Chicken gets a bad rep. Too many fitness gurus preach it as lean meat for your diet, but then they ask you to eat it with next to no flavourings, and that’s a travesty against humanity. Chicken can be wonderful if given the chance! So if you want to be good to your diet, or if you’re just craving a good piece of chicken, here are the top rotisserie and grilled chicken dishes served in Montreal.
Un Autre Restaurant
Un Autre Restaurant‘s smoked chicken with handcut fries and coleslaw may not be what the dietician ordered, but it sure makes our taste buds happy. It may or may not be injected with butter, that’s how moist it is. It simply melts in your mouth and is not what you’d expect to be the standout dish in an Italian restaurant. You can order a whole ($22) or half ($13) chicken, depending how ravenous you’re feeling.
We know we’re not letting you in on any secrets, but we couldn’t talk about chicken without mentioning Romados. It’s famous in the city for a reason! The Portuguese rotisserie chicken is well known and often the subject of major cravings. It’s been serving up delicious chicken for over 20 years. Get a whole chicken ($13) and make it a combo by adding fries, rice, and salad. Don’t forget to grab a pasteis de nata for dessert!
Poulet Mankal is a staple in the Ahuntsic/Cartierville area for good ol’ fashioned Halal grilled chicken. They do delivery in the area or you can order for takeout. Their chicken comes grilled to perfection with charcoal atop a paper thin pita bread. Dip your chicken in the potent garlic sauce and enjoy! It’s the perfect I’m-too-lazy-to-cook dinner that is both delicious and nutritious!
If you like Greek food, then Nostos is the place to be. The authentic flavours of the motherland permeate the air, and you leave there living, breathing, and eating up all that Greece has to offer. Their chicken pita ($5.75) is a quick and delicious snack. Close your eyes and pretend you’re on the beach in Greece while you eat it. You can even get a whole ($19.95) or half ($10.95) chicken if you’re feeling extra hungry.
A little hole in the wall in Ville St Laurent, Abu Elias is known all over the city. They are a butcher and takeout restaurant, serving their meats expertly cooked and seasoned in delicious and compact pitas that pack a punch of flavour. Get their shish taouk pita with extra garlic sauce for that potent kick. Bring it home and impress all your friends. Pro tip: their hummus is probably the best in the city. Pick up a container for home. Do it. Just do it.
Seasoned Dreams is taking Montreal by storm with their fabulous jerk seasonings. Their Carribean flair is apparent in all that they do, including social media. Their jerk chicken plate is out of this world. Get a half chicken jerk plate ($16.99) with rice, salad, coleslaw, and fries and see what all the fuss is about. They also have chicken wings and chicken buckets with your choice of flavours: jerk, Portuguese, Portuguese-Parmesan Pepper Butter, and Lemon Pepper. Take a trip down south; you won’t regret it.
Charcos is your chicken haven. Get grilled chicken, rotisserie chicken, and even shish taouk, all under the same roof. Order one of their signature chicken sandwiches ($5.85-$7.15) or create your own sandwich combination with your favourite ingredients. If you’re not watching your caloric intake, they even have fried chicken. You can also get a simple chicken plate with choice of sides, hummus, bread, and sauce. A feast! PS: they also deliver.
Imagine being able to travel to the Algave’s hot beaches and Lisbon’s cafés all by stepping into O Cantinho. Well, that’s just what they claim, and we’ve been dying to visit Portugal. Another Portuguese chicken gem in the city, waiting to be devoured. Get a half chicken ($10.95) or a quarter chicken ($7.95) and get ready for your flight to dreamy Portugal. Don’t forget that you can also order for takeout!
Portugese chicken is really becoming a trend, and Mile End is yet another favourite. Prices and menu change from lunch to dinner, but all options are delicious. Get a half chicken at dinner with homefries, potatoes, or rice ($15) for dinner or a chicken sandwich ($6.50) for lunch. Try their hot sauce, and buy a jar if you want to take the fire home. You can also order for takeout if you fancy it.
Piri Piri is another Portuguese joint with mouthwatering charcoal grilled chicken to feed and please us. The prices slightly vary whether you eat in or take out (give or take a dollar), but the chicken is worth it. Get a whole chicken for ($14.95) or a half chicken ($8.50). Get a plate to add some sides or get a chicken skewers plate with salad, fries, and rice ($12.75). With 3 locations in Montreal, you’re guaranteed to get your fix.
Les 3 Maria
Grilled chicken is on our mind, clearly, so we can’t leave out Les 3 Maria. Their Portuguese grilled chicken is succulent and moist and we just can’t get enough. Get a whole chicken ($14.99) or a half chicken ($9.25), or if you’re bringing your whole family or group of friends, take advantage of their whole chicken combos with fries, salads, and rice ($25.50-$46). It’s a breath of grilled air in the West Island.
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