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Feb 26, 2007 02:32 PM

Good Chicken Take Out

I'm going through KooKooRoo withdrawl!
I know, it's sad.

But El Pollo Loco Doesn't do it for me. Especially not their sides.

can anyone recommend a good Rotisserie (preferred) Chicken place in or around the Long Beach area?

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  1. Costco is pretty good
    Pavilions does a pretty good version also
    California Chicken Cafe is awesome but not sure if there is a location in LB

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    1. re: WHills

      I agree on the Costco... vons etc, but I'm eating for 1 and would rather find a place where I can get just 1/4 or 1/2 chicken and sides.... like KKR. Otherwise, a lot of food goes to waste.

      1. re: SRosie

        Though, cooking only for myself, I grab a chicken from the store and after having straight roast chicken for one meal, there are a multitude of ways to prepare it, so it isn't the same ol' chicken: quesadillas, tacos/burritos, rice, soups, casseroles, cream or tomato sauce over pasta, samdwiches, frittata - lots of possibilities.

        1. re: SoCalMuncher

          I also agree on Costco's rotisserie chicken. I just had it last night. It is really good and juicy.

    2. Charo chicken is a lot like El Pollo Loco ..... the only other that comes to mind is Boston Market

      1. Oddly, one of my favorite roast chickens is from Ralph's. very flavorful and moist.

        Gelson's is pretty good too; I like the Garlic Rotisserie breasts they do as well.

        1. Costco is good.

          Juan Pollo is best but there isn't one in LBC. One can hope...

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          1. re: Oh Robin

            There is one on Beach a few miles north of the 22 on the east side.

            1. re: justagthing

              It's on Beach and Ball (ha! ha! oy, Gottenyu).

              That said, there's a place on State College and La Palma that's much, much better... and I don't think it actually has a name, it just says "ROTISSERIE CHICKEN". I sucked the bones and gnawed the cartilage... literally.

              Neither of these is very close to Long Beach.

          2. Slavko's in San Pedro. Just have to go over the bridge.

            excellent chicken