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Saturday 26 July 2014

Fad alert: Chocolate fried chicken is lapped up in LA

Poultry fried with bittersweet cocoa is Los Angeles foodies' new go-to treat.

Patricia Murphy

Published 27/06/2014|15:23

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Chocolate friend chicken with cocoa dusted fries.

If digging your greasy fingers into a tub of crispy fried chicken wasn’t bold enough, a new Los Angeles eatery boasting an array of chocolate covered poultry offers little in the way of healthy arteries.

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ChocoChicken, which opened its doors in Tinseltown this week, isn’t set to become a favourite amongst dieting celebrities after devising a menu that pairs the poultry favourite with chocolate at every turn.

The signature recipe involves brining the boneless breasts, thighs, legs and wings for 36 hours in a top secret recipe (which includes chocolate) before dipping it into a spice blend that contains bittersweet chocolate powder.

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The unique chicken recipe features in all of the dishes available at the spanking new restaurant, including a monkey bread sandwich, slatered in homemade gravy and a chicken burger in broiche buns topped with slaw.

Mash potatoes incorporated with white chocolate, cocoa-dusted fries and a chocolate ketchup are also sides that sit happily on the menu.

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 “Sure, it sounds super-goofy, but it doesn’t taste goofy. It tastes amazing,” said Adam Fleischman co-founders of ChocoChicken.

With eight more ventures planned by 2016, the chocolate chicken revolution might just hit Dublin soon.

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