Sometimes you eat chicken that is so good, it makes you wish it wasn't 40 degrees outside, so you could sit outside and just really bask in the glory that was your lunch special. Chicken so good that it makes you wish you could be Alton Brown so you could have receding hairline and still have a cult following in the greatest country in the world. Or chicken so good that makes you wanna dunk like superman. I'm telling you, this chicken was so good, I wanted to jump in a car, drive it to Ceder Point, find the highest roller coaster, and go down on with it with my hands in the air. Yea.
About a year ago, BBQ Chicken started to pop up around the city. It actually isn't barbecue chicken, but Best of the Best Quality Chicken. Uh... good name guys. They have a few different locations in New York, one in Queens and in the East Village. The one I went to was on 23rd Street and 7th ave. They had a lunch special for two pieces of chicken, a side, and a biscuit for $6.45 (tax included).
The best part about the fried chicken at BBQ chicken is that the outter portion is really crunchy. Sometimes if you keep chicken in the box, it gets soggy and it just doesn't taste the same anymore. BBQ Chicken fortifies their batter with some super crunchy stuff. Maybe it's because it's fried in olive oil. I'm not sure how they get it like that but the texture is great. Inside of the crust, the chicken is moist but could use a little bit more seasoning. I found it to need some salt or hot sauce. Overall this was one of the better fried chickens that I've had in a fast food setting.
They were out of fries and cream corn and for some odd reason I settled on a side salad. It was boring. The biscuit is probably middle of the road. Maybe biscuits are one of those things that should exist in a world full of trans fats. Honestly, I'm not sure what's so bad about trans fats every now and then. If it can make things taste better, why not? Although on the flip side, I'm sure one day they'll come up with something that's better than trans fats and won't hurt us as much. In the mean time, some biscuits won't taste like they should.
Thanksgiving is a week from today and I'm looking forward to stuffing my face full of food. Gaining a couple of pounds is the norm every turkey day weekend and this year should be no different. This fried chicken will be amongst the things I'm thankful for this year. And if you celebrate Thanksgiving too, you might get a kick out of these Martha Stewart videos where Snoop Dogg makes a visit. In the first video around the 3 minute mark, check out Martha saying pizzle. hehe. she said pizzle.
232 7th Ave.
New York, NY 10079
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