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Oct 13, 2013 11:20 AM

Broasted Chicken Anywhere?

The fried chicken thread got me thinking. It's been years since I've had 'Broasted" chicken. I have no recollection where I might have tasted this. As I recall, it was a heavily marinated chicken cooked in a pressure fryer, much like KFC, but had far less fat and carb content. Am I dreaming? Does it still exist anywhere?

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  1. I'm thinking Ma Glockners berched chicken that had an outpost in Mashpee? Alas they are no longer. Is that the type of chicken your thinking of? I think there was some place in upper rhode island serving it.

    Edit: found it but haven't been.

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    1. re: Bellachefa

      While that is interesting, that's not what I'm referring to. Broasting was a frying method where the breaded or floured coating doesn't absorb as much of the oil so it has lower fat and calories than regular fried chicken. I remember it being crispy and incredibly juicy.

      1. re: Bellachefa

        Haven't thought about Ma Glockner's for years. Went there often as a kid and still crave the chicken, sticky buns and coconut cream pie. Yumm......

        1. re: Kat

          Enjoyed their "road-kill" chicken several times (tire marks?).

      2. check out the description of the fried that broasted? never been but its on the list to check out.

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          1. re: grumpyspatient

            That's the idea, yes. But I think that "Broasting" was a patented process with special equipment and recipes.

            1. re: CapeCodGuy

              The Broaster Co. manufactures pressure fryers. A good friend's parents ran a diner in Wisconsin (where Broaster is based) and from his description, there's not much else to it. I think Broaster may sell a marinade/coating, but the real magic is in the pressure frying.

          2. I worked at a diner, King of the Frosties, about 12 years ago in Speculator NY. Not much has changed there, they might still have it on the menu. I've never seen it anywhere else! :)

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            1. re: adventuresinbaking

              I've found lots of discussion on the LA and Toronto boards. Mostly very favorable comments. Nothing locally as far as I can tell. Well, at least I'm not crazy!

            2. The second hit I got on Google when I searched "broasted chicken" was for the Roche Bros. website, so you might try there.

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              1. re: Allstonian

                That rings a bell. I think I did see it at the one in West Roxbury a few months ago.

                  1. re: Allstonian

                    Yes, I see it at Sudbury Farms [owned by Roche] all the is yummy. :)

                  2. If you put your address into Google, then go to Google Maps, then type Broasted Chicken in the search field, you will find places. Like this place. Looks good. Thanks for the idea. I might have to go there!