Nancy and I came close to dining out this week – we went to Bojangles and ordered a take-out bucket of fried chicken, For us, this was a real treat. We rarely indulge in fried chicken. I have searched high and low and found fried chicken missing in action from any and all of Weight Watcher’s Suggested Diets.
But every now and then, right?
Before we ordered chicken, I considered my options. It was a little like reading a menu at a restaurant. Who makes the best chicken?
In my opinion, the fried chicken at Hardy’s was once the best in town, but they stopped frying chicken pieces and went to chicken tenders – not at all the same thing. So where to order?
Well, there’s always The Colonel, original recipe, naturally. Good stuff as a rule. But how about Wayside Fried Chicken, that’s mighty hard to beat, but it’s clear across town. Cane’s is pretty good and so is Popeye’s.
But I decided on Bojangles, not so much because of their chicken, but for their biscuits, Bojangles far and away makes the best buttermilk biscuits anywhere. The thought of a big, fluffy white biscuit oozing in butter sealed the deal. I was off to Bojangles in Hollymead Square, but they are not really in Hollymead Square with the other folks. It just looks that way.
You can’t get there from here, as the old saying goes. You have to drive through the Hollymead Shopping Center, wind up north of the center, drive back down 29 and turn in an alley that may or may not lead you to Bojangles. But one biscuit is worth all that effort, The chicken was also very good, a little spicy, but hot and crunchy.
Bojangles, based out of Charlotte, now has over 750 locations. Their specialty is and always has been Cajun-seasoned, fried chicken, and buttermilk biscuits that are better than Grandma could make.
Four biscuits came with our box of chicken, I ate one with the chicken, then the next morning I toasted a biscuit in the oven, slathered it with butter, added a piece of country ham and a scrambled egg. What a breakfast that was!
Certainly there is one Weight Watcher’s Diet that allows for food like this?