02-All About Rotisserie Chicken

Serves: 5



Use Your Favorites!
Are you partial to certain parts of the chicken, such as breasts or drumsticks? No problem! Use any of your favorite chicken pieces in any of the recipes in this book that call for a cut-up rotisserie chicken.

Handling Rotisserie Chicken Safely
Pick up your rotisserie chicken as the last item on your shopping list. Be sure the chicken is hot when you select it from the heated case. Follow the same food-safety guidelines as for all foods: Keep hot foods hot, which is 140°F or warmer, and always refrigerate the chicken within 2 hours of purchasing (1 hour when the air temperature is above 90°F).

If you are going to use the chicken for a recipe, remove the meat from the bones, cut it up and use it immediately. To use later in a recipe or if you have leftovers, cut the meat from the bones into small pieces, place in a resealable plastic food-storage bag or container with a cover, and refrigerate for use within 4 days. Or place in a freezer container with a cover or a resealable plastic freezer bag and freeze up to 4 months. Thaw frozen cooked chicken in the refrigerator.

How Much Rotisserie Chicken?
The size of rotisserie chickens does vary from store to store. An average weight for a rotisserie chicken is about 2 pounds (32 ounces). You will get the following amount of cut-up meat from a 2-pound chicken:

Whole chicken 3 cups
White meat only 2 cups
Dark meat only 1 cup

From "Betty Crocker's Dinner Made Easy With Rotisserie Chicken." Text Copyright 2004 General Mills. Used with permission of the publisher, Wiley Publishing, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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