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Take A “Wild Chicken” Run

Small eaterie on Concord Blvd. specializes in savory chicken dishes.

When I was growing up in Montreal, I remember great meals that featured a simple roasted chicken, some potatoes and a salad. Mom would rub some rosemary on the bird, drizzle a little olive oil on it and shake some salt and pepper all over the chicken…simple. What came out of the oven tasted like it had been a slow-cooked work in progress for days. The meat was crispy on the outside and moist on the inside with a perfume of rosemary that is, to this day, incredibly vivid in my mind.

Ironically, despite this great fondness for roast chicken, I never order it when I go out to eat. It was surprising, then, that when I found I was so excited to check it out. Located on a strip of Concord Blvd. I normally pass right up since my eyes are focused on the road, Wild Chicken Rotisserie can be found on the right hand side across from the Salvio Street parking garage, just north of the Brendan Theatres. For extra convenience there is parking in the rear.

The menu is not large or diverse. There is chicken in various preparations and spices, side dishes and beverages. That’s it. Simple. But as you heard earlier, simple can be memorable.

Combination plates can be ordered in ¼, ½ or whole chicken portions. These come with two side dishes, a large drink and bread. Your can choose from chicken made with an herb and lemon, pepper, wild (spicy) or Peruvian spice option. Side dishes include mashed potatoes, macaroni and pesto salad, potato and cucumber salad, tropical corn and bean salad, coleslaw, potato salad, green salad or a spicy, yellow rice. All this for $5.50 to $9.

I opted to have the half-chicken plate with both the Wild and Peruvian spices. You can do that! The spicy option was just that with excellent flavor and a nice kick at the end of each bite. The Peruvian spicing is not only delicious but simply aromatic. The yellow rice has a nice spiciness to it and makes for a terrific combination with the Peruvian or Wild chicken options.

The chicken can also be order in a Caesar Salad, Quesadilla or as a BBQ Chicken Burrito. The BBQ Chicken Burrito is large, even by my standards, and brimming with moist, tender BBQ Chicken and the spicy yellow rice. This burrito can stand up against any burrito I’ve ever had. It’s that good!

If you bring the family, you can opt to get the Family Pack that includes a whole chicken, two large sides and four slices of bread for $18 or just pick up two chickens for $16. If you are planning a party, $280 will get you a party pack that will feed 50 to 60 people. A great deal and you don’t have to cook.

Next time you are looking to get a quick bite, think about Wild Rotisserie Chicken. It’s a healthier option, and you’ll find that it is equally delicious.

 Wild Chicken Rotisserie

1960 Concord Ave.

Concord, CA

925-687-5000

Hours:

Mon — Sat, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Sun — 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Kymberlie Calkins Ingalls July 18, 2011 at 06:43 AM
Decent article, but are you aware you said it's on Concord Blvd in your description, not Concord Ave?

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