Popeyes is great but so are these poultry specialists

Crispy skin is up there with life’s greatest pleasures, alongside hot sauce and honey butter. Don’t settle for anything less than a jarring crunch followed by the juicy flesh of a perfectly fried piece of chicken. From Nashville hot to Korean-style, these 20 poultry experts know their way around a frying and promise to serve up a satisfying bird every time. New additions to the list include South Side favorites Peach’s and Hienie’s, and Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises’ takeout spot Seaside’s.


Folks will have to find their own spot to enjoy Seaside’s offerings but it’s a small price to pay. Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises’ carryout- and delivery-only joint, which is attached to Oyster Bah, evokes the spirit of a Jersey Shore picnic with “boardwalk-style” chicken. The product is sourced from Miller’s Farm, brined, double-battered, and fried to order. It pairs nicely with chef Donny Farrell’s rotating selection of “four letter” hot sauces.