A whole chicken that’s been roasted, sitting in its tasty warm juices at the grocery store near you to feed your family instantly for less than $10 is one of the best things about life in the 21st century.
I always wondered, why are these chickens so over-the-top, even dangerously, delicious? Seriously. I used to buy roasted chickens from a nearby grocery store, pre-Trader Joe’s. I would devour those things!
The chicken aroma was almost too much to bear in the car on the drive home. I was hardly in the door when I tore the plastic shell apart and became a beast, chowing on legs and thighs and breast meat, grease flying, soiling napkin after napkin, until being so full that I fell into a poultry-induced coma.
Did you catch the key word to the secret ingredient? “Grease.”
I looked on the nutrition label and before the mention of spice or seasoning, there it was – roasted in oil.
Enter Trader Joe’s version of the baked bird. Yummy seasoning, tender meat, no mention of oil. And if I missed some technical language or small print, at the very least, it wasn’t swimming in oil the way other groceries serve their hens.
The best roasted chicken – delicious, easy and without swimming in oil. That’s why.
Thank you, Trader Joe’s.
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