Personally I don't eat corn dogs, but they are very popular here in the South. My husband was born & raised here in the South and loves corn dogs.
Cornbread batter on a hot dog, deep fried. Most popular way to eat it, is with mustard. You can get them at Sam's or even the super WalMart deli, cooked and ready to go. You can also get them frozen and ready to deep-fry at home. UGH! It's probably the most fatty, most salty, most cheap hot dog on the face of the earth and then to add that batter and deep fry it too....
Rotisserie chicken from the store is MUCH healthier. While I agree that making one of those chickens at home would be healthier, I assumed the op bought one out of convenience. In the store, hungry NOW, and nothing else planned for dinner. Beats fast food.
Corn dogs are hotdogs covered in some type of corn breading, you can bake them or deep fry them like at fairs, usually dipped in some type of condiments such as ketchup, mustard, or both. I do not eat them because they are empty calories in my opinion and I try not to eat stuff with corn in it. I dont feed them to my kids either. If you have the money hubby and I found and bought our own rotissarie from a yard sale, makes the best rotissarie chicken, we get the chickens at like 94 cents a pound, cant beat that and we get to control how much sodium and seasonings are put on it and its always fresh when we want it. I paid 40.00 for ours it is a goerge foreman jr rotissarie. Love it.
I feel it's healthy as long as you take steps for it. Check the nutritional info and watch the sodium level. I bought one today in fact. I removed the skin. Since I weigh my foods, I weighed out the portion for tonight's dinner then shredded up the leftovers and weighed those out; label the bags by the weight size so you know exactly what you have for another meal.
You can often do a "nutritional info" search and find out if yours has unwanted additions.
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I have often heard you guys refer to 'corn dogs' - what are they?
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Carly, if you google "crockpot whole chicken" (assuming you have a crockpot/slow cooker), you can make amaaaazing melt off the bone chicken that tastes exactly like rotisserie, but you control the ingredients :)
Seeing as how just about everything in the US now has a nutritional information label on it, you can check the ingredients list and nutrition info, and see whether it fits in your meal plan.
Back to the original question-- is it healthy? Well, it depends on how you look at it. It's healthier than, say, Kentucky Fried Chicken's original recipe (assuming you eat the skin & coating). Not as healthy as, say, boneless skinless chicken breast you've baked at home with no added fat etc.
I occasionally buy one of those rotisserie chickens at Sam's-- usually when we happen to be at Sam's close to dinnertime. It tastes good, and makes a good "fast food" meal when I don't feel like cooking or just don't have time. I just zap some vegetables in the microwave, and we're ready to eat. Beats a drive-through complete with fries etc or a corn dog or pizza at Sam's in-store cafe. So I reckon it can be part of your healthy diet, if you don't do it "all the time".
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I agree with Sunshine's advice and would add to that, I would be cautious. I've read of some stores (I believe Costco is one) injecting rotisserie chickens with corn syrup and other sugars.
I would check the sodium content and the other ingredients...depending on the variety it may have high fructose corn syrup, sugar, starch, etc. so I guess that depends on what one would consider healthy.
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My thoughts are "yes it is healthy", just don't go overboard with it. - it isn't cooked in fats, and in fact, the fat drips off it when cooking. Just make sure that you remove the skin.
I got the Nutritional Analysis from the brand that I buy, and put that into my Nutrition Tracker - for the thigh with skin on and the breast with skin off.
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