Poll-oh Boy! A Visit to Amigo Joe's Chicken
Yesterday, finally, I did.
The chicken is prepared in a pressure cooker. The batter is crisp, if a touch crumbly in spots, simply seasoned with salt and pepper and a hint of mild heat. The meat is moist and agreeably greasy. Overall, I'd rate the chicken fairly highly. Not as good as Porter's Fried Chicken, but better than such standbys as Hodak's.
The sides I tried, baked beans and corn, were decent. The beans' sauce was sweet but had enough of a tang to keep that sweetness from becoming cloying. The corn was standard-issue.
Amigo Joe's Chicken is open from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and from 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
Amigo Joe's Chicken
5901 Southwest Avenue