About Us

We specialize in fried chicken tender meals. Our mission is to make people happy with simple and tasty comfort food. We believe in quality, service, cleanliness, value, and the golden rule.

Our Chicken

Actual Chicken Tenders

Real Canadian grain-fed chicken tenderloins. Not strips. Not fingers.

Actually Fresh

Fresh, never frozen, marinated twelve hours, hand battered, cooked fresh to order.

Simple Ingredients

Chicken, milk, eggs, flour, vegetable oil, salt, spices.

No Hormones, Steroids, Plumpers, or Growth Antibiotics

No thank you.

No Preservatives, Additives, Fillers, or Colours

None of the usual ingredients found in fast food chicken.

  • No hydrogenated palm oil
  • No isolated soy protein
  • No monosodium glutamate
  • No modified food starch
  • No lecithin
  • No carrageenan
  • No sodium phosphate
  • No monocalcium phosphate
  • No sodium aluminum sulfate
  • No mono and diglycerides
  • No maltodextrin
  • No tocopherol
  • No microcrystalline cellulose
  • No tert-butylhydroquinone
  • No yellow or other dyes

Our Sides

Crinkle Frites

PEI Russet Burbank potatoes, canola oil, sea salt.

Garlic Cheese Toast

Thick-sliced rosemary focaccia, garlic butter, whole milk mozzarella.

Poulette Sauce

Secret housemade sauce for dipping.


Real chicken stock, butter-flour roux, minced fried chicken, house spices.


Crisp green cabbage, carrots, tangy housemade dressing.

Iced Tea

Pure filtered water, real brewed tea, cane sugar, from Gold Peak Iced Tea.


Pure filtered water, real lemon juice, cane sugar, from Simply Lemonade.

Soft Drinks

Variety of Coca-Cola beverages.

Our Concept

We do one thing: quality chicken tenders. This specialization allows us to focus, to do things better and more efficiently.

Doing one thing means higher quality, faster service, and better value. Our limited menu makes this possible.

Our commitment to one thing means we never compromise on quality, cut corners, or clutter our menu with things that don't fit.

Do One Thing Well

Our Story

We always wanted to fry chicken. Something simple, tasty, happy, comforting, high quality, and good value. Something that appealed to families, young and old. Chicken tenders were the answer.

Chicken tenders get a bad rap. They don't get the respect they deserve. They're relegated to pub food and kids menus. We thought we could do better. So we set up shop inside a restaurant in Oakville and started cooking. The rest is history.

Although we are inspired by the decades of chicken frying history in Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, and Kentucky, we are a uniquely Canadian fried chicken joint. Poulette is 100% Canadian owned and operated.

Our Name

Poulette is French for "young chicken", which is fun, because we're young chickens in this business. Poulette also relates to frying. Many years ago, only young chickens were suitable for frying.

Why French? It's a nod to Canada's connection to fried chicken in the South. Did you know that the Acadians ("Cajuns") that settled in Louisiana were French Canadians?

Our Principles

We operate on five simple principles that anyone can understand.

1. Quality

Food should be simple, tasty, consistent, and made from scratch with whole ingredients.

2. Service

Service should be fast, friendly, tidy, attentive, and knowledgeable.

3. Cleanliness

Everything and everybody should be clean and well maintained.

4. Value

Portions should be generous. Prices should be fair. Products should be available in value sizes.

5. The Golden Rule

Treat others as you want to be treated. Including guests, employees, suppliers, and community.