Best Chicken Burgers in Calgary

From a Korean fried-chicken slider to a buttermilk-fried-chicken sandwich, we just can't get enough of these.



 

Anju

PHOTOGRAPH BY JARED SYCH

Take Anju’s signature crispy wings, make them boneless thighs and then tuck them into slider buns and top with spicy scarlet gochujang and a squeeze of Kewpie mayo. Behold, the KFC slider! (That is, the Korean fried-chicken slider, not to be confused with fast-food chain offerings). With two sliders in an order, it’s easy to share, though understandable if you don’t want to. 

344 17 Ave. S.W., 403-460-3341, anju.ca

 

Blue Star Diner

Photograph by Jared Sych

Buttermilk-fried-chicken sandwich from Blue Star Diner

If the thought of a chicken burger leaves you high and dry, look no further than the buttermilk-fried-chicken sandwich at Blue Star Diner in Bridgeland. The chicken is cooked sous vide before being deep fried, which gives it a nice crust without overcooking. It’s topped with pancetta, butter lettuce and tomato, as well as tangy pickled red onion, roasted-shallot mayo and a drizzle of rosebud honey, which takes this chicken burger to the next level. The egg-washed bun can be substituted with a gluten-free option.

809 1 Ave. N.E., 403-261-9998, bluestardiner.ca

 

Cluck N Cleaver

PHOTOGRAPH BY JARED SYCH

Mother Clucker from Cluck N Cleaver.

Nicole and Francine Gomes take fried chicken very seriously, so it’s no surprise the sandwich from their popular spot, Cluck N Cleaver, is greater than the sum of its parts. The original Lil’ Clucker takes Cluck’s signature breading and spice blend and fries it into a golden crust enveloping a quarter-pound chicken breast, which is then tucked into a soft bun with sauce and iceberg lettuce. Too tame? Now Cluck N Cleaver is offering the Mother Clucker with plenty of spice and some pickles and slaw to tame the heat.

1511 14 St. S.W., 403-266-2067, cluckncleaver.com

 

More burger picks:

The Best Burgers in Calgary

The 4 Best Veggie Burgers in Calgary

 

This article appears in the June 2018 issue of Avenue Calgary. Subscribe here.

 


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