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Why I Swear By Costco’s Pulled Rotisserie Chicken

I’ll admit it: I used to be a skeptic. Living far from the nearest Costco made it seem like a distant dream. But when my family relocated to a spot just a stone’s throw away from the warehouse wonderland, I couldn’t resist the siren call any longer. And let me tell you, folks, it was a game-changer.

On my inaugural visit, my mother-in-law Sally, a seasoned Costco pro, played tour guide. As we wandered the aisles, she pointed out a behemoth bag of pulled rotisserie chicken meat nestled among the ready-made salads and prepped salmon. It was three pounds of cooked chicken goodness for a mere $15.99. “My sister Linda swears by this stuff for her pooch,” Sally remarked casually.

Now, as much as I love our furry friend Lyra, my mind immediately went to the culinary possibilities for us humans. With a family tiki party on the horizon, I saw an opportunity for easy, crowd-pleasing eats.

Fast forward to party time, and I found myself standing in Costco, not one, but two bags of that magical chicken in my cart. Back home, I dumped the contents into my trusty crockpot, added a generous glug of barbecue sauce, some crushed pineapple, dried onions, and smoked sea salt. By party o’clock, we were feasting on pulled chicken sandwiches that had everyone singing my culinary praises.

But the magic doesn’t stop there. Oh no, my friends. A single bag of Costco’s pulled rotisserie chicken can keep my family fed for a week—lunches included. I divvy it up into smaller portions for freezing, ensuring we have easy meals on standby for those hectic days.

And the versatility? Let me count the ways:

  • Chicken sliders: Toss the meat in barbecue sauce and pile it high on mini brioche buns for a crowd-pleasing snack.
  • Barbecue chicken pizza: Spread sauce on a pizza crust, sprinkle with cheese and veggies, then top with chicken for a tasty twist on a classic pie.
  • Ranch chicken wrap: Mix with ranch dressing, lettuce, and tomatoes for a quick and tasty lunch.
  • Salads galore: Whether it’s Caesar, green, or Chinese chicken salad, this meat is the perfect protein-packed addition.
  • Fried rice: Throw it in with your rice and veggies for a quick and easy meal.
  • Tacos, burritos, and enchiladas: Stuff it into tortillas for a south-of-the-border feast.
  • Casseroles: Any dish calling for cooked chicken just got a whole lot easier.
  • Soups and chilis: From chicken noodle to hearty chili, this meat is a shortcut to flavor town.
  • Chicken pot pie: Dice it up and throw it in for a filling that’s sure to satisfy.

So there you have it, folks. Costco’s pulled rotisserie chicken: the $2.49 find that’s revolutionizing my kitchen, one delicious meal at a time. Trust me, once you try it, there’s no going back.