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Who makes the best retail fried chicken?

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.

by Anonymousreply 3509/30/2013

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 Anonymousreply 109/29/2013

R1's idea is grossly underseasoned chicken.

by Anonymousreply 209/29/2013

R2 sounds like a fattie who only likes greasy, over salted, chicken.

by Anonymousreply 309/29/2013

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 Anonymousreply 409/29/2013

Is this the Size 36 Waist thread?

by Anonymousreply 509/29/2013

Henderson's or Big Mama's Chicken and Waffle

by Anonymousreply 609/29/2013


by Anonymousreply 709/29/2013

Kennedy Fried Chicken on Queens Blvd.

by Anonymousreply 809/29/2013

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 Anonymousreply 909/29/2013

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 Anonymousreply 1009/29/2013

Forget KFC. That stuff is gross

by Anonymousreply 1109/29/2013

KFC popcorn chicken. MMMMM.

by Anonymousreply 1209/29/2013

I'm partial to spicy Popeye's myself.

by Anonymousreply 1309/29/2013

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 Anonymousreply 1409/29/2013

Definitely not KFC. They have the worst fried chicken of any of the big franchises.

by Anonymousreply 1509/29/2013

If you live near a Publix Grocery store their Fried Chicken is fantastic.

by Anonymousreply 1609/29/2013

Zagat doesn't think so R15.

by Anonymousreply 1709/29/2013

Popeye's by a mile--if you have to go that route.

by Anonymousreply 1809/29/2013

R14 There's a Korean grocery store in Oakland, CA that makes the best fried chicken I've had. Whodathunk.

by Anonymousreply 1909/29/2013

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 Anonymousreply 2009/29/2013

Raising Cane's

by Anonymousreply 2109/29/2013

In Kansas City--- Stroud's.

by Anonymousreply 2209/29/2013

Popeye's is pretty good, once in a while. My own is muc, much better...for you and taste wise.

by Anonymousreply 2309/29/2013

Salt and Seasoning are two different things. I like SEASONED, with pepper and herbs, not salty and greasy, never.

by Anonymousreply 2409/29/2013

R20 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 Anonymousreply 2509/29/2013

Basically, you deserve whatever you get for waiting until this late in the game, OP.

by Anonymousreply 2609/29/2013

My corner market still makes broasted chicken. Something akin to pressure deep frying. On Sundays they line up for it, get there early.

by Anonymousreply 2709/29/2013

Los Pollos Hermanos

by Anonymousreply 2809/29/2013

For cheap chains, Roy Rogers beat Popeye to death, at least along northeast corridor.

by Anonymousreply 2909/29/2013

Bojangles. THE BEST.

by Anonymousreply 3009/29/2013

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 Anonymousreply 3109/29/2013

Los Pollos Hermanos in Albuquerque, New Mexico

by Anonymousreply 3209/29/2013

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 Anonymousreply 3309/30/2013

Retail fried chicken? Does that mean there is wholesale fried chicken?

by Anonymousreply 3409/30/2013

R33, neither of which is fried chicken. You're in the wrong thread.

by Anonymousreply 3509/30/2013
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