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Jan 1, 2006 07:15 PM

Where to find Broasted Chicken

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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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  1. 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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    1. re: Yakitiyak

      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.

      1. re: chuck

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

    2. c
      Chino Waynec

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


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      1. re: Chino Waynec

        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?

        1. re: Chicken Pie

          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.

          1. re: Chicken Pie

            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.


        2. w

          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.

          1. 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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            1. re: TravelPath

              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.

            2. >>>"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.