Plato Royale: The Battle of the Chicken Chop-Chops
|Chicken Kitchen (left) and Chik-N-Grill|
Whatever it is, I found myself there this weekend with a former college roommate. And we wondered, How does this compare to Chik-N-Grill, the nearly identical, also homegrown chain?
Behold, the battle of the chicken chops.
Chicken Kitchen's Original Chop-Chop ($4.99 - regular)
Yellow rice and chicken. Sauce of choice: Mustard-curry
Cons: God forbid they throw in one little piece of extra chicken! Also, I didn't a slice of pita bread this time. I'm not sure if they forgot or if you now have to ask for it.
Chik-N-Grill Build Your Own Chop ($6.49 - regular)
Yellow rice and grilled chicken. Sauce of choice: Mustard-curry
Cons: Unless it's dressed in plenty of sauce, the rice has zero flavor. The chicken on this visit was quite dry. Sauce has a certain sweetness that seems to erase any hints of mustard-curry flavor.
Verdict: Based solely on the basic chop, this one goes to Chicken Kitchen. It really all came down to the sauce. Though it might just be a matter of preference, we favor the less sweet sauce at Chicken Kitchen. The more tender chicken and the fact that its yellow rice also has a hint of flavor, if slight, also helped.
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