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Old 03-23-2006, 10:37 AM   #11
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They are better from some places than others. The ones I buy are very good and every bit as good as one cooked at home. I use them for sandwiches, salads, the carcass for soup or broth. It is a head start I need sometime when pressed for time and I can count on the quality from the right place.
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Old 03-23-2006, 10:44 AM   #12
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I used to buy them from our locally owned store, and they were very good. That store went out of business after the SuperWalmart opened, and the roasted chickens at Walmart look like they're fossilized.
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Old 03-23-2006, 01:42 PM   #13
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I get them at Costco or at my grocery store, Both are moist, hot, and well seasoned..We use them for sandwiches either hot or cold ones, then the left overs and a second chicken go into sop or enchilladas or tacos..Never have had a problem..I do though make sure I get to the store as they are taking them of the roasting machine, take them right home and put in refrigerator to cool.

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Old 03-23-2006, 01:57 PM   #14
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I like the ones from Costco and Sam's. I HATE the ones from the supermarkets. They inject/brine them in something. AND some of our markets do not get them done. I have taken them back to complain.
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Old 03-23-2006, 01:58 PM   #15
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And bye the bye, you can do it yourself in the time it takes to go to the store. Salt and pepper liberally and bake at 400* for an hour. Better than theirs.
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Old 03-23-2006, 02:02 PM   #16
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We get the ones from Costco too. We like them and I buy a couple whenever I go. I bring them home a pull them apart and usually freeze the meat. We make enchiladas and mostly sandwiches for dh to take to work. Shredded chicken on a warm tortila with tomatoes, avocados, cheese and sunflower seeds. I'm getting hungry, what's for lunch?
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Old 03-23-2006, 02:02 PM   #17
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And bye the bye, you can do it yourself in the time it takes to go to the store. Salt and pepper liberally and bake at 400* for an hour. Better than theirs.
LOL it takes me 3 minutes to get to the store, 5 minutes to buy the chicken, and 3 minutes to get back. When I get home from work at 7pm I want to be able to eat something right away. If I had to wait until 8pm for my chicken and then have the roasting pan to wash, well I am just glad my supermarket makes good ones
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Old 03-24-2006, 06:42 AM   #18
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We are huge fans of roti-chicken. I cook only from scratch (don't use processed foods) and our tastebuds would tell us if there were any chemicals injected. I can think of about 100 worse "fast-foods" for you than roti-chicken.

ETA: In Germany the chickens are usually made by the Turks and they are still on the spit when you buy them.
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Old 04-02-2006, 09:18 PM   #19
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I buy them fairly often in the summer (don't have A/C); when on the road the trailer's A/C couldn't compete with the oven, so I used them even more often then. I find them to be a great convenience and we've never even had the mildest stomach distress from them. With a tossed salad, taboule, or couscous they make a great minimal cooking summer meal. Occaisionally they will be too salty, depending on the regional tastes where you buy them, but overall my experiences have been good.
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Old 04-02-2006, 09:39 PM   #20
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We get them now and then when we want something quick. Most of the ones we have gotten have been really good. The last one I got was a little dry, but over all we haven't had that problem.

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