In the pinch of tough economic times a high protein diet can stretch the grocery budget beyond its limits. Yet for a weight loss surgery patient to successfully lose weight and maintain that weight loss they must consume good quality lean protein at every meal. Rotisserie chickens available ready-to-eat at most supermarkets provide a good source of animal protein that may be used in a variety of ways for high instant pot shredded chicken protein meals that do not break the bank.
Who can resist a golden rotisserie chicken warm for the taking after a long day’s work? At about $7 per chicken this is one of the best bargains in the supermarket because the work is done for you and the cost of heating your oven is spared. We all know that chicken is a great source of lean protein when the skin is removed. In fact, a University of Minnesota study found that no significant fat is transferred from the skin to the meat when chicken is cooked with the skin in place. Just remove and discard the skin prior to using the meat in a recipe or eating the chicken.Nutritionally chicken is an excellent source of protein, minerals and nutrients. A single (3-ounce) serving of chicken (dark and light meat) provides 25g protein, 162 calories, 6.3g fat and 1.7g saturated fat. People controlling their weight with gastric bypass, gastric lap-band, and gastric sleeve weight loss surgeries are encouraged to eat at least 60 grams of protein a day.