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Where to find Broasted Chicken

santamonica Jan 1, 2006 07:15 PM

While in the south earlier this year I was introduced to Broasted Chicken (its fried under pressure) it is some of the best chicken I have EVER had. Where in Los Angeles area can I find a constantly good broasted chicken.

Thanks in advance


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    Yakitiyak RE: santamonica Jan 1, 2006 07:29 PM

    Try chicken factory and More from Torrance. They even have some celebrity pictures on the wall. They serve broasted chicken.
    a popular local joint.

    Chicken Factory & More
    (310) 372-7442
    (310) 542-1578
    4903 Torrance Blvd
    Torrance, CA 90503

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      chuck RE: Yakitiyak Jan 2, 2006 01:04 AM

      Lulu's in the San Fernando Valley has broasted chicken as well as many other things. It is on Roscoe just East of Balboa. There is also Amber's Broasted Chicken at Burbank and Balboa in Encino.

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        jpd RE: chuck Jan 6, 2006 03:30 PM

        They are all over the States... here is the link to the store locator

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      Chino Waynec RE: santamonica Jan 1, 2006 11:44 PM

      KFC, Vons, Ralphs, etc. I enjoy Ralphs.

      Link: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

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        Chicken Pie RE: Chino Waynec Jan 2, 2006 01:58 AM

        Are you saying all the fried chicken in supermarkets deli sections is broasted as opposed to fried? What about albertsons? How can you tell if its broasted or if they are using broasting machines?

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          Hugh Lipton RE: Chicken Pie Jan 2, 2006 11:05 AM

          I can tell you that the fried chicken at Ralph's Market on Ventura and Hazeltine in Sherman Oaks is not broasted but if fresh made (I order like 24 pieces for a specific time pick up and it is usually in the fryer or just coming out when I get there) is some of the best I've had. Amber's for sure is broasted and is right up there with the Ralph's I mentioned.

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            Chino Wayne RE: Chicken Pie Jan 2, 2006 03:19 PM

            The best way to find out is to call either the local supermarket, or their corporate offices, or just ask them when go in. If they are doing the cooking where it is visible (for example at Ralphs in Chino Hills, just behind their service deli counter) you can see for yourself. A broaster will be about the size of a small washing machine or a large dishwasher, it will have a food basket that is on a mechanism to drop it in the hot vat of oil or to lift it and hold it above it, to drain the oil, and it will have convex lid that will be closed and clamped down when the basket of chicken is lowered in to the vat and has a tight seal.)

            Remember, "broasting" is simply frying something in a pressure cooker vessel.

            Link: http://www.indefatigable-indolence.org

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          WestsideLisa RE: santamonica Jan 2, 2006 01:05 AM

          If you don't mind going to the Valley, you can try Amber's Chicken & Donuts. They have good biscuits too :-) You can call ahead to order so that you don't have to wait 15 minutes for the food to be ready.

          16900 Burbank Blvd.

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            TravelPath RE: santamonica Jan 2, 2006 01:34 AM

            My Brothers BBQ on Ventura Blvd. between Topanga and Canoga does consistantly very good broasted chicken ...and when you catch them at their best, it can be the best broasted/fried chicken in the Los Angeles area.

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              Woody RE: TravelPath Jan 3, 2006 04:06 AM

              I was going to say My Brothers too.
              I prefer southern fried at Honey's Kettle, Flossie's, and M&M Soul food, but the best broasted is Amber's and Brothers in SFV. I think it is Ventura Blvd at Canoga exit.

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              2chez mike RE: santamonica Jan 2, 2006 05:58 PM

              >>>"Broasted Chicken (its fried under pressure)"

              Wow! I always thought "broasted" was a contraction of broiled-roasted. It was a common menu item in the 1960's and '70's.


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                vewyfunny RE: santamonica Jan 3, 2006 11:48 AM

                I know this sounds odd, but the very best broasted chicken I've had is made at a gas station off of Olympic and the 110 freeway (south) downtown. The chicken is moist and flavorful, and the crust is piping hot and crunchy. Can't remember the name (sippee?). Their roasted potatoes rock as well.

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                  Hugh Lipton RE: vewyfunny Jan 3, 2006 03:09 PM

                  East or West of the 110???? Whatever direction approximately how far? North or south side of the street?

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                    kevin RE: Hugh Lipton Jan 3, 2006 03:58 PM

                    i think this gas station place was mentioned in the la times a few year back, so the above poster may be right in describing it as some great fried chicken.

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                    vewyfunny RE: vewyfunny Jan 3, 2006 03:59 PM

                    Here it is:

                    Mr Sippee
                    1045 Blaine Stret
                    Los Angeles, CA 90015

                    (213) 748-212

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