If there is one type of food that I enjoy more than anything else, it is fried chicken. While anyone can make fried chicken, it takes a certain skill to make it taste great. I seldom frequent the fried chicken chain restaurants, instead seeking out the unique independent restaurants. Because Sacramento, California is such a diverse city with a large population, there are restaurants that cater to every taste.
During my recent visit to Sacramento, I was able to dine at two delicious restaurants that specialized in fried chicken. The flavor and the skin texture are two of the most important things to me. The customer service is also important, and I was not disappointed when I came to these establishments. Fried chicken should have a unique and flavorful taste, and you can't go wrong visiting these two places in Sacramento, California.
Kiki's Chicken Place
2377 Northgate Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95833
What does it take to operate a successful fried chicken restaurant that can compete with the big chains? Flavor and quality, both found in abundance at Kiki's Chicken Place. This restaurant is by far one of the most satisfying places to find fried chicken in Sacramento. The menu is diverse, with many options to choose from. Whether you want tenders, thighs, or even wings, you will find them at Kiki's.
The crust on the fried chicken is delightfully flavorful, with enough crunch to make it satisfying. What I noticed is the chicken was juicy, which can be difficult when you fry it at high temperatures. The french fries are made fresh from locally sourced, and you can taste the difference. I usually get the combo, which also comes with a side of coleslaw, and you can't go wrong with it.
807 Howe Ave, Sacramento, CA 95825
Finding food to eat on Howe Avenue in Sacramento is always an adventure, because there are so many restaurants to choose from. If you have a hankering for fried chicken, then there is only one place that you should go, and that is Vons Chicken. This place serves Korean style fried chicken, which has a unique taste. If you've never tried Korean style fried chicken, then you are missing out because the flavor is completely different than what you are used to.
The appetizers are also delicious at Vons, and I recommend the garlic edamame and fried oyster. Both of which are made fresh to order, and they are a great segway into the main course. The dining area at Vons Chicken is well appointed, and the seating is pleasant. You can dine here or get the food to go, both of which are great options when it comes to eating here. Korean fried chicken is a completely different culinary experience, and something that you should definitely try.