Do not waste your time with Bucky’s Hot Chicken

Jocelyn Sandusky, Reporter

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Anyone who had been waiting for Bakersfield to get a delicious Nashville Hot chicken sandwich spot will have to continue waiting. The fairly new food truck, Bucky’s Hot Chicken, is bland and over-compensates for its lack of flavor with an overbearing bomb of powdery seasoning.

Over the past couple of years, Nashville Hot chicken sandwich restaurants, like Howlin’ Ray’s in Los Angeles, have been taking the country by storm. With lines that take well over two hours to get through, restaurants have been desperately trying to recreate the magic that Howlin’ Ray’s was able to make an empire out of.

But unfortunately, Bucky’s Hot Chicken falls flat.

The chicken sliders, which contain a seasoned chicken tender, pickles, coleslaw and chipotle mayo, are incredibly dry and bland. They try to mask the underwhelming flavor of the chicken itself with seasoning that is probably far too spicy for the average person.

Their four spice tiers are mild, medium, hot, and extra hot. Yes, the hot and extra hot options will burn your mouth and have you gasping for air, but if they were anchored with a juicy piece of chicken, the torture would be worth it.

To make matters worse, the collection of seasoning tastes like spicy dirt. It is so powdery and bitter and if you’re not careful, you will inhale it and almost choke to death.

The bread for the sliders was fine but the coleslaw and chipotle mayo were unnecessary because they added no flavor, and even if they did, it is doubtful you could taste it under the fog of spices.

Bucky’s Hot Chicken has no business being in the food industry. Its only purpose in the world is to be a destination for 17-year-old bloggers as they make YouTube videos of themselves trying the extra hot chicken as they choke and cry on camera for views.

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