Apparently, There's A Way To Get An Extra Half Of Rotisserie Chicken At Costco

Though the iconic warehouse store is home to many food items with cult followings, perhaps among the most well-known is Costco's rotisserie chickens. For years, this quick and easy meal has stood steady at $4.99, further cementing shoppers' love for Costco.

Naturally, with the store's rotisserie chickens being so popular, people have developed countless hacks — whether that's getting the most out of your Costco chicken department or using Costco chicken in different ways. One such tip points out that you can get an extra half-chicken for only a dollar more.

In other words, you can get a chicken and a half for $5.99, but it's worth noting that these particular rotisserie chickens are a day old. As such, they are sold cold, rather than hot and fresh. Costco also runs a similar deal on ribs, with fresh ribs costing $7.50 per pound and day-old ribs costing $4.99 per pound. Of course, day-old meats are still perfectly good for reheating and using in other recipes, all the while saving you a few bucks.

Tasty ways to utilize your Costco chicken-and-a-half

There's no shame in devouring a store-bought rotisserie chicken as-is, but if you're looking to get creative, there are countless ways to upgrade a chicken from Costco. For instance, you can use rotisserie chicken to shorten the prep time in a pulled chicken recipe. You can also use bits of chicken in soups, quesadillas, and salads.

Want to upgrade a slice of pizza while you're shopping? No problem. One Costco rotisserie chicken pizza hack calls for shredding some chicken, mixing it with BBQ sauce, and using it to top a slice of Costco food court pizza. This method also works well for a tasty meal at home.

At the end of the day, you can use a Costco rotisserie chicken in more ways than we can count, though you may want to take into account the spices used – paprika, cayenne, garlic, lemon pepper, etc. – as they may not pair well with certain flavors. That being said, if you spend a dollar more to buy a Costco chicken and a half, you'll have more than enough to experiment with.