Whether you’re a takeaway, a restaurant that delivers, or a food truck, one thing’s for sure and that’s if you’ve got chicken and chips on the menu, it could well be time to take your offering to the next level!
Chicken and chips is a classic combo for a reason. It’s tasty, it’s filling, and it hits the spot when you don’t fancy a burger. But sometimes even the classics need a little bit of a reinvention - especially if you want to keep your current customers on their toes, while increasing your appeal to new ones.
Let’s have a look at a couple of fresh new takes on good old chicken and chips!
Veggie or vegan chicken and chips
With more people either going vegetarian or vegan, or reducing their meat intake, your business definitely needs to think about meat free alternatives for some of your regular dishes - if you don’t do so already.
Brands such as Moving Mountains, Quorn, Vivera and Beyond Burger produce great meat free alternatives to traditional takeaway fare and are well worth looking into.
Katsu chicken and chips
Why not give your chicken (and fake chicken!) a Japanese makeover and see how well katsu chicken goes down with your customers?
Tender boneless chicken breasts, covered in flour and beaten egg, and then dipped in panko breadcrumbs and fried until they’re golden brown will conjure up a taste of the Far East no matter where you’re located.
Salt and pepper chicken and chips
Or why not take inspiration from China and try your hand at this tasty dish. While salt and pepper chicken from a Chinese restaurant usually uses smaller pieces of fried chicken, there’s no reason why you can’t use chicken breast, thighs or wings.
Cook your chicken with a mouth-watering blend of onions, chilis and Chinese five spice and then add salt and pepper to season. You could also cook your chips using this recipe for an all-round burst of flavour.
And don’t forget your packaging!
Hopefully we’ve given you a little food for thought (sorry!) but don’t forget to make sure you’ve got enough chicken meal boxes for all of your new creations.
And it might be a good idea to grab some printed stickers too while you’re here so that you can make sure you’re not getting your veggie chicken and the real deal mixed up!