#147 of 159 Panama City Beach Restaurants

Slim Chickens

Local Expert's Rating:
4 / 5
The Bottom Line:

If you love Southern fried chicken, you will love Slim Chickens. Here, you can get the freshest chicken made with the best chicken cuts available, all hand-breaded and cooked in trans-fat-free soybean oil. Visiting one of these locations will be a decision you won’t regret. 

- The FloridaPanhandle.com Local Expert Team

Beginning in the Delta and now spanning virtually the entire United States, Slim Chickens is a casual-fast food restaurant chain. Slim Chickens specializes in chicken & waffles, chicken, wraps, wings, chicken tenders, salads, and more. There are currently over one hundred separate locations of Slim Chickens. There is a good chance you can visit one at various spots throughout the nation. 

Slim Chickens—founded by Greg Smart and Tom Gorden— was born of the two friends’ mission of making the best hand-breaded chicken ever. Using only the freshest ingredients, all served in the most friendly atmosphere possible. The idea was to create a restaurant where guests could relax and feel at home, all while enjoying amazingly delicious chicken. 

The 100% all-natural premium tenders are the foundation of what makes this chicken different. This is the best cut you can get for tenders. Added to this is the time-tested recipe that has quickly become a household favorite. The flavor is then locked in with the southern-style buttermilk marinade. Each order is lightly breaded by hand. 

In addition to ordering for yourself or eating inside a franchise location, Slim Chickens also offers catering-sized portions that allow you to order this delicious food for your next get-together or party. Catering from Slim Chickens is ideal for a party of any size. There is something for everyone from their famous chicken to fresh salads and wraps to their delicious desserts. Catering can also be brought right to you via delivery. 

When visiting Slim Chickens, there isn’t a bad option on the menu. However, some items have earned the distinction of being considered Slim Picks specialties, which you must try:

Hand-Spun Strawberry
This rich, creamy milkshake features the unmistakable flavor of summer thanks to fresh strawberries. This is a great addition to a meal or a treat to enjoy on its own.

Slim’s Meal
Slim Chickens is known for this meal. It includes five all-natural, hand-breaded chicken tenders, two sauces, classic Texas Toast, a choice of Slim’s side, and a medium drink. This Slim’s Meal was the first combo added to the menu. It still remains immensely popular today.

Wing Meal (8 Wing)
This wing meal includes wings that are fried and then coated with house sauces. Each meal is served with two dipping sauces, a classic side, and a medium drink. Sauces range from sweet to spicy with a bit of everything in between. 

Chicken & Waffles
This signature dish features friend tenders over a waffle topped with syrup, and butter, and comes with a cold drink. Considered the art of comfort food perfected, it is a must-try at Slim Chickens if you have never experienced it for yourself.  

Smokey Cheddar Wrap Meal
This all-natural wrap features chicken tenders and a tangy BBQ sauce, lettuce, shredded cheddar cheese, and ranch. All this is wrapped in a jalapeno cheddar tortilla, creating a zesty, smoky taste of fresh deliciousness in each and every bite. This meal is served with a side and a drink. 

Cayenne Ranch Chicken Sandwich Meal
This Southern-fried chicken breast sandwich, including crispy fried onions, and cayenne ranch mayo comes with a medium drink and side. 

Southern Sides
With the meals at Slim Chickens, you can choose from a variety of southern sides. For example, mac&cheese, coleslaw, potato salad, french fries, fried pickles, fried okra, fried mushrooms, or a side salad. 

Slim’s Salad
For a lighter fare, choose Slims Salad. It features fresh greens, all-natural chicken tenders (fried or grilled), fried onions, tomatoes, shredded cheese, croutons, and cucumbers.

Insider Tips:
-Slim Chickens has their own mobile rewards app that allows you to skip the line and order all menu items without the wait. You can also earn rewards by referring a friend to the app. Additionally, you can also enjoy a birthday treat on your birthday as part of the Slimthusiast Rewards program. 
-Guest reviews mention the abundance of sauces. Another benefit offered by Slim Chickens. 
-Slim Chickens offers online ordering options through GrubHub and DoorDash.