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Old 02-24-2014, 11:46 AM   #41
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Sweet chili sauce






I like the Rooster's chili paste, too. But it's too spicy and salty right out of the jar. The plumb sauce sounds good.
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Old 02-24-2014, 03:22 PM   #42
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We get Costco's rotisserie chicken a lot. Because there's only two of us to eat it we have to divide it up and freeze parts after the first night.

What we do is freeze thigh/legs/breasts and everything else is boned/picked and put in a bag called 'orts'. Those are great for dishes like creamed broccoli and some orts of chicken and baked with Parm. cheese on top.

Chicken salad?
Salad with chicken orts on it?
Stir fry with orts?

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Doesn't the texture get funny when you freeze rotisserie chicken?

Freezing it would simplify my life.
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Old 02-24-2014, 03:28 PM   #44
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Thai sweet chili sauce suggested by Rocklobster is clear orange, sweet and thick.

Nothing like Sriracha or the other Rooster chile paste products <--- which I love, by the way.
Aaah, ok, that clears it up. It'll have to watch for it.
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I like this product mixed with plumb sauce for chicken or chicken fingers, or other type of fried things like egg rolls, etc...I am a bit anal about how it should be applied. I like to put a puddle of plumb sauce and then add a dollop of sambal olek in the middle. Never actually mix to incorporate the two totally. This way, when you dip and drag, you get the full effect of the sweet/salty/hot contrast becasue they are all hitting your taste buds in their most natural form...weird, I know....
That's not weird, I totally get that. Like the contrast between cheese and fruit, or hot apple pie with cold ice cream.
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Doesn't the texture get funny when you freeze rotisserie chicken?

Freezing it would simplify my life.
I find that Costco's chicken freezes beautifully. I do find that freezing other already cooked chicken doesn't do as well. Maybe Costco has something in it that makes that possible---- maybe even something you don't want to know about. But I chose to ignore that and eat it anyway.

Here are some responses from ordinary people about that----- maybe one or more is right. I'm still going to eat them! And since my orts are usually used in another dish----- well.........

What does Costco do to their cooked chickens to make them taste so good? - Chains - Chowhound
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I find that Costco's chicken freezes beautifully. I do find that freezing other already cooked chicken doesn't do as well. Maybe Costco has something in it that makes that possible---- maybe even something you don't want to know about. But I chose to ignore that and eat it anyway.

Here are some responses from ordinary people about that----- maybe one or more is right. I'm still going to eat them! And since my orts are usually used in another dish----- well.........

What does Costco do to their cooked chickens to make them taste so good? - Chains - Chowhound
So, the consensus seems to be that they are injected with salt water. That would probably account for the juiciness and the ability to freeze without destroying the texture. Yeah, I know there is stuff in them that I would rather they didn't put, but I don't eat them that often and I'm really picky about just about everything else, so I don't get that much. I'm a label reader. Up until a few years ago the ingredients were chicken, salt, and maybe citric acid. They were no less good then.

I'll give freezing some a try.
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Old 02-27-2014, 12:00 PM   #48
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We get Costco's rotisserie chicken a lot. Because there's only two of us to eat it we have to divide it up and freeze parts after the first night.

What we do is freeze thigh/legs/breasts and everything else is boned/picked and put in a bag called 'orts'. Those are great for dishes like creamed broccoli and some orts of chicken and baked with Parm. cheese on top.

Chicken salad?
Salad with chicken orts on it?
Stir fry with orts?

Your imagination is all it takes.
Does your Costco sell the meat in vacuum packages? Ours does.
The chickens that are not sold, are stripped from the bone and vacuum packed. Breast meat.
They also package the leg quarters with bone.

So if you just want meat, you can't get more fresh unless you cooked it yourself.

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So, the consensus seems to be that they are injected with salt water. That would probably account for the juiciness and the ability to freeze without destroying the texture. Yeah, I know there is stuff in them that I would rather they didn't put, but I don't eat them that often and I'm really picky about just about everything else, so I don't get that much. I'm a label reader. Up until a few years ago the ingredients were chicken, salt, and maybe citric acid. They were no less good then.

I'll give freezing some a try.
In another thread we had a member discussing this very thing. My remarks were that if the manufacturers were to discontinue the injection process, their product would suffer.
This kinda enforces that view IMO.
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Does your Costco sell the meat in vacuum packages? Ours does.
The chickens that are not sold, are stripped from the bone and vacuum packed. Breast meat.
They also package the leg quarters with bone.
So if you just want meat, you can't get more fresh unless you cooked it yourself.
I haven't checked, but I will. But there's a bit of the carnivore in me that enjoys tearing a leg and thigh off the whole chicken myself.
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In another thread we had a member discussing this very thing. My remarks were that if the manufacturers were to discontinue the injection process, their product would suffer.
This kinda enforces that view IMO.
I still want to buy raw meat that hasn't been injected or seasoned. It's a whole different thing when they are selling me a fully cooked chicken.
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