Who says that chickens can’t fly? Elevating chicken to soaring new heights comes Elevation Burger with a whole new menu section dedicated to their 100% USDA-certified organic, cage-free, halal chicken. Always committed to bringing you the best quality ingredients, it is right that the expectations for the chicken should be stratospheric, and trust us when we say that they do not disappoint. The wait is finally over, as the previously sold out chicken is back on the menu at Elevation Burger. Word has it that people loved the initial offerings so much, that it sold out in under a month!
Now that the chicken menu is back, we finally had our chance to try it! As the weather is getting a little cooler, bazaar took advantage of the gorgeous Al Bida’a Elevation Burger location to enjoy the new menu items. This venue has loads of outdoor seating lined with gorgeous little street lamps, as well as a spacious interior, so it’s relaxing to spend time here.
Perusing the menu listings, it looks simple but there are so many ways you can have your chicken! As well as burgers, there are chicken tenders and both options are made of 100 percent chicken breast. Experiencing the tenders is where you really can appreciate the chicken at its finest. The bread-crumbed chicken is moist and easy to bite into. You may also like to dip the grilled chicken tenders into the honey mustard sauce or tantalizingly tasty barbecue sauce that also comes as a choice of dip.
‘Chicken your way’ means that you can have your chicken burger plated with all the freshest ingredients of your liking; sauces, tomatoes, pickles…it is all there. Luckily Elevation Burger really knows what tastes delicious so they’ve thought up some great combinations already for you.
‘The Original’ chicken burger comes with ranch, pickles and shredded lettuce. The lettuce is so fresh that you can hear the crunch as you bite into the burger. It’s less of a ‘burger’ actually and more of a sandwich of two-pieces of thick, fillet of chicken breast which you can have grilled, or bread-crumbed. Inside, a substantial slice of real cheddar has been artfully placed to melt over all the chicken so you get a full flavor combination with each and every bite. As a cheese fan, it was more than a pleasant surprise to be able to detect the taste of the cheddar coming through, because the flavor of the chicken is so subtle. The sharpness of the pickle really sits well alongside the cheddar so it’s a very satisfying choice.
The original sandwich was tried with the gluten-free bread-crumbed chicken too and the way this coating is seasoned is delicious! The expert Elevation Burger staff next switched up the cheese to the Swiss cheese option on the original chicken burger choice. This brought out an altogether different and enjoyable flavor profile, as the almost nutty cheese combined with the seasoned bread-crumbed fillet provides taste notes that were not previously experienced. The lovely thing about Swiss cheese is that it keeps its pull for longer than cheddar, so you get to see those satisfying strings of melted cheese with each and every bite.
Then, we decided to dip into a sassy little offering with the ‘Spicy Sriracha’ burger. A chunky slice of whole, flavorsome, fresh tomato sits in the in-house Sriracha sauce. You choose again between grilled organic chicken breast, or coated with a subtly spiced, gluten-free light breadcrumb, and your cheese of cheddar or Swiss. The sauce has a warmth to it that envelops the taste-buds with pure deliciousness, so do take a walk on the spicy side and give this one a go!
All the burgers come in a potato bun with a texture strong enough to hold everything together but light enough so that you can squeeze the burger down to get a bigger bite of your sandwich. If you prefer an even lighter option though, you can of course order the chicken burger wrapped in Iceberg lettuce leaves.
If you haven’t tried chicken from a burger specialist like Elevation Burger before, then you simply must. This is real chicken like you have never tasted before! The sandwich flavors are subtle, well combined, and you’re left feeling fully satisfied. Definitely something you should cock-a-doodle-do!