The sheer thought of juicy fried chicken, generously sprinkled with seasoning and served with a gooey garlicky dip makes us drool anytime. We can almost feel the crunch right now, as the crispy chicken makes while our jaws clamp down on a bite. In fact, that crunch is crucial to the flavour of fried chicken and it has become our go-to snack. The true contrast lies in the buttery tenderness of fall-off-the-bone chicken cloaked in crunchy skin.
Lucknow is known for its Awadhi cuisine of course but Lucknowites aren’t a stranger to this Southern delicacy! Al Baik is relatively new and even way before Colonel Sanders’ chicken gained popularity in the city, American Fried Chicken here at Lalbagh had set up base and there’s been no stopping ever since.
Our love for digging around the city to satiate our cravings for newness (ironic, given that this place has been there since we were kids) actually pulled us in here!
The point is, if you wanna gorge on fresh and tender broasted chicken apart from your regular spots, without spending too much, then AFC is for you! A meat lover’s kirk, AFC serves their chicken with chips and they’ve also introduced a new menu, where the Afghani Chicken Roll is ranking high in the hearts. The interiors aren’t much; just a regular kiosk shadowed by the effects of time but the food here can beat any fancy-shmancy outlet selling the same, any day. You gotta try it to believe it and trust us, we’ve already visited this place more than our muffin tops can accommodate but hey, it’s one of THE BEST spots for broasted broiler.
When hungry and broke, AFC is where you should be heading out to because they serve this Southern comfort grub which’ll fill you up and also loop you in for seconds!
Location: Near Jai Hind Market, Lalbagh, Lucknow
Cost: ₹150 for two people (approx.)
Timings: 2 pm – 10:30 pm