Big Chicken Catering
Chicken Strips – Naked Truth Fried Chicken, Shaq Sauce, Sweet & Smokey Memphis BBQ, Carolina Honey Mustard BBQ Sauce
Shaq Daddy Slider – Naked Truth Fried Chicken, Swiss Cheese, Country Ham, Carolina Honey Mustard BBQ Sauce, Brioche Bun
Superman Slider – Swiss Cheese, Smashed Avocado, BBQ Ranch
BC Fries – Ketchup
Asian Chicken Noodle Salad – Naked Truth Fried Chicken, Cabbage, Noodles, Candied Cashews, Korean Dressing
BBQ Chicken Salad – Naked Truth Fried Chicken, Roasted Corn Relish, Pepper Jack Cheese, Lettuce, BBQ Ranch Dressing
Big Chocolate Chip Cookie – from Crumb Fairy Bakery
Open now for just over a month and surprising fans as well as skeptics with Food far better than the typical “celebrity” Restaurant it was Wednesday that #supportlocal lunch went with Big Chicken, delivery by General Manager Trisha Durham arranged for just $20 extra and two Package Combos more than enough to feed 28 Guests below the allotted $15 per person.
Off to a good start and consistently busy, several local publications including bestofvegas.com publishing stories confirming hype generated by Shaquille O’Neal’s Facebook series, it was precisely on time that sturdy boxes and trays arrived from 4480 Paradise Road, everything temperature appropriate and well packaged so diners could come and go as they pleased.
Opting for one “Superman” Package plus fifty Strips, the former offering 36 Sliders, Fries, two Salads and two Cookies for $275, it was with Salad that many attendees opted to start, the Asian-inspired version dubbed “too spicy” by some but in reality quite mild with compelling texture while BBQ Chicken Salad was a little more wet than it likely is on-site but otherwise excellent as a result of sweetness and creaminess plus cubes of Pepper Jack Cheese.
Moving next to Big Chicken’s eponymous item, the cut Breasts from Naked Truth brined and cooked crisp with plenty of moisture locked beneath well-spiced Breading, it was with some added to Salads and others used simply as Dippers than many were heard saying “better than Cane’s,” apparently high praise while the Bird on Brioche also went quickly, most preferring “Shaq Daddy” to Superman as the former comes across something like a Cuban Sandwich thanks to tangy Carolina Sauce, Ham and Swiss.
Creating additional fans by way of BC Fries, the ultra-thin Spuds eating more like seasoned Chips than actual French Fries and thus traveling well without sog, it was with amusement that many posed for pictures with a Big Cookie before finally dividing and devouring, the Dough from Crumb Fairy Bakery in Van Nuys California more chewy than what was tasted at the Grand Opening while Organic Dark Chocolate helps keep sweetness in check.
N/A: Making it blog policy to not ‘rate’ places based on catering alone there is no doubt that Chefs Matt Piekarski and Silverman have created something far better than expected at Big Chicken, and whether enjoyed on-site or at the Office the product outperforms the competition at a fair price considering Ingredient quality.
RECOMMENDED: Shaq Daddy Slider, Chicken Strips, Shaq Sauce, BC Fries, Asian Chicken Noodle Salad.
AVOID: BBQ Chicken Salad would have benefitted from a little less moisture, though the flavor is excellent.
TIP: Open 11a through 1a Sunday through Thursday, until 2am on Fridays and Saturday. Delivery currently only offered if appropriate staffing is available.
WHAT THE STARS MEAN: 5 World Class, 4 Excellent, 3 Good, 2 Fair, 1 Poor.