Popeye's is OK but I'd recommend several places for the Chicken aficionado.
First, Jimmy's in Santee serves a very nice Boasted Chicken Dinner that is wonderful! Second, I'd recommend a little place on the 4700 block of El Cajon Blvd, South side with a large sign “FRIED CHICKEN”. This is the bulk of their business and the line is almost always out the door. The last place I'd suggest is a new place called California Chicken located on the Northwest Corner of University and 70th street. I've had their chicken twice and both times have been very good. Their Red Beans and rice is good, maybe not as good as Popeye's but I think their chicken is better.
You know, had you asked me about three years ago, I would have said Tom's Chicken Shack in Wynola. Hands down, the best fried chicken I'd ever tasted. But sadly, Tom's is no more. So now I'm getting my fried chicken fix at Popeye's because I've yet to find a restaurant that does it any better. I'd love to know of others, if they exist.