That’s a lot of Cs for a title! haha but you know me, I like my post titles funny, catchy & witty! Anyway, the chicken lover in me rejoiced when I learned about a crispy crunchy chicken existed without having a tag team of sauce with it. Chicken Charlie isn’t something new to me, it was actually my sister-in-law who got to taste this double-fried chicken first and later on introduced it to me and my husband.
Double-fried chicken is a method that has been popular in New York and Korea. It is used to make chicken crispy without using any breading, but tender and meaty on the inside. I also just learned that double-frying actually makes the chicken less greasy because it drains a lot of excess fat.
Sharing you all my Chicken Charlie experience as I visit their branch in San Juan.
I was able to snap a few photos as I waited for my chicken to cook. Yes, they fry the chicken only after you order to maintain its freshness & crispiness. As I recall, it took a little under 10 minutes for my 6 pieces of drumstick to get ready.
Chicken Charlie isn’t all about chicken, now that they offer this Charlie Pops, perfect for summer!
Chicken Charlie is also in partnership with Virlanie Foundation (more details here) and with every purchase of their baller ID at 50 php, you can help Virlanie provide a home and a family to street children.
Chicken Charlie’s cheesestick dynamite is the bomb! Even my husband who’s not a fan of spicy food immediately loved this. Chili stuffed with cheese wrapped in lumpia wrapper is just yummy!
Look at how crispy & crunchy looking these drumsticks are! I am also amazed at how tender the chicken meat is not to mention not greasy at all. Some of you might wonder since this double-fried chicken doesn’t come with a sauce if the chicken meat is flavorful, surprisingly it is. The soy garlic and hot sweet sauce managed to penetrate in the meat, providing it with a hint of flavor but not surprisingly strong that it overpowers the very delicious chicken skin. A nice combination of texture brings you crispiness on the outside and tenderness on the inside. For the health conscious fret not. Despite it being double-fried, Chicken Charlie uses 100% natural oil so rest assured there’s no trans fat.
Glad that Chicken Charlie offers their own ice cream popsicle. A perfect way to cap off a sumptuous meal.
Visit Chicken Charlie today and avail of their Unlimited Fries promo in celebration of their anniversary!
Thanks Chicken Charlie for satisfying my love for spicy food & chicken of course! Congratulations on another year, til my next visit!
San Juan Branch:
15 J. Abad Santos St.,
Little Baguio, San Juan
Tel. Nos.: 447-9763, 736-9315, 477-7422
Mobile No.: 0933-4720009
San Juan, Banawe, Malate, BF Homes, Katipunan, Timog-Panay Ave., Davao City, Fort Bonifacio, Cagayan De Oro, Eastwood, Binondo