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Our dinner last night was a rotisserie chicken from Whole Foods Market in Paramus and it was a revelation. This bird was raised in Pennsylvania on vegetarian feed and without antibiotics, and it's moist throughout, simply the best I've tasted in North Jersey.
A whole chicken yields at least two meals in our house. We eat all of the dark meat for dinner, plus the back, and use the leftover white meat for baguette sandwiches or quick tacos. Last night, we served the chicken with quick-baked sweet potatoes, organic salad greens and a Whole Foods organic baguette ($1.79 on sale, cheaper than Balthazar Bakery's $2 baguette, but not as good).
The bird weighs only 1.75 pounds after cooking and costs $7.99 -- 50 cents more than when the store opened in March. But it's well worth it. The leg and thigh pulled easily away, as did the wings, and the white meat remained moist even after three minutes in the microwave.
Our bird was prepared with an herb rub, which includes rosemary, thyme, parsley, sea salt and paprika. The seasoning was perfect. And a glass or two of Chateau Bellevue bordeaux made it even more enjoyable. I want to thank my frugal friend Jay, who recommended this chicken. He's tasted them all.
Here is the Web Site: Whole Foods Market