Skillet’s Fried Chicken Sammy

I remember walking into a crowded parking lot and ordering delicious street food from an airstream trailer over a decade ago during my early startup days. It has been great to see how Skillet have paved the way for many of the food trucks to jump into brick-and-mortar restaurants. It was sad to see them shut down their food truck this year. One of their tasty meals from the food truck was a fried chicken meal and that was not anything different when it came to their fried chicken sandwich.

The Skillet in my neighborhood is literally 3-blocks away from my house, so I moseyed on down and order their Fried Chicken Sammy ($16 includes a side). I really loved this chicken sandwich. The fried chicken thigh was super crunchy everywhere and I enjoy the crunch when you bite through it. The chicken itself was flavorful, where you could taste the fennel seed, and it was very juicy. The kale slaw was a departure of what I was expecting, but it did its job in cutting through the fried crunchiness. The pickled & charred jalapeño aioli layered onto the square potato roll rounded out the whole sandwich which was a nice bite to it all.

This was a well-round chicken sandwich, not too big, not too small. It was crunchy all-around, the bread was there to hold it all together, and the accompaniments of the slaw and aioli really helped enhance the flavors of the fried chicken itself. I would definitely come back again and grab this tasty sandwich. And I might even try out their spicy Nashville Hot Chicken Sammy next time.

4 Comments

  • Neighbor
    Sep 10, 2020 at 5:44 pm

    Wow. Your review was so strong I drove over to get a sandwich for take out. I walked away empty handed because the employee taking my order was SUCH an ASSHOLE to me. Way to lose a customer for life, Skillet. I’m grabbing sammy from Old Scratch.

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    • Joseph Sunga
      Sep 10, 2020 at 7:38 pm

      Oh no! That sucks. Sorry to hear about that, there’s definitely other joints in the Cap Hill area for a fried chicken sandwich. 😞

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      • Tri Nguyen
        Sep 11, 2020 at 3:32 pm

        There sure are. I wouldn’t have known about them if not for your friend chicken sandwich series. Thank you and keep it up!!

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        • Joseph Sunga
          Sep 11, 2020 at 6:29 pm

          Thanks and will do! This fried chicken sandwich adventure has been fun. ☺️

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