Chicken wings, rotisserie chicken, peri-peri chicken, butter chicken… The list goes on. We all have our favourite (fried) chicken guilty pleasure, even if we don’t want to admit it. Pair it with a gourmet blooming onion, and you’re hooked. Take a look at these four best chicken spots in SA.
Describing themselves as a premium restaurant, Roasting Jacks – located at The Wedge Shopping Centre, Rivonia – is more than just a grab-and-go chicken takeaway spot. Here, you get to sit down in a funky corner, enjoy a craft beer or a good glass of wine while waiting for your order. Takeout is an option, but why leave if you can sit down and unwind after a long week? Since they specialise in traditional rotisserie chicken, we recommend pairing one of these birds with spicy corn slaw, crinkle cut sweet potato fries and a mouthwatering blooming onion.
“Incredibly delicious chicken…” Yes, we agree that Bird & Co in Ballito does offer mouthwatering chicken dishes. From chilli-peri chicken to a monster of a burger – their famous B&C’s battered chicken burger topped with lime slaw and chips, you are spoiled for choice. Whether you like it hot, mild or not hot at all, this chicken spot in Durban’s popular Ballito area is a must-try.
Authentic French rotisserie chicken is served at this takeaway spot in Sea Point. French owners and friends Delphine de Beer and Catherine Lauria (who worked for Michelin-starred chef Guy Martin) opened this cute little spot with a healthier take on roast chicken in mind. “Worldwide, consumer habits are evolving towards a much healthier diet where quality prevails and we are confident that our recipe which is simple and healthy will tickle the taste buds of Cape Town chicken lovers,” says Lauria. If you’re looking for succulent and perfectly tender chicken, this spot is for you.
Lemon pepper, chilli tomato, miso and ginger, hot garlic… These are only some of the flavours you get to choose from when ordering The Wing Republic’s self-proclaimed main dish – buffalo wings. With a quirky menu explaining exactly what’s on offer, and how they feel about “the other meals” – aka, not wings, you are more than spoilt for choice. Had a late night? The Hangover burger might be exactly what you’re looking for.