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Dr. Oz Has Some Surprising Feelings About Costco Chicken - Grocery News

Dr. Oz Has Some Surprising Feelings About Costco Chicken - Grocery News
From The Kitchn - November 10, 2017

There is no denying that the three-pound, five-dollar rotisserie chicken from Costco is not only a time saver for quick weeknight meals, but also a great way to make your dollar stretch. I mean, one personcan eat the same chicken for five straight days! But as you toss that rotisserie chicken into your cart, are you checking the ingredient label? Truth be told I have not been, but I might startand here's why.

Last year the infamous Dr. Oz wanted to get to the bottom of rotisserie chickens on his show. Assuming many of you missed that episode, here's what went down.

Food journalist Mark Schatzker revealed that this seemingly healthy protein has a few more ingredients piggybacking inside. Most chickens are prepared off-site and injected with seasonings and such before they hit the grocery store to be cooked off, and Costco is no different. The ingredient list of a Costco rotisserie chicken includes the following (in order): whole chicken, water, seasoning, potato dextrin, carrageenan, sugar, dextrose, spice extractives. Because of this seasoning, Schatzker went so far as to compare these rotisserie chickens to potato chips. Maybe that's why we like them so much?

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