The chicken shop boneless chicken bites (£6.50) came aplenty with a pot of barbecue sauce. The house coating itself was decent and was crispy enough. It’s the chicken I have an issue with as it wasn’t as juicy as I would’ve wanted.
I went for the dirty chicken burger (£8) as it seemed like the safest choice of the four burgers on offer (all chicken save for the halloumi veggie option). It sounded promising enough in its simplicity: chicken fillet, mayo, red onions. However I was underwhelmed with 1) its size; 2) its appearance; and 3) its flavour.
I’ve had this sort of burger from that famous chicken joint and though it’s probably heaps dirtier than ChickenLiquor’s dirty burger, I’m pretty sure it was bigger, better and more finger-licking-good (just over half the price, too).
It wasn’t all that bad. I felt an affinity with the hot mess (£4.50) as it was exactly how I felt at the time, har har. It’s ridiculously dirty and is so bad for any type of diet but damnit, you need this in your life. Hash browns, jalapenos, melted cheese, hot sauce and pickles. It’s enough to make you feel better.
What’s a run to a chicken shop sans liquor, non? I opted for good ol’ scotch and ginger beer whilst my cousin-BFF-MOH D went for the Paloma (£7), a concoction of tequila and sparkling grapefruit juice with lime and a tajin rim.