Big’s Chicken is a big score


Big's Chicken

Big’s Chicken offers a plethora of chicken-related meals

Recently opened, Big’s Chicken has amassed attention from critics and fans alike. Unlike other restaurants, it’s earned its reputation through quality food, and not a pricey marketing campaign. The quality food is accompanied by an interesting aesthetic. Upon entry, you’re met with a rustic theme resembling that of an early 2000s Midwestern restaurant. With a modern kitchen, Big’s fuses a dated aesthetic with an efficient staff and modern kitchen—a recipe for quality food. The restaurant captures everything good about southern cooking and brings it right here to Beaverton.

Big’s set up shop back in April 2017, immediately gaining traction thanks to hit Food Network show Chopped. Season 22 winner Ben Bettinger is responsible for some of Big’s popularity. But don’t be fooled: Big’s doesn’t serve tiny dishes made to impress judges—it’s home-style chicken that almost everyone can take a liking towards. Ranging from Alabama-style seasoned wings to chicken sandwiches, there’s something for everyone on the menu.

Considering the quality, the food was cooked in a surprisingly fast amount of time. The chicken rivals something only your dad could barbecue in the backyard, taking hours on end. The signature wings were smoky, but still had the spicy kick and seasoning people are after. Not only does the chicken exceed expectations, the Jojos were exceptional. Thick-cut and seasoned, they are a must-pick side when buying wings. The service was both friendly and engaging due to the experienced staff, separating Big’s from competitors.

Unfortunately, there are no meal bundles with wings. From a consumer standpoint, it would be ideal to be able to buy wings a side and a beverage for one bundled price. But that’s not the case with Big’s. Purchasing wings only means you’ll buy a side and a drink if you so desire. It’s disappointing as a consumer that a signature dish doesn’t come as a meal, while chicken sandwiches can come as a combo.

A combo meal of a chicken sandwich and coleslaw. (Big’s Chicken)

Overall, Big’s captures the best of both worlds. Not only does it create an environment like no other in the Beaverton area, it continuously delivers with excellent food, time and time again. If you can’t get enough of Big’s, they also provide a catering service, and if you’re feeling adventurous, desserts are on the menu: buttermilk pie and banana pudding for whatever room you have left in your stomach.

With the best chicken in town, you won’t be taking anything in a to-go bag after your trip to Big’s. We recommend Big’s to anyone who enjoys some good ole’ fashion barbecue essentials.