Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about broasted chicken


You’ve probably seen signs advertising broasted chicken around town and wondered what it is. Is it the same as frying? Is it boiling, then roasting?

On this week’s episode of The Bucket List, Jenn digs into the mysteries of broasted chicken (which is deep-fried in a pressure cooker!) with the help of cooking editor Genevieve Ko, who spent her childhood celebrating birthdays at Broaster Kitchen, a family-run fried chicken restaurant in Montebello. Mike Monroe, the second-generation owner whose family opened Broaster Kitchen in 1970, makes the case for why he thinks broasting is superior to all other methods of frying.

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Jenn Harris is a senior writer for the Food section and is also the fried chicken queen of L.A. She has a BA in literary journalism from UCI and an MA in journalism from USC. Follow her @Jenn_Harris_.