National Rotisserie Chicken Day
It’s the rich golden skin that makes a well-prepared rotisserie chicken so delicious. Although fried chicken and baked chicken can be enjoyed every day, few people get to experience the delicious rotisserie chicken. The chicken is slowly cooked over high heat until it becomes a pull apart consistency. Rotisserie chicken can be found in many stores around the globe. Rotisserie Chicken Day celebrates their history and delicious flavors.
Since the 1930’s, rotisserie chickens are available in supermarkets and stores. Their popularity has not diminished. While there was a decline in grocery shopping after World War II, the popularity of rotisserie chickens has not diminished. What is the popularity of the rotisserie chicken 600 million were sold in the US alone. 76 million were sold at Costco.
Rotisserie-cooking chickens dates back to hundreds of years. There are paintings that show them being done in large batches starting at least the 1300’s. The turning of the rotisserie was done manually back then. Why is rotisserie cooking so delicious? They cook evenly due to the constant turning of the pans during cooking. However, they are moist and delicious because they constantly self-baste in their own juices.
Motor-driven rotisseries have allowed the invention of rotisserie chickens (and many other items!) They have become a popular mass-produced item and we love them!
It’s easy to celebrate National Rotisserie Chicken Day. You can even get more and bring them to work. They are surprisingly affordable and come in a wide variety of flavors including Italian herb, roasted butter garlic, and some spicy varieties with crushed red pepper. Are you feeling adventurous? Start experimenting with new flavors and cooking delicious meals at home with a home rotisserie. If you don’t have the time or desire to cook for a large group, the Cornish game chicken is a great option! National Rotisserie Chicken Day is a great way to start a new culinary adventure.