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Where to buy rotisserie chicken that is gluten-free

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Whether you are too busy to make dinner or have to feed unexpected guests, a rotisserie chicken from a grocery store can save you time. You can find gluten-free rotisserie chickens that are safe for celiac disease.


After a long day at work, you pick up your kids from school and rush home to make dinner. You are too tired to cook from scratch, and there is nothing in the freezer that is fast or easy to make. You do not want to risk cross-contamination with gluten by ordering out. Your kids start to complain about their hunger pangs and make it sound as if they have not seen food in decades. You know you need to make a fast dinner before your collapse in a heap on the sofa and are too exhausted to move. Fortunately, you picked up a gluten-free rotisserie chicken for dinner.

Where to find gluten-free rotisserie chicken

You know it is healthier to experiment with your own rotisserie chicken recipe. However, if you do not have time to cook, a rotisserie chicken provides a ready-to-eat meal. In addition, if you are on the gluten-free diet because of celiac disease or gluten intolerance, then you cannot pick up the first roasted chicken you see in the grocery store. You have to buy GF (gluten-free) food that meets the FDA guidelines of having less than 20 ppm of gluten.

1. Sam’s Club

Sam’s Club has seasoned rotisserie chickens with a gluten-free label. They also have no MSG, no artificial flavors or colors and no added hormones or steroids. You may see GF rotisserie chickens at Sam’s Club with Member’s Mark or Daily Chef brand names.

2. Costco

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Costco’s rotisserie chickens are also gluten-free. You can find them with the Kirkland brand label. These chickens also do not have preservatives, MSG, artificial flavors or colors. The chickens are cooked on site at Costco, and customer representatives share that they are prepared separately, so there is no risk of cross-contamination with gluten.

3. Boston Market

The rotisserie chickens at Boston Market are gluten-free. You can order restaurant carry out or catering to eat at home. You can also order online. However, the restaurant asks that you tell staff if you have food allergies or sensitivities before placing an order.

Be careful with these store brands

Unfortunately, not all store rotisserie chickens are labeled or gluten-free. You may want to avoid Whole Foods because their chickens are made in a shared kitchen that is not dedicated to gluten-free food. This is why they do not label their rotisserie products as GF. You also want to be careful with the chickens from Kroger, Walmart and other stores because they may not have the gluten-free label.

Gluten-free rotisserie chicken shopping tips

You do not want to assume that all rotisserie chickens are gluten-free in a grocery store. Some have spices that have gluten in them. Others are coated with flour, so the seasoning sticks better to the chicken. In rare cases, the chickens may be stuffed with breadcrumbs. You have to read the labels carefully and make sure they are gluten-free, so you are prepared to feed your family a GF dinner after a long day.