If you've read my previous posts on BBQ Chicken, you probably already know that I've never been a big fan. A couple years back, I got into a slight disagreement with a fellow blogger on how this was notreally B(est) of the B(est) Q(uality). I found the chicken to have a bit of a fishy smell and am not a big fan of the batter either. Still, when I saw that BBQ Chicken had new ownership and was now open for lunch, I thought "why not try it again".....hey, maybe my tastebuds had, ahem, "matured enough to appreciate the chicken". Or maybe you just need tastebuds that are super mature, i.e. dead, to really enjoy the chicken, in which case there would be no change.
What was nice was that I was actually acknowledged when I arrived, by a very nice young lady. Looking over the menu, I noticed that the lunch specials were nicely priced. Hey, even better......so I ordered a three piece "Olive Luxury Chicken Combo" ($7.99).
One of the positives about BBQ Chicken is that the chicken is cooked to order.....the negative to that is, if things aren't right in the kitchen, it might take a while. Fortunately for me, my chicken arrived sizzling...literally sizzling to my table. Also, the server endeared herself to me......she brought extra napkins! Telling me "you're having fried chicken, I think you might need some extra napkins." Perfect.....
On the good side, the chicken was very moist...and hot! But I'm still not a fan of the bland, crumbliy, somewhat greasy batter....and for some reason, it still smells a bit fishy to me. It could be that I'm just more sensitive to it, but there is something strange in the smell.
As for the Chicken......well, I'm still not sold.
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San Diego, CA 92111
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Fri-Sat 11 am - 1 am
Sunday 11 am - 12 am