Saturday, May 3, 2008

My, oh my, fried Atlanta...

Classic Chick-fil-a

So yesterday, I had my first Chick-fil-a. And I've been craving another one ever since...

Check out the beautiful fried goodness below. Chick-fil-a fries their chicken in a pressure cooker peanut oil, which apparently is a superior oil to frying due to its high smoking point. I've heard a rumor that they marinade their chicken breasts in pickle juice, not sure if it's true, but whatever it is that's going on in their kitchen leads to pure fried chicken-y goodness.

Fried Chick-fil-a-y goodness

I loved the toasted and lightly buttered bun and the two pickles. The chicken was moist and extremely flavorful. Best fried chicken sandwich I've ever had.

I've heard that Mickey Ds is trying to horn in on CFA's market by offering what some have called a poor substitute, a look alike sandwich called the Southern Style Chicken Sandwich. Inspired by Adam Kuban's head to head match up on Serious Eats, I am going to try to fit in a head to head sandwich match up of my own here in Atlanta, home of the original Chick-Fil-A. Details to come!

4 comments:

talida said...

I grew up in Texas and on this stuff. Seriously, I'd have it at least 3x a week in high school. You gotta try the breakfast chicken biscuit too! And I'm already assuming you had the sweet tea.

Oh, and I actually tried McD's version.. (I used to eat McD's a LOT) and I hate to say it, but it's not bad. I would in no way call it a substitute, but for a chicken sandwich, it's not bad.

danny said...

Howdy y'all!

Oh that sandwich looks awesome! Funny how I never took advantage of it while living in TN... keep us updated if you try the Mickey Dee's version! :)

Brownie said...

I did try the chicken and biscuit on your suggestion, Talida (and the Mickey D's version, too). Hope to have that review and the pics up sometime soon this week. :)

trishybee said...

oh chick-fil-a is a classic. living in florida i've never lived far from one. nothing is as good as the original chicken sandwhich - though i'm trying to be more healthy and the grilled is pretty good too. but to me...hands down...it is all about the waffle fries. best fries ever.