BBQ Chicken

25 Feb

BBQ Chicken

Rating: ★★★☆☆
10 E Edsall Blvd, Palisades Park, NJ 07650
(201) 461-0201
Price: $$
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BBQ Chicken is strictly for takeout only . There are no tables, just a waiting area. Everything is made to order and could take as long as 20-30 minutes to prepare, so call in a head with your order.

BBQ Chicken is a Korean style fried chicken joint. They have an international presence with over 3500 locations in 37 countries. There are a number of locations in NYC, but I happen to stubble upon the one in Palisades NJ.

The people that work Pal Park location are nice and friendly and although there English may not be the best, they will go out of their way to try to help you. (ie. explain the difference between the style of chicken they serve).

I tried the original, sweet and spicy, chicken nuggets, and waffle fries. Being a fan of white meat, my favorite of the bunch are the chicken nugget, which are more like chicken strips. They come in one size (16 pieces), are all white meat with crispy corn flake breading, and topped out with honey mustered or BBQ dipping sauce. The sweet and spicy is basically the original with a small amount of injected spicy and drowned in their creation of sweet and spicy sauce. Having been drowned in all that sauce, the sweet and spicy was still surprisingly crispy. The waffle fries are nothing special, however the portions are huge.

For first time goers, I would suggest you try the original which like sweet and spicy comes in 2 sizes, half chicken (5 piece) or whole chicken (10 pieces). The original is a good starting point and provides a good bases to see if you enjoy the EVOO cooking process.

From my experience, I felt that EVOO cooking process does make a difference. They market the chicken as being healthier and having compared BBQ Chicken to KFC I don’t see any major difference in the calories and total fat; however, I don’t get that disgusting felling of having eaten fried food after BBQ Chicken like I do with KFC.

I don’t enjoy fast food often, but BBQ Chicken is a great place to indulge in once in a while.

Update: the chicken nuggets are NOT all white meat. It just so happens that every piece that I had the first time around were white meat. I also forgot to mention that all chicken orders come with cold radish cubes, which eases that nasty felling you have after having fried foods.

BBQ Chicken

BBQ Chicken


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