Last night I tried a new restaurant in Decatur (a suburb of Atlanta) called Seven Hens located near Emory University. Seven Hens is a quick service restaurant that specializes in gourmet schnitzel style international chicken cutlets seasoned in different spices and bread crumbs topped with toppings and sauces. They use all fresh ingredients and work with a lot of local partners to source products.
They have several different internationally inspired flavors that you can choose from like Indian, Italian, French, American, Chinese, Mexican. They also have an option called the World Traveler which allows you to customize your chicken anyway you want. Each flavor is unique because its seasoned with spices and toppings unique to that part of the world.You can get it as a sandwich, a wrap, a salad, and even grilled.
Once I arrived I was handed a pair of gloves and an apron and I was put to work immediately. The chef showed me how they make the chicken and talked to me about the different ways you can customize it to your liking.
I made the Indian and French style chicken; their two most popular flavors. I got them as a wrap. I brought along my mom as a guest and she got the Italian. The Indian is topped with a cucumber salad, a curry yogurt, lettuce, tomato, and onion. The Italian is made with Italian breadcrumbs, pesto, sun-dried tomato aioli, lettuce, tomato, and onion.
They were all really yummy and I can’t wait to come back with friends. The wrap was huge but it wasn’t too heavy. This place is great for college students looking to escape the campus fare and families that want an easy idea for dinner on a hot summer night.
So the next time you are in Atlanta and near Decatur stop into Seven Hens for a bite to eat.