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Dec 28, 2008 12:44 PM

Where to get Zatarain's Fried Chicken coating in Toronto?


For our New Year's Party this year, the theme is Trailer Park Gourmet and part of the meal will be home-made fried chicken. The best chicken we ever had was made with the Zatarain's Crispy Southern Style Chicken Frying mix ( but the box we picked up in New Orleans is just about empty and we have a mere 3 days to find a new box!

Zatarain's 800 number is out of service and I've been to every major grocery store trying to find it to no avail. Does anyone know if this item is available in the Toronto area and where? If not, is there a recipe you could recommend for foolproof southern fried chicken?

Thanks very much in advance!

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  1. I'm not 100 percent certain, but I think I might have seen it at Pusateri's. You might also want to check Pasquale Bros.

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    1. re: Tatai

      Pasquales carried it at least a year ago. Just call.

    2. Cajun Corner had the full product line when they were in Leslieville. Haven't visited the Laird location yet but worth a call.

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      1. re: childofthestorm

        Thanks, folks, for the quick replies! Is it wrong to want to kiss a stranger over the internet?! If not, I send a million smooches!
        I wasn't aware of Cajun Corner but just found their website and lo and behold if they don't have an authentic southern fried chicken mix! I see by their website they're open tonite until 9 so we're going to head over right away. This is exactly what we were looking for..

        Thanks again so very much!

      2. You could try contacting Cajun Corner ( - on their website they have a long list of Zatarain's products although I didn't see the mix you are describing listed. It's possible they have it and their list isn't up to date or they can suggest where you can get it.

        Edit: Sorry for the duplicate - childofthestorm beat me to it.

        1. I don't recall seeing the Fried Chicken mix specifically, but my local No Frills has both Jambalaya and Dirty Rice for certain; I would think Fried Chicken would be in a different section, and I haven't checked.

          FWIW, I had some cooked sausage and turkey left over from Christmas, and after a day of slogging through slush and snow, I wanted something quick, warm, and easy. Used the Zatarain's Jambalaya, and it was all of the above. Spicy without a lot of heat (which you could easily adjust by tossing in a bit of cayenne; I have kids, so didn't), and a real snap to prepare.

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