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13 Fantastic Fried Chicken Sandwiches in Chicago

Nick Kindelsperger 10 comments

It's never been a better time to feast on fried chicken sandwiches in Chicago. While there are more options than we could ever catalog, here is a collection of some of our favorites. More

Lunch in the Loop: Harold's Chicken Shack

Lunch in the Loop Dennis Lee 8 comments

We all occasionally need a bit of fried chicken to get through the day. And you can find a ton of it at Harold's Chicken Shack, one of many locations in Chicago, in the southern part of the Loop. More

First Look: Leghorn Chicken Brings 'Socially Conscious' Fried Chicken Sandwiches to Ukrainian Village

First Look Nick Kindelsperger 13 comments

Why are people in Chicago freaking out over a fried chicken sandwich joint? Well, this is the latest project by the Element Collective, the same folks who cure their own sausage at Old Town Social and mill their own flour at NellcĂ´te, so it makes sense that they'd go the extra mile at Leghorn Chicken. More

Seriously Good Chicken Strips? Find Them at Farmhouse Chicken Strips and More in Ashburn

Titus Ruscitti 9 comments

I'm anti chicken strips. I don't even have kids yet, but one rule I already have in place should they ever arrive is no chicken strips after five. You can imagine the skepticism I had one day while driving by a new place on 79th St. with chicken strips in its name. So why are they good? More

A Sandwich A Day: Spicy Southern Fried Chicken Sandwich at Northside Bar & Grill

A Sandwich a Day Tessa McLean 1 comment

We have pretty high standards for fried chicken in this city these days, but that doesn't mean the average bar can't take on the challenge. More

The Brunch Dish: Deep-Fried Winter Distractions at Parson's Chicken & Fish

The Brunch Dish Matt Kirouac Post a comment

Brunch at Parson's could not have come at a better time. As Chicago endures one of the most savage winters in recent memory, the sunny environment and vibrant comfort food at this Logan Square haunt are just the distraction we need. More

The Brunch Dish: Finger-lickin' Weekend Fare at Honey Butter Fried Chicken

The Brunch Dish Matt Kirouac 4 comments

Kiss your New Year's cleanses goodbye, there's fried chicken French toast to be had. Honey Butter Fried Chicken ups the comfort ante on brunch with a new selection of weekend brunch dishes. More

Visit MacArthur's for the Whole Soul Food Experience (Along with Some Good Fried Chicken)

Mike Gebert 5 comments

One of my favorite places to get fried chicken in Chicago is MacArthur's, the famous soul food restaurant on the West side. I go for the chicken, but also for the sides, the desserts, the line, and the experience. It's a place that's the de facto community center of its neighborhood. More

Big and Meaty Korean Chicken Wings at DAK

Mike Gebert Post a comment

Other dishes here are decent, but this is really a one-dish spot—clean and bright and well run. Good fried chicken. No waiting. More

A Sandwich a Day: Not So Common Crisp at Crisp

A Sandwich a Day Molly Durham 4 comments

There aren't any surprises with this sandwich: it's the awesome Crisp fried chicken in a different outfit. More

A (Small) Preview of Leghorn's Fried Chicken Sandwich

Brett Hickman Post a comment

Chef Jared Van Camp was excited about bringing a taste of this long gestating concept to the people this past weekend at Chicago Gourmet. In a city with no shortage of great fried chicken options, Leghorn is poised to join the crowd. More

First Impressions: Honey Butter Fried Chicken

Joe Roy 12 comments

It's too early for a full blown review, but at first blush, I like what I see at Honey Butter Fried Chicken. More

Five Suburban Chicago Fried Chicken Faves

Chicago Jennifer Olvera 4 comments

Evanston Chicken Shack, Hecky's Barbecue, Del Rhea's Chicken Basket, White Fence Farm and Rip's Tavern serve stellar fried chicken beyond city limits. More

A Sandwich a Day: The Pine at Reno

A Sandwich a Day Nick Kindelsperger 1 comment

Whether you prefer Southern-style or not, Chicago has no shortage of great fried chicken options. But a great fried chicken sandwich requires a little more forethought. More

10 Fried Chicken Dishes We Love in Chicago (Non Southern-Style Edition)

Chicago The Serious Eats Chicago Team 9 comments

Now, we love Southern-style fried chicken, with its crispy and well seasoned crust, but we also know that numerous other cuisines have their own equally delicious way with the bird. More

A Sandwich a Day: Buttermilk Fried Chicken on a Waffle at Bel 50

A Sandwich a Day Nick Kindelsperger 4 comments

Here's the deal with Bel 50: all the sandwiches come on waffles instead of bread. Sure, it's a gimmick, but it's also one that is so appealing (fresh waffles) and so simple (folded in half) it's astonishing no one has capitalized on this before now in Chicago. More

Deep Fried Chicago: Crisp

Deep Fried Chicago Joe Roy 4 comments

Irresolute palates take solace- marinated, battered, fried, and coated in a complex and flavorful sauce, Korean fried chicken is here to save the day. At Crisp in Lakeview, you can have your fried chicken and eat it too. More

This Week on Serious Eats Chicago

Chicago Nick Kindelsperger Post a comment

Check out the most popular posts over the past week, including our search for the best bowl of ramen in town, 14 Fried Chicken places you have to try, and some peppermint treats to get you in the holiday spirit. More

Chicago: 14 Fried Chicken Places We Love

Dennis Lee 12 comments

We've done all the hard work and scouted out 14 of the most beloved fried chicken places in Chicagoland. These are the places you'll be dreaming about for days to come. Check them out in our slideshow. More

Lunch in the Loop: Micky's Chicken & Fish

Dennis Lee 4 comments

Micky's Chicken & Fish is one of those guilty pleasures where you go if you're hell-bent on making yourself unproductive for the next four hours. It's also handy if you forgot your chapstick at home, because that oil will keep your lips covered in the terribly rough climate of your cubicle. More

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