The 207 Foodie, Peter Peter Portland Eater and The Golden Dish have posted their first impressions of Big J’s Chicken Shack.
The chicken is super crisp— “extra crispy” in KFC lingo. The coating is beautifully seasoned because the chicken—white or dark—is salt/sugar brined that makes it so forward tasting. The flour must be highly seasoned, too, because the crispy coating is really tasty, not bland. The brined chicken is dipped in buttermilk, dredged in flour and deep fried in special kettles…I loved the chicken and the cheese biscuit was good. [TGD]