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.
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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.
First Look: Leghorn Chicken Brings 'Socially Conscious' Fried Chicken Sandwiches to Ukrainian Village
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 Nellcôte, so it makes sense that they'd go the extra mile at Leghorn Chicken.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Other dishes here are decent, but this is really a one-dish spot—clean and bright and well run. Good fried chicken. No waiting.
There aren't any surprises with this sandwich: it's the awesome Crisp fried chicken in a different outfit.
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.
It's too early for a full blown review, but at first blush, I like what I see at Honey Butter Fried Chicken.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.