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Large quantities of fried chicken

hamsandwich Mar 4, 2009 08:08 AM

Whenever I needed a lot of fried chicken (parties, Mardi Gras, etc.), I used to go to the now-defunct Chicken Box on Claiborne. It was ridiculously cheap (albeit somewhat sketchy but I don't care about that), convenient to get to, fairly tasty, and I liked being able to tell people that if I had bought 1,000 pieces, I could have gotten a free wedding license. Since it's closed, I'm looking for a reasonably priced replacement.

Of course there's always Popeye's but it's more expensive (I mean not in the grand scheme of things but more expensive than Chicken Box). I went to a party recently where they had chicken from (I think) McHardy's. Any ideas for good places for large quantities of party-chicken?

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    chef4hire RE: hamsandwich Mar 4, 2009 08:26 AM

    Funny you should ask- I was walking my dog the other day down Bayou Rd (towards Broad) and stumbled upon a corner store that smelled great...there was a line waiting for chicken. I checked out the menu posted outside and it was all manner of big chicken packages (100 wings/$25). Considering it's fairly off the beaten path and the line was huge I thought it might be a hidden gem. I'm going to check it out this week and will report back. It may have been called Cajun Kitchen or something similar. It was near the CocoHut

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      sirvelvet RE: chef4hire Mar 4, 2009 02:51 PM

      You are talking about McHardy's, near Bayou and Broad. Great chicken, great people, and great prices! I find it better than Chicken Box. The only other option that includes the 'sketchy' component is Manchu at Esplanade and Claiborne.

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      Hungry Celeste RE: hamsandwich Mar 4, 2009 09:46 AM

      Brother's fried chicken has filled the Chicken Box niche. Brother's has a few locations in gas stations, as well as one in the CBD just off of Canal (on Common, I think).

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        uptownlibrarian RE: Hungry Celeste Mar 4, 2009 10:55 AM

        Yeah, it's at the corner of Common and Carondelet.

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        kibbles RE: hamsandwich Mar 4, 2009 10:38 AM

        McKenzie's Chicken In a Box.

        McKenzie's Chicken in a Box
        3839 Frenchmen St, New Orleans, LA 70122

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