Krispy Krunchy Chicken is one of the food vendors located in the new 99 Ranch Market on Balboa Avenue. This particular location serves the franchise’s Louisiana-style menu but also offers a separate Japanese menu. I’m not quite sure what to make of the Japanese menu, but the fried chicken definitely caught my attention.
We decided to get an 8-piece order of their cajun-style Krispy chicken and a few of their honey glazed biscuits.
It’s hard not to draw comparisons with Popeyes when eating here as they offer a very similar menu. I enjoyed the chicken. Even though it isn’t made to order, the skin had a thick and crunchy coating and the meat inside was still moist and juicy.
When you bite into the chicken, you can see small spots where the chicken was injected with the spicy oil to give it that spicy cajun kick, but I actually wish they had injected a little more as I found the spicy level to be quite mild. I did find the chicken on the salty side, but I think that is usually the case for most fast food fried chicken. It’s been a while since I had Popeyes, but I think I enjoyed the chicken here a little more.
I had been drawn to their biscuits in the display case, which are drizzled with a shiny honey butter glaze.
Mr. K enjoyed the biscuits more than I did. I liked the crispy edges but found the biscuit itself to be too dense.
Overall, we had a decent experience here. If you’re in the area and craving fast food fried chicken, it is a pretty good option.
Krispy Krunchy Chicken
(inside 99 Ranch Market)
5950 Balboa Ave
San Diego, CA 92111