Finger lickin’ Waffle Chix

When I told my friends that I went to a semi-healthy chicken and waffles place, they laughed. They laughed harder when I said I liked it. Note: I say “semi-healthy” because fried chicken is still fried and that’s not healthy.

Waffle Chix is located in the heart of Westwood by UCLA and they use hormone and antibiotic free chicken. My friend works in the area and took me here right after the lunchtime rush. I wasn’t feeling too adventurous this day so I passed on the Raspberry Red Velvet Waffles and instead got their house chicken and waffles.

The chicken was juicy and had a good crispy skin but wasn’t overly greasy. The waffle was thinner than what I expected but it was tasty and had the nice crisp edges that I like on a waffle and a hint of cinnamon. On the side I got hot sauce and some honey to eat with my chicken and waffles and a 1/2 OJ and 1/2 lemonade.

One of the reasons I think this place is healthy is because their portions aren’t too generous – it’s just the right amount so you don’t feel bloated when you walk out the door. You do feel full but you don’t feel like you have to unbutton the top button of your jeans. They use organic products and really embrace the “California” twist to southern cooking and it’s your “healthy” alternative to Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles.

I read the Yelp reviews after I went and found them to be surprising. A lot of the reviews complained about the price and I think the price point is a little high but if you think about how they are using local and organic products, it makes sense. I wonder how this moderately priced restaurant with proper (bot not generous) portions will survive in a college neighborhood where quantity on the cheap often wins out.

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