Walk in most any time of day and the Chicken Shack is packed. It’s a simple little storefront in the same Sunset Road complex housing the Galaxy Theatres, and what they do here, not surprisingly, is make chicken—wings and fingers. And they do it with precision.
Fresh chicken is broken down and hand-breaded every day. Wings are crisped properly, crunchy on the outside and juicy in the middle. Fingers are long strips of breast meat, easy to tear with your hands, coated with a secret recipe of spices.
Sauce options are plentiful. Sweet chili is the best, balancing sweet and heat. Jamaican Jerk, Habañero Honey and Hot BBQ all successfully work in the same flavor spectrum. Spicy Bleu Cheese has that Northeast feel with some Southern funk.
There are salads, burgers and homemade sides, but it’s all about the chicken. Combo meals (most for $8.49) come with a drink, a bountiful portion of shoestring fries and one sauce. Choose six wings, five fingers or get the No. 4 and get three of each. After that plate, you’ll know why the Shack is packed.
The Chicken Shack 4606 E. Sunset Road, 456-2669. Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.