I need to bring some to an afternoon thing today. I don't really eat fried chicken unless I go home to visit my mother. Thanks for any help.
Who makes the best retail fried chicken?
|by Anonymous||reply 35||09/30/2013|
Where do you live?
Some of the grocery store chains actually have pretty good fried chicken (compared to KFC or Popeye's). Ralph's/Kroeger's is good.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||09/29/2013|
R1's idea is grossly underseasoned chicken.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||09/29/2013|
R2 sounds like a fattie who only likes greasy, over salted, chicken.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||09/29/2013|
I live in Royal Oak, MI and we have a local chain called chicken Shack that's superior to any franchise crap I ever had. There are about 6 of them in the state, I think.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||09/29/2013|
Is this the Size 36 Waist thread?
|by Anonymous||reply 5||09/29/2013|
Henderson's or Big Mama's Chicken and Waffle
|by Anonymous||reply 6||09/29/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 7||09/29/2013|
Kennedy Fried Chicken on Queens Blvd.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||09/29/2013|
You really do have to go to your poorer neighborhoods for good fried chicken. On a Sunday, your freshest chicken will be from 11-1pm. Locals pickup a shitload after church. Same goes for fried seafood.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||09/29/2013|
If you go to KFC, just get a bucket of the chicken strips (not the bone-in chicken). Those are decent enough, easy to eat at a party without getting messy, and come with dipping sauces for variety.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||09/29/2013|
Forget KFC. That stuff is gross
|by Anonymous||reply 11||09/29/2013|
KFC popcorn chicken. MMMMM.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||09/29/2013|
I'm partial to spicy Popeye's myself.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||09/29/2013|
In my neighborhood (Brooklyn, NY) the best fried chicken is made by our local take-out Chinese restaurants. Why the Chinese have figured out the art to deep fat frying is beyond me, but their southern style fried chicken is the best. It's a big seller for them.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||09/29/2013|
Definitely not KFC. They have the worst fried chicken of any of the big franchises.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||09/29/2013|
If you live near a Publix Grocery store their Fried Chicken is fantastic.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||09/29/2013|
Zagat doesn't think so R15.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||09/29/2013|
Popeye's by a mile--if you have to go that route.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||09/29/2013|
R14 There's a Korean grocery store in Oakland, CA that makes the best fried chicken I've had. Whodathunk.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||09/29/2013|
Popeyes seems to be the best “global” brand. Does anyone know of any up and coming chains that have good organic/free range fried chicken?
|by Anonymous||reply 20||09/29/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 21||09/29/2013|
In Kansas City--- Stroud's.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||09/29/2013|
Popeye's is pretty good, once in a while. My own is muc, much better...for you and taste wise.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||09/29/2013|
Salt and Seasoning are two different things. I like SEASONED, with pepper and herbs, not salty and greasy, never.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||09/29/2013|
R20 Chain..no. But if you are in NY Empire Biscuit will be doing organic free range Yardbird fried with an orange sauce. I had it at a tasting last night...amazing.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||09/29/2013|
Basically, you deserve whatever you get for waiting until this late in the game, OP.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||09/29/2013|
My corner market still makes broasted chicken. Something akin to pressure deep frying. On Sundays they line up for it, get there early.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||09/29/2013|
Los Pollos Hermanos
|by Anonymous||reply 28||09/29/2013|
For cheap chains, Roy Rogers beat Popeye to death, at least along northeast corridor.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||09/29/2013|
Bojangles. THE BEST.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||09/29/2013|
Church's Church's Church's Church's Church's
I moved to a place with no Church's and whenever I travel to a city with Church's I make sure that I make a visit.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||09/29/2013|
Los Pollos Hermanos in Albuquerque, New Mexico
|by Anonymous||reply 32||09/29/2013|
We have Popeye's and KFC here. Neither are very good. I much rather make my chicken at home either grilled on the Weber pot or baked in the oven. Much less greasy.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||09/30/2013|
Retail fried chicken? Does that mean there is wholesale fried chicken?
|by Anonymous||reply 34||09/30/2013|
R33, neither of which is fried chicken. You're in the wrong thread.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||09/30/2013|