Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Chicken Delight - West Paterson, NJ

We were running around all over NJ on Saturday, trying to get stuff organized before we leave for Malaysia in less than two weeks time. Our last stop was Party City in West Paterson to get some party decorations for my Dad's 60th. By then, it was already almost 3PM. So, we decided to look around for some food to buy back home for lunch/dinner.We saw this fried chicken place a few doors down and decided to go check it out. For those of you who don't know, we are big fried chicken fans! We would go around testing out fried chicken at various places, in the effort to find the best fried chicken in NJ. Soooo, Chicken Delight..hmmm. Maybe they might have some good fried chicken :D
When we walked in, it was empty. However, they did have quite a lot of delivery and take out orders coming in by phone. It wasn't exactly the cleanest food joint that I have been too (should have taken that as a sign...), but then again, we are firm believers that sometimes those are the kind of places that you can find the best tasting food.
We checked out their specials board and ordered the "Dinner For Two" special ($14.98) and 10 pieces of Buffalo Wings ($4.49). The "Dinner For Two" consist of 8 pieces of fried chicken, 1 small mash potato, 1 small salad (we get a choice between macaroni or potato salad) and 4 dinner rolls. We had to wait for quite a long time before we got our food. I guess we were waiting there for about 25 minutes or so.
Here are the Buffalo Wings. You can't really tell from the photo, but they were realllllllllllly tiny!! I have never seen such tiny wings before in my life. Seriously, they look more like pigeon wings instead of chicken wings! Because of it's size, it wasn't juicy at all. The meat was kinda hard, maybe she overcooked it. The wings wasn't really good at all. Quite disappointing.
Here are the sides for the "Dinner For Two" special. We chose the Macaroni Salad, Mash Potatoes and 4 dinner rolls. The Mash Potatoes were lumpy and had this weird powdery after taste. Kevin said that most probably it's made from a powder mix and she didn't mix it all that well. Also, it could be sitting there for too long, hence the weird consistency and taste. I just had one mouthful and didn't eat anymore. In fact, the whole tub is still sitting in my refrigerator now (I must remember to throw it out later). The Mash Potatoes totally sucks but was the Macaroni Salad any better? Well, I would tell you if I knew. Guess what? I took one mouthful of the Macaroni Salad and it was already bad! As in it had already turned sour!! Man, just pure disgusting. I guess it must have been sitting in that place for a long time or she didn't store it well. We had to throw away the whole tub. Thinking of the Mash Potatoes and Macaroni Salad now makes me want to throw up a little. Yes, it was that bad.

Alright, so now we know that the wings and sides were really bad. What about the main event? The fried chicken? Well, truthfully, the fried chicken wasn't bad. However, it wasn't great either. It can go both ways. On one hand, the batter was pretty good but on the other hand, it was way too greasy and I have definitely tasted better fried chicken before. Overall, I wouldn't really recommend the place. Chicken Delight? Hmm, I would say that our lunch/dinner wasn't really all that 'delightful'. I think we won't be returning to that place ever again.

Chicken Delight - West Paterson, NJ
Rt 46 @ McBride Avenue,
West Paterson, NJ
Tel: (973) 256 8863


C said...

You should have brought it backed and demanded a refund! How nasty!
I would have so called and bitched lol
Love your blog :)

Charlene n Kevin said...

Hahaha, it's about 25 mins away from where we are...so a total of 50 mins in drive time is not worth it for a small tub of macaroni salad and mash potatoes! :P Thanks for stopping by my blog, glad you like it.

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