Sunday, January 6, 2008

Chicken Box

The Chicken Box has been around for as long as I can remember. I have passed it on numerous occasions without even giving it a second glance. Recently, I started paying closer attention to the sign, and lo and behold, I see that they serve broasted chicken. What is broasted chicken and what makes it so special? It’s a method that sort of like deep frying in a pressure cooker. That results in a method that uses less fat to fry chicken with comparable results.

The end product at the Chicken Box gives a nice, crunchy exterior and a very moist and juicy interior. The chicken is nicely seasoned, and although it lacks that real heavy coating found on most fried chicken, it still produces a resounding crunch that reverberates through your teeth. The chicken is not greasy in the slightest bit.

The broasted potatoes are cooked in the same fashion, although the end result is sadly not the same as the chicken. The potatoes are rather limp in comparison and really lack any seasoning.

There are a couple of caveats about the Chicken Box. It is take out only, so unless you live really close or plan on eating in your car it is likely to get cold and lose some of that valuable crispiness. They also cook the chicken once you order it, so be prepared to wait at least 25 minutes unless you call in your order. They are also closed on Wednesdays.

Chicken Box
330 E. Whittier Blvd.
La Habra, CA 90631
(714) 525-1345


elmomonster said...

I lived in La Habra for 13 years and never tried the Chicken Box, although I've heard so much about it. I do know that it is the only broasted chicken in So Cal...or at least in Orange County.

Vegasbuff said...


It's definitely worth a try. Just make sure you eat it in your car or make sure someone you know lives close by to get the full effect.

KirkK said...

This used to be our standby for the "Monday Night Special" which was an obscene amount of food, for I think under ten bucks. We still miss the chicken box and the broasted chicken....but not the cheesy decor, seven years after moving to San Diego.