Review: Chik Biscuit from Krystal
I’ve done far too much grubbing lately and being away from the home base facilitates in breaks of routine and extra poor decisions in food selection. Being in the presence of a Krystal restaurant (mmm, mini burgers) is a rarity for me, but I found myself passing by one last month and I made a mental note… “I’ll be seeing you on my way back”.
I was walking through the airport in Atlanta, short on time at the moment. On my way back to depart, other distractions took over and I missed out. Atlanta being a layover location on a trip a few weeks later gave me another opportunity to sample the southern fast food chain for the first time. At 8:45am on a Wednesday morning in July, I botched my decision for a memorable breakfast and went with something I’ve never had before in the Chik Biscuit from Krystal.
Krystal describes their Chik Biscuit like this:
For a break from the traditional breakfast sandwich, enjoy Krystal’s Chik Biscuit made with 100% all-white, whole chicken breast filet covered in a crisp, lightly seasoned breading served on a hot, square, buttery Krystal biscuit.
Chicken for breakfast seems to be available at a lot of places these days. The chicken biscuit breakfast sandwich specifically has shown up on many fast food menus in an effort to compete with the success of Chick-fil-A. So far in my experiences, most attempts at making a delicious chicken biscuit sandwich have fallen flat. In full disclosure, the Chick-fil-A Chicken Biscuit isn’t one of my favorite things in the world to begin with, but the copycats still don’t do it justice. The item is incredibly simple and plain so mess just one thing up and it’s a failure. A chicken filet served in a biscuit is all the Chik Biscuit is. I found the chicken filet to be both overly salty and tough to chew. There’s no juicy, moist texture to go through as the chicken seemed almost as dry as the biscuit.
This biscuit was crumbly and stale. I made more mess with these two simple ingredients than I’d care to admit, but here it goes. You know how Cookie Monster can’t seem to not make a mess? Or what the Rock Biter in The Neverending Story looks like when getting his grub on? Pretty sure that’s what comes to mind when someone is witness to me working on this biscuit. While I’m on the subject of sharing my maturity level with my childhood references, just know that I must have looked like a child trying to piece together the puzzle of the shattered biscuit. Maybe I shouldn’t have started my first Krystal experience with something from the breakfast menu at the airport location, but I did and shame on me. I paid $2.59 for this pathetic Chik Biscuit which puts it more expensive than what I’ve paid for similar offerings at McDonald’s and CFA.
Simplicity is tricky and it’s easy to be exposed when you can’t hide under a glut of sauces or cheeses. With the Chik Biscuit, there are two main ingredients and both lacked quality enough to make any sort of positive impression on me. A Krystal Burger was really what I should’ve been going after, but my limitations steered me in the direction of something I’ve had many times before and have yet to find a really standout candidate. Someone please suggest to me a chicken biscuit worthy of trying because I’ve lost faith in the product that sounds incredible on paper. I love chicken and biscuits, but chicken biscuits have let me down.
Pros: Traveling to find something better. The Krystal cashier was shockingly nice.
Cons: My first Krystal experience. Crumbly stale biscuit and chew-toy chicken.
Grubbing on-the-go: 5.00/10
Overall GrubGrade: 4.75/10
More Info: Krystal.com
Serving size: 129g
Calories from fat: 160
Total fat: 18g
Saturated fat: 6g
Total carbs: 43g
Dietary fiber: 1g