My family loves this dish but it is important to be picky when it comes to your chicken. Recently Costco came under fire for its mistreatment of the chickens that they use for their famous, oh so cheap rotisserie chicken. If you are not an animal lover and simply want to eat your chicken in peace, consider this; chickens raised in a warehouse type setting are prone to producing diseases resistant to antibiotics as well as having higher chances of spreading harmful bacteria like salmonella and E. coli, both of which can be transferred to humans. Chickens raised with the ability to pasture graze and behave like a chicken would in nature have been found to a higher level of Omega 3 fatty acids as well as higher levels of vitamin A and E (The Honest Consumer, 2022). Both of those vitamins contain anti- inflammatory properties that help our bodies combat a multitude of serious chronic illnesses.
If you do care about the treatment of animals the best stamp of approval you can purchase is Animal Warfare Certified, and The Better Chicken Project. This was started by the Global Animal Partnership knowing that they had to do something about the inhumane treatment of boiler chickens from removing beaks to mimicking daylight hours around the clock, so they continue to grow and eat. With the stamp of approval, you will know that your chicken is being raised like a chicken was intended to live its life. They are also humanely put down when it comes time
(The Better Chicken Project, n.d.).
If you have any chicken leftover from this dish you can store it in Tupperware in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days (USDA, 2022).
This recipe was passed along to me from my good friend Wanda. We never have any leftovers in my family. It is delicious.
Conscious Living. (2022, May 9). Which Chicken is Better? Pasture Raised vs. Organic vs Free Range. The Honest Consumer.
Better Chicken Project. (n.d.) Global Animal Partnership.
United States Department of Agriculture. (2022, Nov 21) How long can you keep cooked chicken? Ask USDA.