Skip to comments.what's better KFC vs Popeye
Posted on 03/27/2011 3:35:45 PM PDT by Temple Owl
We just had Popeyes for dinner. There was a lively discussion regarding it compared to KFC. I'd like your thoughts. I say you can't beat the red beans and rice though.
This thread got me to thinking.
The best fried chicken I have ever eaten was at a chain in SE Alabama called “Rons”.
I once talked to the owner and he said the flavor came from it being marinated overnight. I think they only lasted a couple of years. I am not sure what the problem was but the chicken was great.
KFC but I can’t eat either anymore or my gall bladder will explode.
Popeye’s is the Schiznit!
I wonder how long that has been around...I just finished reading Samuel Eliot Morison's book "The Great Explorers" and in it he talks about someone's crew (maybe Magellan's) who ate some kind of new animal and declared "It tasted like chicken"
Granted, it probably DID taste like chicken, but I will bet as far back as those guys, one sailor might say to another "Yea, I have heard the roasted flesh of that unknown beast is as that of chicken..."
KFC original can’t be beat..Popeye’s chicken has gotten a lot smaller at least down here in Ga. Church’s has the best sides.
KFC sides have really went downhill.
The last I heard, Ms. Willie Mae is something like 100 years old and still cooking in the kitchen.
Like the Colonel’s Original.
Piggly Wiggly in Charleston , S.C. is great but the best is in Tucson, Arizona...
Lucky Wishbone and the best cole slaw ever!
Popeye, hands down
Popeyes...without a doubt...love that Cajun Sparkle!
For sure! Popeyes get’s you on the side dish, but the chicken?
never tried it
If they cook with lard you know you’re in the right place.
I prefer Popeyes over KFC when traveling (which is about the only time I eat fried chicken)
I agree with some posters, I have had some EVIL fried chicken from KFC, but it could be the same with Popeyes if you visit enough of them.
Popeye’s for sure
Popeye chicken strips are fantastic, but nothing beats KFCs potato wedges.
The best fried chicken on the planet is this little shack on Beach Road in Jacksonville, FL that has been serving up Southern Fried Heaven since the Great Depression.
Ummm . . . doesn’t anyone here consider the question personal preference?
And ther's the rub. When the Colonel was alive things were done right! He lived during a time when quality was king, when serving the customer was duty - a matter of personal pride.
I like Popeye's red beans & rice though.
That's Lee's Famous Recipe Chicken
Love the coleslaw with Wednesdays dinner!!
Met Lee Cummings (nephew of Colonel Sanders!) at a FR (Famous Recipe, not FreeRepublic!) in the early 80's. Very cordial and down to earth person!
Brown’s Chicken, it taaaastes better!
We have to drive to past two KFCs to get to a one that does good chicken.
Love Popeye's out of all of them. Church's second. Not a big Bojangles's fan.
“This thread will be pulled”
Bah, with over 100 replies on a Sunday night, I doubt it. Even the mods gotta love chicken!
My mom used to make AMAZING Maryland Fried Chicken (but not with the gravy)
She made up some flour coating with black pepper and a couple of other simple spices in them, coated all those chicken parts up and cooked them in about an inch of hot oil in that huge black frying pan she used to use.
Man. Was that ever the best. It is different somehow, cooking with the chicken only part of the way in the oil instead of fully immersing it.
I sure do miss my mom. A lovely woman who could cook just about anything, and had the skill to cook for either 4 people of 20, and nobody ever missed a serving. How on earth does one do that?
That ain’t right. (LOL !)
What about Bojangles and Church’s?
>>>Actually I think Culvers chicken blows both of them away.
Culver’s is very good. Can’t compare to Popeye’s - never had it; Culver’s beats KFC hands down.
Not a chance, Mods have taste buds too.
Even Admin Moderators are human sometimes! LOL...I’ll bet THAT would be a great Turing Test, eh?
Make the computer talk about fried chicken...:)
He's gonna bust a move on the Colonel. OK, Clinton Iowa FReepers. Let us know if it's any good.
I like Churches,
Now owned by Popeyes
I did...by that I assume you mean making it yourself?
Not to mention in cast iron.
See my post at #132...:)
Popeyes all the way, KFC “HAD” good chicken 40 years ago, then they changed to a different “original recipe” for both original and extra crispy, they even ran a TV ad saying there were many “original recipes”. Todays Popeye’s is similer to KFC’s old extra crispy.
Popeye’s is way better than KFC
Strouds, Bojangles, Popeyes, KFC
I know Chicken Delight will get old really fast.
“When Col Sanders was alive, he used to pop into locations unannounced and tase the gravy.”
I have done the same thing, when I see a sign that says “Best fried chicken in......you pick a location. I go in and ask an employee, what color is the gravey? If they answer brown, I just thank them and keep on driving.
This goes double for Chicken Fried Steak. White gravy defines the end product of fried chicken and chicken fried steak being served.
No, that is not racist. :)
“tend to have their stores only in the ghetto areas.”
I prefer Churches and it is not in a ghetto area here in Normal Heights/Kensington (San Diego)!!
I take it you never experienced the joy of red-eye gravy on a chicken friend steak?
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