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Foodie Find: Kiki's Chicken Place

01/31/2019 02:37PM

5050 Rocklin Road, Suite A1, Rocklin, 916-259-2949; 313 Iron Point Road, Folsom, 916-294-0052, kikischicken.com 

Whoever came up with the idea of putting Chicken & Waffles together on the same plate deserves some kind of award. Kiki’s Chicken Place—a local chain with brick and mortars in Rocklin, Folsom, and Sacramento, plus a roving food truck—is worthy of a gold medal, because they added homemade maple bacon butter to the mix. Did you read that right?! HOMEMADE MAPLE BACON BUTTER! And yes, it’s as amazing as it sounds. The combination of a golden waffle, juicy homemade fried chicken, their incredible butter that’s both salty and sweet, and thick syrup will make your mouth water as soon as you enter the establishment. They have plenty of other options that are just as delectable, too. My husband and I split an order of Kiki’s Fries, which are covered in melty mozzarella, buffalo sauce, ranch, and blue cheese then topped with their tasty chicken. They could easily be a meal on their own. My daughters tried the chicken nuggets, and if you have kids, you know they were born connoisseurs of when the bird is breaded then deep-fried into golden bites of goodness. They highly recommend Kiki’s version—with ranch, of course. Do you like wings? Choose from regular or boneless and over 10 sauces and dips. And if you’re craving a chicken sandwich or salad, you’re in luck. Almost everything is available as a single item, combo meal, or family meal. Oh, and maple bacon butter can be ordered as a single item. You’re welcome. 

By Julie Ryan


OTHER FRIED CHICKEN FAVORITES…

Even as a side, the Basil Popcorn Chicken at T4 Folsom is popping with flavor. With a light dust of pepper and a salty herbal touch, these fried chicken bites are the perfect snack. 2690 East Bidwell Street, Suite 600, Folsom, 916-670-9168, t4folsom.com


Marly and Moo is serving you a Fried Chicken Sandwich with fresh slaw, sliced pickles, and their beloved “comeback” sauce. What do you do? You eat it. 608 Sutter Street, Folsom, 916-294-7691, marlyandmoo.com

 

The Fried Chicken Dinner (boneless chicken breast, hand-dipped in buttermilk, deep-fried, then served with red skin potato mash, white gravy, spiced maple syrup, and sautéed bacon with spinach and roasted carrots) is always a wise choice at Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar. 300 Palladio Parkway, Folsom, 916-378-4660; 238 Gibson Drive, Roseville, 916-727-6321, lazydogrestaurants.com


Head to The Waffle Experience in Folsom and order yourself a Farmer in the Dell. With a crispy fried chicken steak atop a toasty waffle covered in country gravy, cheese, a fried cage-free egg, and garden-fresh vegetables, you can’t go wrong. 13405 Folsom Boulevard, Suite 950, Folsom, 916-805-5938, thewaffleexperience.com


With your choice of eggs, you can have a freshly fried, lightly salted, and softly pepper-spiced Country Fried Chicken that’s both crispy and tasty at Crepe Town Cafe & Grill. 4064 Mother Lode Drive, Shingle Springs, 530-677-5993, crepetowncafe.com


Sliding straight out of the fryer is The Purple Place’s crispy, juicy Chicken and Waffle Sliders—a combo of savory chicken and delicious waffle. Get it while it’s hot and ready at breakfast time! 363 Green Valley Road, El Dorado Hills, 916-933-2313, thepurp.com


Pop on over to Milestone and enjoy a plate of Chicken Fried Steak—pounded, breaded, and fried to perfection with brown demi-glace gravy and grilled onions. And while you’re at it, have a side of eggs and potatoes, too. 4359 Town Center Boulevard, Suite 116, El Dorado Hills, 916-934-0790, milestonerestaurantedh.com


Compiled by Isabella De Garza


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