I was speaking with someone the other day about a new chicken restaurant opening in Sioux Falls and with a sigh they said, "Not another fried chicken place." Au contraire! Cowboy Chicken at 41st and Garfield in Sioux Falls is not deep-fat fried or broasted chicken.

Cowboy Chicken serves all-natural, hormone-free, fresh rotisserie chickens that are seasoned in store, marinated for 24 hours and roasted over a wood-burning fire for two hours. The wood they use in their fire is sourced locally, reinvesting back into the community.

Cowboy Chicken was founded in Dallas in 1981. This is their first restaurant in South Dakota.  Cowboy Chicken is a fast-casual restaurant. Order at the counter and the food is brought to your table. They even clear your table when you're done.

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Anthony Wright/Townsquare Media

You need a little something to accompany your melt-in-your-mouth chicken, so they offer homemade side dishes too. Some of the favorites include Twice Baked Potaters made daily in house. The Baked Mac and Cheese and Ranchero Beans are also made in house daily. According to David Ryburn, the district manager for the Sioux Falls franchise, the Ranchero Beans are like none other you've tried in this area. They have a southwest flare with a little cilantro on top.

Not only do they serve whole and pieces of rotisserie chicken, they use that same chicken in their famous enchiladas. All white meat enchiladas are hand rolled in corn tortillas and topped with housemade tomatillo-sour cream sauce.

Cowboy Chicken has a nice selection of sandwiches using their pulled rotisserie chicken.

Cowboy Chicken makes fresh guacamole and pico de gallo daily. Another item made fresh in-house is their dessert. Grab a piece of peach cobbler and add a scoop of ice cream.

To wash it all down, try their seasonal ice teas including apple tea.

Kids Night is every Monday night from 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Kids 10 and under can enjoy a free meal off the kids menu with the purchase of an adult entree.

Cowboy Chicken is open seven days a week from 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM. They even offer delivery and catering services.

Download the Cowboy Chicken app on your phone and get $5 off your first visit. Plus, for every $50 you spend, you'll receive a $5 reward.

The restaurant will celebrate their grand opening the week of February 19 with lots of specials offers planned. Check their Facebook page for details.

Looking for a new career? Cowboy Chicken is hiring. Check out the openings here.

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