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Day 18 of 365: Zankou Chicken

Zankou Chicken in Pasadena has hit the spot for our family anytime we think of roasted chicken.  There’s nothing better, really…, nothing better, than the moist, hot rotisserie chicken with extra crispy skin.

Zankou Chicken

It is usually served with pita bread, the most amazing garlic spread and pretty good humus (garbanzo bean spread with garlic and lemon.)  You can eat chicken separately or stuff it inside the pita pocket for a wonderful sandwich.  I also love their pickles, which are actually pickled turnips and always ask for extras.

Zankou 1/4 Chicken Dark Plate

They also serve a variety of other items like kebabs, tri-tip shawerma and tarna wraps among others.  If you want to be exotic, you might want to try Mutabbal – Grilled organic eggplants, fresh garlic and tahini blended together and topped with olive oil and paprika or Falafel – spiced chickpeas and fava beans which are ground into a paste, formed into balls, and then fried.
Still, my favorite is their rotisserie chicken.

Zankou Chicken interior

Zankou recently started promoting the health benefits of their offerings.  Per their website:

Rotisserie Chicken

Roasted chicken is a very good source of protein, providing 67.6% of the daily value for protein in just 4 ounces (one chicken breast). whfoods.com

Chicken IS PACKED WITH Vitamin B6, which helps maintain the health of red blood cells, the nervous system, and parts of the immune system. (American Cancer Society)

Garbanzo Beans/Chickpeas

Our Hummus and Falafels are made fresh with garbanzo beans, a good source of fiber that can help lower cholesterol and improve blood sugar levels. It may also reduce the risk of breast and prostate cancer, as well as other cancers (American Cancer Society).

Fresh Garlic

Garlic may decrease risks of multiple cancers (American Heart Association).

There are several locations, but why look further than the one on Colorado Blvd. For simple, healthy dining, if you haven’t already, try Zankou, you won’t be disappointed. That’s why we can stop in on any day after 365 Things To Do in Pasadena activity.

Zankou Chicken
1296 E. Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91106

Store Hours:
10 AM – 10 PM Everyday
(626) 405-1502

Credit Cards are now accepted.

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