The FTC Walk of Shame: Posting February DoTM in May. I was super busy in February, and you know one can get distracted on this board. But I did do some pretty tasty chicken eating.
Chicken Pot Pie and New Mexican Roasted Chili, Butternut Squash, White Corn & Corn Nuts (yep, corn nuts)
chicken pot pie. There actually wasn't any pie on this chicken pot pie.
Sourdough rolls were used to sop up the light, savory sauce & soft, stewed chicken. The chili roasted, butternut squash was delicious w/bits of corn nuts adding a nice little crunch.
3301 W. Pico Blvd (locale)
Chicken Mole Negro
The picture speaks for itself
Mole Coloradito con Pollo or Mole Rojo con Pollo (we think) - aka My New Favorite Mole
We ordered it from a picture on the menu; it's a Oaxacan specific mole that neither the waitress or my Mexican friends were completely familiar with; complex dark mole flavors but with acidity from tomatoes and possibly a touch of vinegar.
N Bedford Dr
My Favorite Chicken Salad Sandwich
Tender chicken breast, diced, folded into a generous amount of mayo, salt & pepper on perfectly toasted white bread, with a minimal amount of iceberg lettuce and sliced tomato. I like curried chicken salad w/currants and such (Sweet Lady Jane's is very good), and I so miss L'Amande's chix salad croissant; but a basic, no-frills chicken salad is my go to. Oh, and Judi's makes a good bowl of matzo ball soup too.
Tutto Bene (formerly Bailey's)
Another Favorite Chicken Salad Sandwich
Same simple sandwich as Judi's, but chicken is not as tender and the bread is not as toasty.
Soup of the Day - Chicken Noodle
This is decent. But they occasionally make an Italian Wedding Soup which is better.
Tutto Bene is a mom & pop known for specialty cakes and German baked goods. They have changed their name from Bailey's (?) and added more menu items. But they have the same - sometimes boisterous - loyal customers who have been meeting for years for lunch (and stay all day).
Croquetas de Pollo (Chicken Croquettes)
These are super creamy and may not be chicken-y enough for some, but I love 'em.
Paella Valenciana Mixta -
Rice, saffron, chicken, pork, seafood, vegetables with a touch of red peppers
This is not exactly a chicken dish, but the super tender, flavorful chicken deserves a mention.
Tres by José Andrés
San Vicente Blvd
I wanted to see how La Paella's swankier Spanish neighbor compared. Bazaar was closed and I'm kinda' glad.
Croquetas de Pollo
These also have a swankier description "Organic farm raised chicken and béchamel fritters". They came with pepper sauce and aioli. Pretty much the same preparation (creamy, less chicken-y) La Paella Wins! Better texture, better flavor.
Chicken Dumpling Soup - Chicken Broth, Potatoes, Daikon, Pasta (Conchiglie)
I was sure dumplings would be March DoTM. So I got a jump on it. This was actually more like a refined Italian Wedding Soup, which I love, so...
I sat at the long communal bar and had a lovely time. It was right after the Oscars. Guests were checking out and the hotel was quiet. One of the guys from Moonlight stopped in to say goodbye to the staff (sweet). Instead of being tired from all the hoopla, the staff seemed happy for the company and shhh... kept my glass of cava full .
La Brea Ave
Fried Chicken Burrito
I don't remember disliking this, so...
Leftover Chicken Stroganoff, Garlic Rice & Black Beans
We've discussed this on the Fairfax Farmers Market thread. The meat is good. But the buffet is the ticket! Just the black beans alone are
Bludso's B & Q
La Brea Ave
Sorry Maple Block chicken lovers. I'm sure it's me and not you. But I so favor Bludso's BBQ Chix.
Chez The Cookie - Baked Chicken Thighs
Okay, so this is a cheat. They are not from a restaurant and I didn't make them in February. But, permit me to show off a bit; they came out really well.
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