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Re:Best chicken you have ever eaten.......................... 2011/06/05 18:51:32 (permalink)
I really enjoyed the chicken (along with the other items) at the Daniel Boone Inn in Boone, NC.  After foolishly not checking we found they did not accept credit cards. There were several large signs attesting to that fact but we didn't see them. They did accept our personal check for payment though we lived several hundred miles away. The chicken was quite good.
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Re:Best chicken you have ever eaten.......................... 2011/06/05 21:35:34 (permalink)
Gus's in Memphis is tops on my list.  I was watching a fried chicken show on one of the food channels and they showed Gus's.  There is no flour used.  Its only a rub mixed with a little water.  Who would have thought!!!!!!!!!!!  Makes it gluten free.
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Re:Best chicken you have ever eaten.......................... 2011/06/05 22:16:05 (permalink)
Tell you what, I had some damn good chicken at Wheatberry Tavern in Buchanan, Michigan, about half an hour from South Bend proper. It was righteously smoked and bbq'd, crisp skin and juicy, tender meat, with the bbq sauce on the side.
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Re:Best chicken you have ever eaten.......................... 2011/06/06 02:04:59 (permalink)
hannahbannah

Gus's in Memphis is tops on my list.  I was watching a fried chicken show on one of the food channels and they showed Gus's.  There is no flour used.  Its only a rub mixed with a little water.  Who would have thought!!!!!!!!!!!  Makes it gluten free.

 
Wow. Thanks. I had been to Gus's in Memphis years ago but now that I am gluten free I forgot that they used no flour. That's great.
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Re:Best chicken you have ever eaten.......................... 2011/06/11 14:38:09 (permalink)
Chicken Bonne Femme at Tujague's restaurant.  My brother was visiting from Houston, we sat at a small table in the bar and had a couple beers, ate a half order of this dish with our hands.   I can never remember the name, so end up calling it garlic-chicken which you have to love garlic to appreciate it.  Two serving portions, either half, or whole bone-in, looks like it's been fried, but actually I think it's broiled, crispy, loaded with garlic.  It's topped off with thin slices of potatoes and finely chopped parsley, either you can get it as an appetizer, or entree, and a must eat to eat it in the bar.
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Re:Best chicken you have ever eaten 2011/06/11 19:53:59 (permalink)
I have to think it was probably the pan fried chicken I had at one of the colonial taverns in Williamsburg.  Took awhile but was worth it. I just took my time with my peanut soup.
 
The first time I had korean fried chicken also stands out as outstading.
 
My grandmother made her chicken some way I have been unable to duplicate - I was years from being concerned about cooking last time she cooked it for me :(  It is almost like it is stewed in  buttermilk or sour cream, but then baked until crispy.  The skin is both crisp but then melt in your mouth and rich. 
 
Not been able to recreate the results (since I didn't know the technique or even the ingredients this is not surprising)
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Re:Best chicken you have ever eaten.......................... 2011/07/11 07:11:04 (permalink)
My mom's fried chicken.
 
I've been to some of the places mentioned and they were pretty good.  But not as good as fried chicken I used to get at home.
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Re:Best chicken you have ever eaten.......................... 2011/07/11 09:01:22 (permalink)
My late mom's Jewish pot roast chicken. After frying a couple of heaping tablespoons of chopped garlic and a large chopped "Spanish" onion in a dutch oven, she added a (Kosher) cut up chicken sprinkled with salt and pepper and plenty of Hungarian paprika, and a couple of sliced carrots. She then stirred and fried (sauteed) the chicken until slightly browned. And then, the secret ingredient. A cup of, ketchup! Add nothing more! Give it a good stir and put the (covered) pot in a 300 degree pre-heated oven for two hours or, cook low on the stove top.  
Voila! You won't believe how much gravy was made. And the chicken, ohh, that chicken! And, the incredible smell that filled the house. Serve with rice. Fantastic!  You must make this easy and incredible chicken dish!
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Re:Best chicken you have ever eaten.......................... 2011/07/11 09:07:48 (permalink)
The fried chicken wings at Niecie's in Kansas City are one of my favorites. Also, stuffed chicken wings at Pok Pok in Portland, OR.
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Re:Best chicken you have ever eaten.......................... 2011/07/11 21:19:19 (permalink)
Beach Road Chicken in Jacksonville Florida is a favorite.   Great fried chicken cooked like it used to be in the south.  It isn't broasted or pre-breaded,  just fried like it used to be.  They also serve creamed peas with it and mashed potaoes with cream gravy and biscuits and slaw.  Outstanding!     
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Re:Best chicken you have ever eaten.......................... 2011/07/12 11:29:51 (permalink)
Large Man:  Where were you last fall when I was trying to find good Roadfood places to eat at while I was in Jacksonville for a conference??????? 
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Re:Best chicken you have ever eaten.......................... 2011/07/12 13:05:18 (permalink)
Other than my mother's and grandmother's..   It has to be Rudy Jr's Chicken Man here in Fresno...  we can't even wait til we get home to start eating it..  it's german fried chicken...so the spices are a little different... but interesting!
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Re:Best chicken you have ever eaten.......................... 2011/07/12 13:33:58 (permalink)
Champy's.  Chattanooga.  This week.  Every week.  Perfectly marinated, breaded, and fried consistently.  And their "chicken on a stick" at the Bessie Smith Strut was also superb.  Alternating pieces of chicken, potato, and onion all battered on a stick and fried as one large mass.
 
But when you're on the road, there's no better chicken than a Chick-Fil-A sandwich.
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Re:Best chicken you have ever eaten.......................... 2011/07/15 10:59:29 (permalink)
NPR did a story yesterday morning and mentioned Pann's coffee shop near LAX airport in LA.  The reporter said Pann's is the best fried chicken you'll ever have.
http://www.npr.org/2011/0...signs-of-the-space-age
Michael Stern has a review on this site and he says Pann's chicken is good but not in the same league with the KC chicken joints. 
http://www.roadfood.com/R...Review/7443-8159/panns
Both NPR reporter Neda Ulaby and Michael said the place's Jetson's style architecture was the outstanding feature.
 
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Re:Best chicken you have ever eaten.......................... 2011/07/21 06:01:06 (permalink)
the one which i have eaten at Malaysia is the best so far 
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Re:Best chicken you have ever eaten.......................... 2011/07/21 11:25:55 (permalink)
Where in Malaysia and how is it prepared?  I'm going to  Kuala Lumpur on business in October, and would love a recommendation.
 
 
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Re:Best chicken you have ever eaten.......................... 2011/07/21 12:27:48 (permalink)
At a place callled Roaster's down the road on International Blvd from the Seattle International Airport across from the Red Lion hotel.
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Re:Best chicken you have ever eaten.......................... 2011/08/05 09:57:58 (permalink)
Best "non-fried":  El Pollo Rico in Arlington, VA.  "Peruvian-style" roto-cluck that is marinated then has spices pushed under the skin before the rotisserie.
 
Best fried:  Rick's Chophouse in McKinney, TX.  Marinated in buttermilk, lightly breaded, and pan fried in lard.  Just the way grandma used to do it before her unfortunate CVA.  Insanely good.  And a totally unexpected item on a chophouse menu.
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Re:Best chicken you have ever eaten.......................... 2011/08/05 10:03:18 (permalink)
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Around dallas ft worth the place to go for fried chicken is Babe's chicken house. www.babeschicken.com  Southern Cooking magazine said it was one of the best in the south. Now has 9 locations scattered around the metroplex all owned by the same family. Most menues consists of your choice, fried, grilled, chicken fried steak,tenders, cat fish and pot roast. You get 1 each, breast, thigh, leg, and wing. The cfs is bigger than the platter and loved by all.  All meals come with salad greens, creamed corn, pole beans in pot likker, mashed potatos, biscuits, gravy, all you can eat. Honey, Sorghum and butter are on the table. Everything is delicious except the salad which is just lettuce with a sweet vinagarette. Don't get me wrong , it is tasty but it is just lettuce.
 

Mrs. Metro and I love Babe's, too. 
 
It was featured recently on "The Best Thing I Ever Ate" show.
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Re:Best chicken you have ever eaten.......................... 2011/08/05 13:34:19 (permalink)
Jim, have you tried Express Chicken?
 
We had it one night and I found it rather salty but still good.  What I really liked is that they served gizzards.  Didn't eat them though because a twenty minute wait in a fast food take out is not fast food.
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Re:Best chicken you have ever eaten.......................... 2011/08/05 14:04:28 (permalink)
Best ever....the broasted chicken at Bublitz's family restaurant in Hartford, WI...and I saw alot of it..I waitressed there from '82 to '84 for mall money...they had the best recipe and broasting it made it even better than any pan fried chicken I have had thus far....sadly, the Hartford restaurant went the way of the dinosaurs, BUT, they do have a newer location right off Hwy 41 in Lomira, WI that is also now a brewpub.  Haven't had the chicken at that location, or since about '90, but if it is as good as it was in the '80's....it is worth a stop:

www.bublitzsrestaurant.com
 
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Re:Best chicken you have ever eaten.......................... 2011/08/11 10:35:12 (permalink)
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Jim, have you tried Express Chicken?

We had it one night and I found it rather salty but still good.  What I really liked is that they served gizzards.  Didn't eat them though because a twenty minute wait in a fast food take out is not fast food.

 
Yes!  They opened a place here in McKinney, TX last year and it's a big hit. 
 
Their wings are very generously sized and six of them is actually a meal.  I especially like their deep fried corn and their sweet tea.  A buddy of mine calls it "crack tea".  It is addictive. 

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Re:Best chicken you have ever eaten.......................... 2011/10/11 14:04:20 (permalink)
I live in Rome, GA and sometimes shop in Chattanooga. Where is this place? Would love to visit.
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Re:Best chicken you have ever eaten.......................... 2011/10/11 14:29:32 (permalink)
HAS TO BE BREEZYS TAVERN NEAR WASHINGTON PA- MMMM GOOD!
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Re:Best chicken you have ever eaten.......................... 2011/10/11 15:53:05 (permalink)
This is a hard one.  Chicken could be anything from my grandmother's chicken pot pie, to the cashew chicken I do in the wok.  I guess my all time favorite would be the thighs that I do over charcoal and slather with my BBQ sauce.  Of course those thighs are mighty tasty when Mrs. OC fries them as well.
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Re:Best chicken you have ever eaten.......................... 2011/10/12 16:27:04 (permalink)
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HAS TO BE BREEZYS TAVERN NEAR WASHINGTON PA- MMMM GOOD!


Yes.  They do a fine broasted chicken.
 
http://www.breezyheightstavern.com/
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Re:Best chicken you have ever eaten.......................... 2011/10/12 18:03:52 (permalink)
Ok can we have a clarification?
 
Best Fried?
Best BBQ?
Best Grilled?
Best Pan Fried?
Best Hot Chicken?
Best Broasted?
 
Well....
 
Best Hot Chicken?  Prince's in Nashville, TN
 
Best Fried Chicken?  Stroud's with local favorites claudia Sanders and kopper kettle and huber's rank up there too
 
Best BBQ chicken?  Big Bob Gibson's (not the white BBQ either), decatur AL or Clark's outpost BBQ in Tioga, TX
 
Then there is my mom's fried chicken
(TRUE STORY)
 
One day my father's current wife was fixing fried chicken for us and my grandmother (so his wife and his mother were there).  As we were eating dinner he looked at me and said "Your mother made the BEST fried chicken I have ever eaten"  His wife looked crossly at him and my grand mother sort of "harumpfed" at him, neither spoke to him the rest of the evening.
 
My mom does make some mighty fine fried chicken.
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Re:Best chicken you have ever eaten.......................... 2011/10/13 13:10:29 (permalink)
My grandmothers...1614 E 14th St. Chattanooga Tn.  Summer of 1955
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Re:Best chicken you have ever eaten.......................... 2011/10/15 10:35:08 (permalink)
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This is a hard one.  Chicken could be anything from my grandmother's chicken pot pie, to the cashew chicken I do in the wok.  I guess my all time favorite would be the thighs that I do over charcoal and slather with my BBQ sauce.  Of course those thighs are mighty tasty when Mrs. OC fries them as well.


Ina Garden's recipe for chicken pot pie is wonderful.  One of my husband's favorite dishes.  You can find her recipe on the food Network website.
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Re:Best chicken you have ever eaten.......................... 2011/10/25 15:45:29 (permalink)
Just back from Kuala Lumpur, where I had fantastic, grease-free, fried chicken, cooked in a wok (not stir-fried; more like deep-fried) at the National Press Club there. It was on a small buffet, and I raved about it so much that the chef insisted on making an additional batch for me so I could have it "hot from the wok."  The pieces are cut up in to smaller than we'd do it in the US for fried chicken -- thighs cut in two; breasts into four -- but not hacked up into small pieces as in Chinese-style cooking. 
 
There was some kind of spice used to season the chicken -- not five spice powder, not curry, not turmeric.  I don't know what it was.  But it was delicious!
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