Can I eat rotisserie chicken on keto?

In this article, we are going to discuss and answer the question “Can I eat rotisserie chicken on keto?”. I will also explain the rotisserie and the ways to cook rotisserie chicken. I will show the nutritional information, the safe temperature to cook the chicken in, and some ideas for leftover rotisserie chicken. 

Can I eat rotisserie chicken on keto?

Yes, you can eat rotisserie chicken on keto. The good news is it has no carbs content in it. With zero grams of carbs, it makes it the perfect keto food. 

It is rich in protein containing 37.8 grams per cup cooked without the skin. Protein-rich food promotes satiety and you feel less hungry.

What is rotisserie chicken?

Rotisserie is a method of cooking chicken. It is a way to roast the chicken. Slowly cooking the chicken on low heat, makes it juicier. 

The chicken is put in a special rotisserie kettle. You can use it to grill your chicken at a Sunday barbecue party and enjoy. You can find many attachments on amazon like this.

What are the two ways to cook a rotisserie chicken?

There are two options to cook rotisserie chicken. You can cook rotisserie chicken using either gas or charcoal.

Gas cooking is faster and more convenient if you are cooking the meal at home and do not have a terrace to use charcoal and the smoke it provides. 

You can use charcoal cooking if you love the smokey flavor in your meat. It is much slower to cook than the gas one. Anyone can cook using the gas method, but charcoal roasting needs some practice.

What is the nutritional information of rotisserie chicken?

The nutritional information in a 100 grams of cooked rotisserie chicken without skin contains 144 calories, 28 grams of protein, 0 grams of carbs, 0 grams of fiber, cholesterol 86 milligrams,  246 milligrams of phosphorus, 284 milligrams of potassium, and 328 milligrams of sodium. 

What do I baste the rotisserie chicken with?

The chicken that is going to be roasted will have some herbs added to it to improve its taste. Baste the chicken with oil either butter or olive oil. 

You can add rosemary to make the chicken taste better. The butter brings a savory rich flavor to the chicken. Basting is done after 20 minutes from starting and repeated every 20 minutes to have a rich flavor.

What is the desired temperature of the rotisserie chicken?

Chicken should be cooked to a certain temperature. This way we make sure bacteria is destroyed. Many chickens are contaminated with salmonella bacteria. 

Upon salmonella contamination, the person will have many symptoms ranging from diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, and cramps. 

It is essential to have a thermometer and measure the internal temperature of the chicken. Try sticking it almost in the middle of the chicken. We are looking for the internal temperature which differs from the outer temperature of the sides of the chicken. 

The temperature should exceed 165 F and is best if it reaches 175 F. To be even safer measure the temperature at two locations, the middle part and the thighs of the chicken.

What are the things you can do with rotisserie chicken?

After you roast your rotisserie chicken, you can cut it and incorporate it into keto-friendly recipes. You can add it next to cauliflower rice and have a tasty dish. It is low in carbs and rich in protein which makes you feel full.

You can shred the rotisserie chicken, and toss them in a lettuce wrap with some mayo on top or any keto-friendly sauces. Like heavy cream, or sour cream. You can make your own keto-approved sauces recipes, which you can find here.

You can add some grilled vegetables that are low in carbs. Some of the low carb vegetables are cauliflower, broccoli, and zucchini, and sprinkle avocado oil on top of them. 

Cut some of the rotisserie chicken into medium-sized pieces and add them next to the grilled vegetables.

You can make a casserole with creamy sauce and chicken.

How to make chicken rotisserie at home?

It contains only 1 gram of carbs, this recipe needs less than 2 hours to cook, but 15 minutes to prepare and it is not hard to make. You can find the recipe here.

Conclusion

In this article, we discussed and answered the question “Can I eat rotisserie chicken on keto?”.  I  also explained the rotisserie and the ways to cook rotisserie chicken. I  showed the nutritional information, the safe temperature to cook the chicken in, and some ideas for leftover rotisserie chicken. 

References 

FoodData Central (usda.gov)

How to Make Rotisserie Chicken (thespruceeats.com)

Is it a Rotisserie Chicken Keto? Know if it’s low carb diet friendly (carmelapop.com)

How to Make Rotisserie Chicken (thespruceeats.com)

Is it a Rotisserie Chicken Keto? (Yes, Here’s Why) – Choosing Nutrition

Hi, I am Charlotte, I love cooking and in my previous life, I was a chef. I bring some of my experience to the recipes on this hub and answer your food questions.