of health or of health-consciousness...Even standard foodie-types notice problems with some chicken. I've had clients who are very, very picky about chicken, only ordering it, for instance, at certain restaurants. Chicken is simply not the slam-dunk many think it is, tastewise, either.
Posted by: Spring, Tuesday, January 22, 2013, 9:12pm; Reply: 11
Over thirty years ago, we had a meat market/grocery close by that made their own Rotis chickens. Nothing was added to them except a little salt. They were small but enough for two adults and two younger children. They charged two dollars each for them, and they were just perfect! VERY fresh! I'm afraid I would break down and have some if they still had them!  :D
Posted by: Chloe, Tuesday, January 22, 2013, 9:44pm; Reply: 12
Spring.... thirty years ago, I don't think I would have been very concerned eating a rotisserie chicken from a supermarket.  Today's chicken is a whole different story.  Even my granddaughter who will eat turkey says chicken tastes bad to her.

I think back to the chicken that my grandmother would buy in the local butcher...the chicekn that was alive when I went into the store with her....and it's head whacked off behind the counter on a board....de-feathered and then wrapped and put into a bag.  We left with bird that wasn't adulterated...came from a farm where it ran wild...and sold fresh every single day. Ah, those were the days.  Kids and many adults today will never know what I'm talking about. :)
Posted by: gulfcoastguy, Tuesday, January 22, 2013, 10:45pm; Reply: 13
Quoted from Chloe
Spring.... thirty years ago, I don't think I would have been very concerned eating a rotisserie chicken from a supermarket.  Today's chicken is a whole different story.  Even my granddaughter who will eat turkey says chicken tastes bad to her.

I think back to the chicken that my grandmother would buy in the local butcher...the chicekn that was alive when I went into the store with her....and it's head whacked off behind the counter on a board....de-feathered and then wrapped and put into a bag.  We left with bird that wasn't adulterated...came from a farm where it ran wild...and sold fresh every single day. Ah, those were the days.  Kids and many adults today will never know what I'm talking about. :)


My parents were raised on farms. I've whacked the heads off of turkeys before. Four hours from strutting in the field till smoking on the table. Fantastic tasting!
Posted by: Spring, Wednesday, January 23, 2013, 1:09am; Reply: 14
Quoted from Chloe
Spring.... thirty years ago, I don't think I would have been very concerned eating a rotisserie chicken from a supermarket.  Today's chicken is a whole different story.  Even my granddaughter who will eat turkey says chicken tastes bad to her.

I think back to the chicken that my grandmother would buy in the local butcher...the chicekn that was alive when I went into the store with her....and it's head whacked off behind the counter on a board....de-feathered and then wrapped and put into a bag.  We left with bird that wasn't adulterated...came from a farm where it ran wild...and sold fresh every single day. Ah, those were the days.  Kids and many adults today will never know what I'm talking about. :)

Well, this one does. My dad would buy a whole flock of the critters, the farmer would chop their heads off, and WE would help my mother finish cleaning them. She let us do the "easy part!" The smell of hot feathers was the worst. But the taste of the chicken was sublime when my mother cooked them! She had them ready to thaw and cook when she froze them. The farmer charged something like 50 cents each. My parents put a lot of effort into having good food on the table, and we were NEVER disappointed!
Posted by: Debra+, Wednesday, January 23, 2013, 1:48am; Reply: 15
I could eat a whole chicken and it wouldn't give me the satisfaction of one beef steak or buffalo burger.  Or...three eggs.   ;-)  

Debra :-)
Posted by: san j, Wednesday, January 23, 2013, 1:56am; Reply: 16
Quoted from Debra+
I could eat a whole chicken and it wouldn't give me the satisfaction of one beef steak or buffalo burger.  Or...three eggs.   ;-)  

Debra :-)

Generally, I'd agree.

But on rare occasion I've had chicken that was mind-blowingly good. It can be done.

I think that since there's such variation today in the tastes of different chickens, chefs and home cooks don't know "which kind" (i.e., which flavor of chicken) they're/we're using, when we start a recipe. So we don't know, until the dish is finished(!), whether the preparation is well-matched to the particular bird!

What eventually may happen (for the good) is that more details about the provenance of a given chicken will be available to the consumer - chickens will be categorized in a few more ways - and this will help narrow down the ways each type of chicken is most appropriately prepared.
Posted by: chud, Wednesday, January 23, 2013, 10:58pm; Reply: 17
I'm sure most of y'all know this, but for the sake of any newbies who stumble upon this thread: chicken is a major avoid for AB's and B's.
My life has improved tremendously since I cut chicken completely out of my diet.

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The issue is the power of an agglutinating lectin to attack your bloodstream and potentially lead to strokes and immune disorders.  (Dr. Peter D'Adamo on chicken and B's and AB's)


Posted by: Spring, Thursday, January 24, 2013, 12:25am; Reply: 18
It is a neutral for me, but it may as well be an avoid because it makes me feel terrible to eat it! May have something to do with the awful diet they are on!
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