Food of the Seventies, Chicken Delight

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In the 60's or 70's there was a chain of fast food delivery restaurants known as "Chicken Delight",it was just chicken, fries, and rolls with honey, delivered to your home in between two paper plates. Anyone remember the jingle, "don't cook tonight, call Chicken Delight"?
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sammy - July 16, 2008 - Report this comment
Growing up in Kentucky, we always heard of Chicken Delight, but never had it at our fingertips. Lily Tomlin's Edith Ann mentions it on her lp, And That's The Truth. There was still a Chicken Delight on Hollywood BLVD, here in Hollywood, (it may still be there,) a few years back. VERY WIERD PLACE!!! Now there's a freaky little restaurant with a recycled Chicken Delight sign. I guess it costs less to buy a used sign and replace or rearrange the letters a little. This place is called Kitchen Delight.
KimBob - July 16, 2009 - Report this comment
Reading down the list of alphabetical foods and came across Chicken Delight. I knew it was familiar but not sure why. I grew up in Long Beach, CA. We must have ordered from Chicken Delight.
Anne - March 21, 2010 - Report this comment
Best chicken and ribs of my childhood. When dad ordered he would say --don't forget the honey--Honey. :)
Doug - July 16, 2010 - Report this comment
I grew up in Anaheim California in the 1960's and I clearly remember the Chicken Delight commercials and jingle. My Aunt in Long Beach and my Grandma in Lakewood would often order Chicken Delight when my family came over to visit. Good times.
Howard - August 06, 2010 - Report this comment
Chicken Delight was owned by the same people as Pizza Man. Their slogan was "Don't cook Chicken Delight!"
Rick - October 21, 2010 - Report this comment
I remember the Chicken Delight in South Gate. The delivery person wore a chicken outfit. I loved that Chicken.
Mark - March 19, 2012 - Report this comment
We had the chicken delight in Goleta, remember the thick paper plates, they would flip one over and staple them together to seal, looked like a fat flying saucer, thought about this today, as the jingle came out of nowhere and into my thoughts...
Robert - February 04, 2015 - Report this comment
Back in the early 60's I work for a Chicken Delight store on Queens Blvd,in Forest Hills,the owners were a great husband and wife couple Sal & Lana.Thanks for the great memories,great food ,great people.
Donna - July 24, 2015 - Report this comment
In the mid 60's every Saturday night was Don't cook tonight call Chicken Delight night. My dad would place the order and I would sit at the kitchen table with money in hand and when the bell rang, I'd run to the door and gave the driver the money.I'd take the food and open mine up and started eating. My mom would get mad and would say, young ladies do not behave that way,that was the last time I was allowed to answer the door. I was living in Long Beach Calif at the time and when we moved back to Mass, I was disappointed. I'm in my mid 50's and to this day, I still remember Saturday night as being special.These so called chicken places that around now can not hold a candle to Chicken Delight.
ginny - October 15, 2015 - Report this comment
I lived in Long Beach N.Y. and had chicken delight there too. I really miss that chicken. Do they still make it any where?
Ray - June 25, 2016 - Report this comment
Chicken Delight is still alive. The location in Rahway, NJ still puts out the food you remember. Don't Cook Tonight, Call Chicken Delight...WE DELIVER!
asimov - January 30, 2017 - Report this comment
I grew up in Lansing, Michigan, and my parents sometimes ordered Chicken Delight. It was always a treat, the way the Colonel would become a decade later, except CD delivered. Chicken Delight was referenced in Harvard Lampoon's satirical novel "Bored of the Rings."
Louie aquino - October 07, 2017 - Report this comment
I'm from the bronx, the Chicken Delight my parents patronize was on Crotona Park and 174th right above the Cross Bronx Expressway. Early 60ties,it was great chicken, I live in Denver Colorado now, they never heard of Chicken Delight. In my neighborhood that was the chicken to buy, their were no KFC among other brands
J.Jasper - February 03, 2018 - Report this comment
Help me. I remember I chicken delivery service with a chicken perched a top the delivery vehicle leaving from Preakness shopping center, Wayne, nj. Can't find picture of it. I think it was Chicken Delight. Am I alone on this?
Arm - February 06, 2018 - Report this comment
There is still a chicken delight in westbury ny. Just 30 min from Long Beach. Love that place. Hasn’t changed since I was little. Don’t cook tonight.

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