6/11/2013 10:00:00 AM

15 Crave-Worthy Fried Chicken Dishes in Chicago

Crispy skin, juicy meat, lightly seasoned – these are the criteria for quality fried chicken. This signature dish sounds a lot easier than it actually is. Between curing and brining, coating and seasoning, preparing a quality bird is an art as well as a science. We think these 15 fried chickens hit the spot in Chicago.


  1. Um, fried chicken fail... Best in Chicago is the smoked fried chicken at Lilie's Q (I know, it burned, but its reopening soon). Also missed the Chicken and Waffles at Fat Willys on Sundays. Browns fried chicken is a greasy disgusting mess.

  2. White Fence Farm for those of us that remember Midwestern farm cooking.