Review: Simple Truth Fresh Roasted Chicken - Celiac Disease
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Dec 14 2015

Review: Simple Truth Fresh Roasted Chicken

Grocery store rotisserie chicken is a quick and easy way to put dinner on the table in a hurry. The only problem with that is the seasonings that are used to season the chicken may not be gluten-free. There are many store brands out there that do have gluten-free rotisserie chickens, but having to avoid more than just gluten can make things complicated. 

I quickly ran into Kroger last week to grab a few things when I spotted (and smelled) rotisserie chicken in the deli area. There were a couple of different kinds, including this Simple Truth Fresh Roasted Chicken. 

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I immediately turned the package around to check the ingredient list to see this:

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In case you can’t read the above ingredient list, it is simply: chicken, water, sea salt. That’s it! What a way to make me one happy camper! The chicken did cost $2 to $3 more than the other rotisserie chickens made by another brand, but I was willing to pay the difference. *I want to add that I believe this chicken is also larger than the less expensive chickens made by a different brand. 

More about Simple Truth:

  • Are minimally processed
  • Contain no artificial ingredients
  • Are fed a 100% vegetarian diet
  • Contain no antibiotics, ever
  • Contain no added hormones*

* Federal regulations do not permit the use of hormones in chicken.

This was one of the best store rotisserie chickens I have eve had! The meat was moist with great flavor and reheated well. Simple Truth products can be found in Kroger stores across the US. They offer many gluten-free items, but it is important to note that not all of their products are gluten-free.

Article Written by:

Kimberly Bouldin is a gluten-free wife, runner & blogger with two children in Columbus, Ohio. After her celiac diagnosis in 2006, she has made it her mission to embrace an entirely new approach to nutrition in a gluten-free world, exploring options that run the gamut from "made from scratch" homemade bread to sampling and reviewing the gluten-free prepared foods that are continuously being introduced to the market. While navigating the waters of becoming gluten-free, Kim shares her experiences and passes along valuable product reviews in addition to helping other moms of celiac kids develop healthy menus that are kid-friendly and palatable. Kimberly is a valuable resource for those who are newly diagnosed, as well as for the more seasoned gluten-free veterans. Follow Kim on Twitter!


  1. Anna Trude says:

    I stopped buying Rotisserie Chicken at my local grocery store because the worker in the deli dept. told me that even their plain rotiss. chickens that don’t have any additional seasonings are cooked on the same rotisseries where all the highly seasoned and marinated chickens are cooked. So cross-contamination might occur. I’m afraid that might also be the case for the Simple Truth chicken.

  2. Sophia says:

    Double check and ensure that the chicken is placed on a dedicated rack to cook. My Kroger assures me that it is on the front rack and always is dedicated so make sure you ask someone that is certain. We can only hope they tell us the truth. I have had several SIMPLE TRUTH rotisserie chickens and not been sick.

  3. Linda says:

    I had been eating Kroger’s rotisserie chicken but the last one I bought “gluten” me. I haven’t bought one since but certainly wish I could.

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