Earlier this week, we got a delivery of Big’s Chicken at my house. I didn’t wait for my family to get home; I dipped a jojo into their white gold sauce and forgot everything that might have troubled me the moment before.
Here are three chicken spots and some of their magical sauces, in no particular order:
Big’s Chicken: White Gold Sauce
This sauce is a white Alabama-style BBQ sauce. It’s like mayonnaise spun into, well, gold.
Location: Northeast Portland and Beaverton
Mama Bird: Chimichurri or Vadouvan Curry
It’s a tough choice for best sauce here — between the oily herb-filled chimichurri or the curry yogurt with a hint of sweetness. But you can opt for both!
Location: Northwest Portland
Chicken and Guns: Peruvian Aji Sauce
Described as a creamy jalapeno, cilantro, lime, and garlic sauce, it’s got a kick. According to the menu, you can buy a bottle to take home.
Locations: Cartlandia food cart pod in Southeast and a relatively new brick-and-mortar in Gales Creek, Ore.
What’s your favorite Portland comfort food? Do you have any favorite secret sauces that come with chicken and potatoes?