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Fav fried chicken place

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  1. dexternjack

    dexternjack World Traveler Zone Supporter

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    I don't like to start food threads, just participate in them, but.....just had some fried chicken that was the best I have ever eaten.

    My all-time favorite was Popeyes, but I found a new place called Jollibees. It is here on the west coast, Vegas and NY only.

    http://www.jollibeeusa.com/index.html

    This chicken was the moistest, tastiest chicken I have had in my 42 years. When the breast falls off the bone, that says something. They even give you this brown gravy to dip it in, fantastic! The only drawback is no nuggets or strips, just whole pieces, but that is OK.

    I used to drive out of my way to hit up a Popeye's but those days are gone, so now my new list of favorite fast food fried chicken is:
    1. Jollibees (by a mile)
    2. Popeyes-will only go here for the strips now
    3. KFC
    4. Church's
    5. Hartz's-was a decent buffet when I was in college
  2. jobberone

    jobberone Genetically engineered moderating Orangutan Staff Member

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    I wish it was still my Mother's house.
  3. speedkilz88

    speedkilz88 Well-Known Member

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    A long time ago there was a place called Kentucky Fried Chicken, best there ever was. It's gone now and they have some place called KFC that isn't anywhere near as good.
  4. Denim Chicken

    Denim Chicken Well-Known Member

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    As far as fast food places go, I would say Hardee's
  5. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Do it for the Vine! Staff Member

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    Actually, I've gotten really good at frying chicken now. I kinda like my own more than anywhere I could buy it. I haven't figured out how to make it spicy, yet, but it's still quite good.

    Popeyes
    Hartz is decent
    Frenchy's (local to Houston)
    Walmart
  6. Dallas

    Dallas Old bulletproof tiger

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    Uh Oh!



    This place sells fried Spam Little Big Bites.


    Someone hold Yeag back. He'll rip the doors off. :laugh2:
  7. Lonestar94

    Lonestar94 Well-Known Member

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  8. jobberone

    jobberone Genetically engineered moderating Orangutan Staff Member

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    Soak chicken in buttermilk with an entire bottle of Texas Pete yada mixed in then flour or bread your usual way. I'm not certain why you need so much hot sauce for it to work. The other way is use cayenne or hot asian dried peppers finely minced in the breading or flour. Takes a lot less to get it hot this way. Let me know and I'll come over for a taste.

    BTW, Popeyes does the hot stuff best.
  9. dexternjack

    dexternjack World Traveler Zone Supporter

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    Agreed, that is why I mentioned only fast food places. I'm sure most of us prefer mom's chicken to anyone.
  10. jobberone

    jobberone Genetically engineered moderating Orangutan Staff Member

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    I can't do that anymore which is incredibly sad at times.
  11. roughneck266

    roughneck266 Well-Known Member

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  12. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Do it for the Vine! Staff Member

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    I think I'll go the cayenne route. It sounds like the best way to go based on what I have in the house. I'll keep you posted on my progress.

    And yes, you're right. I love popeye's spicy chicken. That's all I buy from there.
  13. TheDallasDon

    TheDallasDon AegonTheConqueror-Now bend the knee

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    Put the spices on the chicken itself......if u mix it with the flour it takes way to much and u can burn the spices much easier.

    If u use a wet batter then IDK
  14. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Do it for the Vine! Staff Member

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    I usually put the spices on the chicken, then dip it an egg wash, before dipping it in the flour.

    Never occurred to me to put hot sauce or cayenne on it. I season it with a ton of other stuff, but never hot stuff. :eek::
  15. CowboyMike

    CowboyMike Stay Thirsty, My Friends

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    Popeyes by a mile.

    Then Churches.

    I hate KFC.

    And that's really all we have in El Paso unless I've never discovered another place,
  16. moe_214

    moe_214 New Member

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    If you are in the Dallas area you have to try Rudy's Chicken its better than any restaurant
  17. TheDallasDon

    TheDallasDon AegonTheConqueror-Now bend the knee

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    I use dried groundup habanero, smokey paprika, cayenne, and a lil rooster sauce and its pretty dang spicy
  18. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Do it for the Vine! Staff Member

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    I'm going to go with the paprika and cayenne and see how it turns out in my first try. Plus, that's what I have in my kitchen, along with some zatarains. lol
  19. 5Stars

    5Stars Here comes the Sun...

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    BBGun the 2nd?

    It won't work dude!

    :laugh2:
  20. dexternjack

    dexternjack World Traveler Zone Supporter

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    Try brining the chicken first too(like doing a turkey), that makes it real juicy and tender. I brine my turkey for 24 hours, I imagine chicken can be done in 6 hours or so.

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