This week we tried a new place that just opened on the south side of town. The Nevada Chicken Café (7340 Arroyo Crossing Pkwy.) is easy to get to being located right off the 215 at Rainbow.
The Nevada Chicken Café is not new to Las Vegas as their first store is located on West Sahara but this was my first trip to either place. The minute we walked in I was hit with the great smell of rotisserie chicken and Mesquite charcoal.
They marinate the chicken with their special recipe and coat it with a seasoning mixture, which I absolutely loved. The Café prides itself on only using fresh chickens, never frozen.
They offer chicken meals where you can get all white or dark meat, a half or whole chicken. The chicken can be ordered a la carte or in a meal with one or two side dishes and a drink.
In addition to chicken dishes the Café offers Ribs – either St. Louis style or baby back. I have to admit I love baby back, but have heard so much about the chicken. I was very happy to see they offer chicken and rib combo meals so I didn’t have to choose between one or the other.
I went with the ¼ Chicken (Breast & Wing) and a ¼ Rack of Baby Back Ribs with a side dish and a drink for $12.99. I loved my chicken and enjoyed the ribs even more. The ribs are just the way I like them – dry rub, sauce on the side. Absolutely perfect. For $12.99 this was a lot of food, cooked fresh. A nice change from fast food plus served quickly.
They also serve several different salads you can add to Rotisserie chicken. A Chicken Caesar salad goes for $9.55. Chicken added to any salad would be a great healthy, tasty option. They also offer sandwiches such as the Chicken Philly, BBQ Chicken, Chipotle Chicken or BBQ pulled pork.
Again, if you’re looking for a healthier option they have several Wraps starring their rotisserie chicken. One that caught my eye on was the Chicken Mozzarella Wrap, which was their rotisserie chicken, lettuce, tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, basil, olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
The Nevada Chicken Café offers family meals at a very reasonable price. You can feed a family of four with one whole chicken, 2 large hot or cold sides, a Garden or Caesar Salad, and 4 tortillas all for $27.75. Add a full rack of ribs to that and the entire meal is just $41.75 – not a bad way to feed a family, and you don’t have to slave over a hot grill in the Vegas heat.
They offer a great selection of side dishes. There are nine different hot sides from mashed potatoes and gravy to corn on the cob or mac & cheese, and nine cold sides, including pasta salads, potato salad and, of course, chicken salad.
We went for lunch and by noon the place was packed. The word is out on Nevada Chicken Café. I rate it 3.75 Forks out of 4.
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