Skip convenience meals and cook from scratch to save money—one of the oldest kitchen tips. This applies to brownies (39 cents for handmade, $2 for a boxed mix),
cut fruit (a pineapple costs $2.75 per pound vs. $4.28 if precut), and ready-to-eat meals, which cost roughly twice as much as the ingredients. Rotisserie chicken is an exception.
Most supermarket stores charge more for whole, raw chicken than spit-roasted chicken. Despite savings, a finished supper that doesn't need to be cleaned, filled, seasoned, and roasted at home sounds like a great deal for busy shoppers. Why are rotisserie chickens cheap?
There's a secret to preroasted poultry. KCET reported that supermarket stores' golden, juicy rotisserie chickens are typically unsold raw chickens set to expire.
Grocery retailers make less money selling chickens at a cheaper price than on raw birds, but much more than if they throw them aside. We found the greatest grocery store rotisserie chicken.
Grocery retailers reuse unsold goods. Supermarket experts say they put veggies and meat into readymade salads and deli items to reduce waste. Even unsold rotisserie birds are sliced and used to creamy chicken salad!