For some stupid reason I bought 8 pieces of 'Fresh Fried' chicken from the deli section of a 'very large national' grocery chain. And it was awful. It looked great, especially watching them make it. But the breading was soggy and salty. The meat was okay but I was after the whole fried chicken eating experience. The only way I was able to turn it into something semi reasonable was throw it in the oven @ 400 for 20 minutes to crisp it up. Then dip the pieces I was eating in BBQ sauce to break up the salt.
However, will never buy it again and save my craving for good fried chicken when I have the time to make it myself.
Just needed to get this off my chest. I feel bad for caving in to a very weak moment in my culinary desires!