Newest Review: ... Chicken Burgers. My local one has also started doing pizzas, but I dont go to Dixy Chicken for pizza, I go to Dominos for that. I have... more
Yeehah! The fastest tastiest chicken in the West?
Member Name: Emma1973
Advantages: It does taste good
Disadvantages: It's probably not that healthy
I'm a life long avowed KFC fan, of course this was probably due to the fact that KFC was the only place you could get decent fried chicken and be relatively sure that a cockroach wouldnt be served as a side order. Of course this is probably because Dixy Chicken is relatively unknown down in Bristol and after moving to Manchester I stayed loyal! Until my partner suggested we try something different and after noticing quite a lot of Dixy Chickens around the area we decided to try there.
Dixy Chicken is a franchise company, they say they have over 100 outlets world wide but I think at least 10 of those must be in Manchester, and all their outlets are Halal.
So Dixy Chicken, guess what it sells? Yep, chicken and lots of it! Not just any old chicken though, they have original recipe, sizzler recipe and peri-peri chicken.
And you would hope that it was easily enough to choose from, but no, you'll be ages!
The first thing you'll see when opening the menu is 12 meal deals.
Chicken Fillet Burger
Supreme Chicken Burger
Mega Mix Burger
Peri Peri Burger
Quarter pounder burger (blimey, a cow!)
Breast Fillet Panini
Value Box (Chicken Pieces)
Of course you could be buying for the whole family, so you might choose:
Deluxe Party Buckets
Deluxe Combo Buckets
Of course they have kids meals but they also have
Loaded Box Meals
Spicy Bean Burger
Mini Beef Pounders
Mini Chicken Burgers.
My local one has also started doing pizzas, but I dont go to Dixy Chicken for pizza, I go to Dominos for that. I have actually had one though and it was good and crispy with plenty of toppings.
Do you see what I mean? Not forgoing the fact that all the Buckets and Platters are different sizes you really could be there a while. Indeed we now phone our order in advance instead of spending 30 minutes in the place choosing!
You've managed to choose and have your meal in front of you, but does it taste any good. Oh I just cant describe it! The chicken is of course encased in some secret recipe coating, this particular coating is probably somewhat spicier than KFC but not as heavy. The coating does give it a good crisp crunch and I've never had it soggy! The fries are a bit more of a let down, my local Dixy havent quite got the hang of making them super-crispy yet which would improve them no end. The one thing that KFC has over Dixy is their chicken gravy. KFC's is thick and quite peppery, Dixys is thinner and not as nice. But by Lordy their coleslaw makes up for it! Oh and their garlic mayo dip is just sublime!
All their Peri-peri chicken comes in Mild and Hot, a word of warning, the Mild is really not mild, and I'd hate to think what 'Hot' was! The peri-peri chicken marinade is thickly slathered on the chicken and is not hot to the point of inedibleness but a lovely mix of seperate spices dance around your mouth.
Value for money wise they are better than KFC, especially their Party Buckets and Platters. For a mere £19.99 you can get the Deluxe Party Bucket, you get yourself 8 pieces of chicken + 6 Sizzler Wings Or 4 chicken strips +2 Fillet Burger, 2 mini Burgers, 1 Reg Bites, 4 Reg Fries, 2 Reg Sides, Bottled Drink.
If theres 4 or more of us we get the Deluxe Combo Bucket again costing £19.99. This time you'll get a FULL Peri-peri- chiclen, 6 chicken pieces, 6 sizzler wings OR 4 strips + 1 Reg Bites, 4 Reg Fries, 4 Dips and Bottled Drink. Even with 3 hungry men we managed to still have some left for the morning!
Even a Family Bucket of 14 Pieces + 4 Reg. Fries only costs £14.99, if you ask nicely they'll also chuck in some free dips. They also automatically add serviettes and sachets of mayo, ketchup, salt and pepper.
I've always the restaurants clean, tidy and comfortable. The staff have always been polite, take your order promptly and deliver it up promptly. Any mistakes, and there arent many, are rectified swiftly with many apologies.
Better still, they also deliver, well my local one does anyway, they are also on just-eat, but I wouldnt order via that again, a couple of items cost more than in the take-away which I did raise in the comment box. I was rather surprised when I got a call from the manager who was very honest and explained about profit margins and having to pay to use just-eat, but to apologise he included extra fries, sides and dips which I thought was very nice.
I wouldnt order to be delivered again though, the food doesnt really travel well in those heated bags, it most definitely did something funny to the fries which became almost chewy. Thankfully it didnt make the chicken soggy but the hash brown in the burger became a little soggy, and the whole thing was warm, rather than hot.
I'm definitely not holding it against Dixy Chicken though, it was a learning experience. In future I shall be picking it up or eating in. I'm afraid KFC has now taken a back seat as Dixy Chicken wins the crown of best Chicken Burgers!
Summary: A halal chicken take-away.