Ever wonder why rotisserie chicken is so addictive? Well, we have the answer! Back in 2016, Dr. Oz teamed up with award-winning writer Mark Schatzker to investigate the hidden ingredients in rotisserie chicken and figure out why Americans can't get enough of the stuff, especially Costco's $5 rotisserie chicken.
The first shocking piece of information is that rotisserie chicken is often processed, in other words, "pre-seasoned in factories," and then shipped to supermarkets, where "an employee can put it on the skewer and cook it." You may already know part of what makes store-bought rotisserie chickens so tasty is that they're on the salty side, but the skin is also flavored with MSG and sugar, among other natural flavors. Similar to potato chips, this combination helps explain why we can never have too much rotisserie chicken. Despite the seeming scariness of it all, Dr. Oz said it may be "one of the healthiest processed foods out there." And in similar Dr. Oz. fashion, he suggested taking off the skin to keep it healthier. But if that sounds like insanity, add other sides to your plate to avoid overeating.
Watch the full video: Dr. Oz on rotisserie chicken