100 Favorite Dishes: Chicken From La Granja

100 Favorite Dishes: Chicken From La Granja
As a countdown to the Best Of Broward Palm Beach 2010, coming in May, Clean Plate Charlie is serving up a hundred of our favorite dishes in South Florida. Send your own nominations to John.Linn@BrowardPalmBeach.com.

No. 84: Chicken From La Granja

For one of the cheapest meals available in South Florida, the open-pit grilled chicken at La Granja restaurants is also one of the tastiest you can get. It's simple: either a quarter or half grilled chicken, skin taut and full of spices, meat juicy and tender, is dishes alongside a mound of perfectly-cooked yellow rice and a bowl of black beans, all for under $5 at lunch time. The plate tastes great on its own, but with the addition of La Granja's multitude of sauces, the chicken goes stratospheric. Our favorite addition is a garlicky salsa of chopped onions and cilantro, poured over a half a bird and eaten at a pace that could set a land speed record. Add some yucca fritta and a few squirts of hot rocoto sauce and the meal is complete. There are some 15 La Granjas throughout South Florida, and each of them is a ticket to pollo paradise.

Previous 100 Favorite Dishes:
No. 85: Kimchi stew from Yama Japanese & Korean
No. 86: Prosciutto roma sub from My Market
No. 87: Anticuchos from Taurus Steakhouse
No. 88: Goat cheese cheesecake from Satoro
No. 89: Pink vanilla cupcake from House of Sweets
No. 90: Skirt steak executive lunch from Beefeater Steakhouse
No. 91: Baby bok choy from Marumi Sushi
No. 92: Beer muenster cheese soup from Big Bear
No. 93: Chopped pork sandwich from Georgia Pig
No. 94: Cannoli from Mona Lisa Coal Oven Pizza
No. 95: Cheeseburger from Le Tub
No. 96: LaSpada's Italian special hoagie
No. 97: Frito Misto from Sublime
No. 98: Chicharron tacos from Tacos al Carbon
No. 99: Primanti Bros. sandwich
No. 100: Chicken wings from Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza

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