Royal Rooster chicken sand­wich is well worth cluck­ing about

The Denver Post - - LIFE & CULTURE - By Justin De La Rosa, Spe­cial to The Den­ver Post

Even in a chef ’s world, the gold stan­dard for chicken sand­wiches is Chick-Fil-A. The fast food chain nailed it from the brin­ing and bread­ing down to the squishy bun. While no one will recre­ate that, chef Justin Brun­son’s chicken sand­wiches get pretty darn close.

Late last year, Brun­son launched the Royal Rooster — a chicken-cen­tric lunch in the bar at Old Ma­jor. The short and sa­vory menu is head­lined by four chicken sand­wiches: the Clas­sic Rooster ($8), Spicy Rooster ($8), French Rooster ($9) and Korean Rooster ($8), as well as sal­ads, sides and a burger.

If your ap­petite isn’t ad­ven­tur­ous enough for the French or Korean it­er­a­tions of the sand­wich, the Spicy Rooster is the way to go. The squishy bun is slathered with a not-too-hot, house-made Sriracha may­on­naise then sim­ply topped with let­tuce and tangy dill pick­les. The crispy, salty fried chicken thigh is too big for its bun, but that’s OK. It means a few more un­touched bites to sa­vor at the end. If fried chicken isn’t your pref­er­ence, you can opt for a grilled breast on your sand­wich.

Royal Rooster sends out chicken sand­wiches Mon­day through Fri­day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., so you’ve got plenty of time to squeeze in Den­ver’s best fried chicken sand­wich.

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