One of the blessings of living close to LA is that when you hear about a food spot on YouTube or TV it’s close enough to drive to go and check it out.
We are big fans of Worth It on YouTube and recently they had a show about fried chicken sandwiches. One of the spots they talked about was Pikunico and the way they described this sandwich and the way it looked had us drooling!
We were in OK at the time, but we made plans that when we got back from our trip we would be trying this place out. We arrived on a Friday night to find it pretty empty minus a few people. We had to order the Golden Chicken Sandwich so we did along with the salad sampler and fingerling fries.
The salad sampler had their 3 salads that were fresh and delicious, but I could easily skip next time. The broccoli and beet were my favorite out of the three.
The fingerling potatoes were crispy on the outside and soft and buttery on the inside. These were seasoned really well with salt and negi!
The sandwich was the star of the show. The bun was a golden turmeric bun with pickled daikon, watercress, sprouts, lemon aioli, jalapeno, and miso jam. The chicken was dark meat and fried to a delicious crispiness. All of these ingredients came together to create the most incredible melody of salt, fat, acid, and heat (love that docuseries)!
This was one of our favorite chicken sandwiches and definitely one of the more complex, in terms of flavor. I highly recommend Pikunico if you ever get a chance to try it! Get the chicken sandwich and fingerling potatoes 🙂
Do you have a favorite chicken sandwich? Also has anyone had the Popeye’s? What’s the hype?