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carly_mizzou Nov 6, 2008 02:27 PM

So I have been totally loving the favorite hamburger thread here! i have to say though (and it's a joke with my friends) I *love* chicken sandwiches. I think I've eaten more of these in my lifetime than anything else, and though it may seem to be a simple dish, it can be done very poorly (which is sad) and they can be done extremely well. So i have to ask what is your favorite chicken sandwich in LA? I'm partial to the grilled-chicken-breast-onna-bun style sandwich, but i'm interested in any kinda chicken on bread style sandwiches. so here's mine...

Cafe 101
The thing is HUGE. it's a massive tasty good blackened chicken breast with a creole mayo that is outta this world. I love it when things are blackened, without tasting burnt. I eat this with a knife and fork and usually end up with about 2-3 meals outta this sandwich. The taste is amazing (super juicy and tender) and the value (it's less than $10!) is what really seals the deal for me. I like it 'cause it's simple and flavorful diner food.

The Waffle
I ate here for the first time about a month ago. I really didn't want to like this place. I got the buffalo chicken sandwich with blue cheese...wow, WOW! An excellent medium spicy marinated chicken breast, the blue cheese was actually melted and had strong flaovor that compliment the buffalo and chicken happiess (I usually don't like blue cheese 'cause it overpowers things) I think this sammy came with bacon. A juicy sandwich without the stringiness some chickie sandwiches can have. Another sandwich I had to eat with a knife and fork Sandwiches with bacon make me so happy!

Both sandwiches had flavorful buns (that sounded wrong), that had a firm texture without being tough. I hate that when you bite into a sammy and everything slides out 'cause you can't "break" the bun. >_<

  1. David Kahn Nov 6, 2008 03:25 PM

    Tallyrand, which is a little greasy spoon coffee shop in Burbank makes a surprisingly good chicken club sandwich. The chicken is moist breast meat, and the whole thing is just delicious. I suggest ordering it with avocado, and fries instead of the fruit salad and carrot cake which are the default accompaniments.

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    Talleyrand Restaurant
    1700 W Olive Ave, Burbank, CA

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      Adsvino Nov 6, 2008 04:38 PM

      Hugo's (WeHo) Cuban sandwich is made with chicken, and is very good. Done as a wrap.

      1. avivale Nov 6, 2008 05:44 PM

        I haven't had the chance to eat one in a couple of years, but I used to really like the grilled chicken sandwich at Pico Kosher Deli (on Pico Blvd. near Robertson).

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          nosh Nov 7, 2008 12:49 AM

          OK, I'll put it out there: I like the chicken tarna rolled up in the pita from Zankou, but I'll admit I ask for as much of their garlic paste as they'll give me and use the sandwich mostly as a vehicle for the condiment. Only $5. Gotta be fresh made and eat it there -- it is way too sloppy to eat in the car and doesn't travel well to take out.

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            a_and_w Nov 7, 2008 07:13 AM

            Second the chicken tarna, as well as the suggestion to get extra garlic sauce on the side.

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              BeenThereAteThat Nov 9, 2008 08:24 PM

              Thirded!

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              Zankou Chicken
              5065 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027

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            JeetJet Nov 7, 2008 03:53 AM

            Old World Delicatessen in West Covina has an oustanding cold chicken salad and great fresh baked sandwich rolls. You can eat there or buy everything and put it together later at home. Every time I go there I tell some other customer standing at the walk-up deli counter to try a sample of the chicken salad and their response is always the same, "OMG,that is good," as they order some. In fact, that was how I learned about it from some other customer. Also, the bread rolls are always fresh and have a perfect tug and chew.

            One other deli item that goes very well with the sandwich is their pasta salad. This stuff is so good that it really does not need a sandwich. I have eaten many bowls of this all by itself.

            Oh, the cookies. Those chololate covered coconut cookies....what are they called.? Crap! Now I will never get back to sleep....

            Old World Delicatessen (Chicken salad, tuna salad, Pasta salad, sandwich rolls
            2648 E Workman Ave
            West Covina, CA 91791
            (626) 967-6307

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              schrutefarms Nov 7, 2008 03:20 PM

              I am a fan of California Chicken Cafe. There are two sandwiches I get--The combo wrap (chicken (duh), avacado, jack cheese, lettuce, tomato, ranch), and I make my own by getting there chicken ceaser salad and stuffing it it the pita bread they give you.

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                a_and_w Nov 8, 2008 08:07 AM

                Love CCC, but do they use actual avocados? I once ordered avocado in my salad and got watery guacamole.

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                  Servorg Nov 8, 2008 08:30 AM

                  They have always had avocado and their menu says avocado. Hopefully your experience was a one off screw up.

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                    a_and_w Nov 9, 2008 07:38 AM

                    Come to think of it, they gave me a complimentary side of potatoes, which has never happened again. Perhaps they were compensating for the substitution of guacamole. I'll give it another shot.

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                emosbaugh Nov 7, 2008 03:46 PM

                i'm sure its on many favorite hamburger threads making it all that much harder to order, but the pie n' burger chicken sandwich is delicious. simple and loaded with more mayonnaise than i would ever use at home, but somehow i justify it when not made by me.

                1. katydid13 Nov 7, 2008 07:32 PM

                  The chicken torta at Super Tortas is yummy.

                  1. ipsedixit Nov 7, 2008 08:31 PM

                    Curry Chicken Salad sandwich at Mendocino Farms.

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                      QualityMart Nov 8, 2008 11:25 AM

                      Hands-down, Cafe Brasil.

                      1. wienermobile Nov 9, 2008 09:32 AM

                        Would you kill me if I said Chick-fil-A?

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                          mlgb Nov 9, 2008 09:35 AM

                          No, we'd just move you to Chains.

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                            traumahound Nov 9, 2008 10:12 AM

                            hands down, Chick -Fil-A is the best chicken sandwich I have ever had......

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                            huaqiao Nov 9, 2008 10:06 AM

                            I like the fried chicken sandwich at Lucille's BBQ in Torrance(should be the same at other locations). Nice big piece of chicken breast beautifully fried and served on a tasty bun. It's usually on their lunch menu so I always get it when we go for lunch.

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                              ronsilverado Nov 9, 2008 10:01 PM

                              square one cafe on fountain. served on a baguette with gruyere, greens, truffled aioli. perfection

                              1. creamfinger Nov 9, 2008 11:23 PM

                                This may be the worst sin I've ever commited on this board, but I'm gonna have to give this one to... and I can't believe I'm actually saying this... Chili's. Their Chicken Ranch sandwich is hands down my favorite bird on a bun. I suspect they put an addictive chemical in it that makes ya crave it fortnightly. Crispy breaded chicken breast coated in buffalo wing sauce, with Ranch dressing, lettuce & tomato. Yum I say.

                                Let the flaming begin...

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                                  jensvp Jan 7, 2009 07:00 AM

                                  LOL. That;'s the first one I thought of too.

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                                  newtoLA06 Nov 10, 2008 03:59 PM

                                  Thanks for The Waffle recommendation. I went for brunch yesterday, and I though that the buffalo chicken sandwich was incredible. Definitely one of the best chicken sandwiches that I've had in a LONG time.

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                                    carly_mizzou Nov 11, 2008 09:41 AM

                                    Unexpected (good) surprises are nice when dining! Glad the recommendation helped.

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