11 Ways to Enjoy Fried Chicken
Fried chicken never fails to satiate our cravings for something meaty, crispy, and delicious. A perfectly-prepped bird is the ultimate culinary experience. It intermingles a heavenly cornucopia of flavors, textures, and temperatures. Add your favorite sauce and you’re headed for a memorable food-induced nap.
Most importantly, it doesn’t matter if you prefer wings, thighs, breaded, battered, bone-in, boneless, spicy or mild, we’re offering plenty of yummy ways to enjoy fried chicken all across the country.
Fried Chicken in Unexpected Places:
Believe it or not, some of our seafood-focused restaurants offer up mouth-watering fried chicken entrees, like Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab. Therefore, Joe’s bird is some of the crispiest chicken you’ll ever have, lovingly coated in seasoned flour and secret cracker meal blend.
Naoki Sushi’s fried chicken is available a la carte in the restaurant or for dine-in/carry out seven days a week. Chef Naoki’s savory fried chicken tastes best with some Asian-inspired sides such as yuzu coleslaw, roasted sweet potatoes, panko-crusted mac & cheese and more (sides only available for takeout/delivery). Learn more about Naoki Fried Chicken!
The new Fried Chicken & King Crab Combination meal is Quality Crab & Oyster Bah’s play on surf and turf! Perfectly-brined chicken is fried to a golden crisp and paired with two whole Alaskan King Crab Legs.
Fried Chicken Specials:
Bub City’s chicken and waffles take a classic dish and flip it on its head. Their Southern Fried Chicken is dipped in buttermilk and secret spices, fried and offered in Original, Buffalo, or Nashville Hot. It sits confidently atop a fluffy waffle, but comes adorned with bacon-jalapeno honey (and country gravy during weekend brunch).
If you think that sounds good, just wait until you try the All-You-Can-Eat Fried Chicken Special on Wednesdays. Learn more about Bub City’s $5 weekday specials.
At L. Woods, the Buttermilk Fried Chicken special on Sundays is the same stick-to-your-ribs deliciousness that’ll remind you of the fried chicken dinners Meemaw used to make. It comes with a biscuit, mashed potatoes and homemade coleslaw.
Another excellent option for a fried chicken dinner is Wildfire’s Monday Night Special. Only available at Wildfire locations in Glenview, Oak Brook, Schaumburg and Lincolnshire, this generous serving of Southern Fried Chicken with coleslaw, redskin mashed potatoes, mushroom gravy, a homemade biscuit, and grade “A” honey is therefore the perfect remedy for easing into the work week.
M Burger is certainly a great spot if you’re looking for some “tender” love and affection. Hand-breaded and fried to perfection, the Crispy Chicken Strips come with your choice of ranch, tangy mayo, M Burger’s house sauce, BBQ sauce, or Buffalo sauce.
Ramen-San’s Karaage Chicken Nuggets with lime kosho aioli is prepared with a Japanese frying technique designed to elicit a super tender, meaty interior while retaining a crunchy exterior.
For the Thigh and Wing Lovers:
Try the Buttermilk Fried Chicken Thighs with piri-piri sauce and a shaved vegetable salad from Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! It’s the perfect portion, amount of spice and bite of food.
Chef CJ Jacobson delivers big flavor at Aba with Crispy Chicken Wings. This dish has tamarind glaze, white sesame, and tzatziki, a Mediterranean flare on a classic snack.