Best chicken you have ever eaten..........................

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Re:Best chicken you have ever eaten.......................... 2011/11/01 08:03:16 (permalink)
I don't know if I could ever identify a "best" chicken, but here are some of my favorites 
1. Fried: Gus's in Memphis; Maxine's Chicken & Waffles in Indianapolis; Ad Hoc in Yountville, CA; Prince's Hot Chicken in Nashville; Scotch House in New Orleans.
2. Non-fried: Don't remember the name, but we had some incredible jerk chicken from a little shack on the road from Montego Bay to Ocho Rios; the pollo al carbon from any of the "chicken ladies" in Puerto Morelos, Mexico.
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Re:Best chicken you have ever eaten.......................... 2012/01/09 03:00:55 (permalink)
I loved Bill Knapp's fried chicken. (and a couple trays of their biscuits and chicken gravy while were at it.)
Actually tried to wheedle the recipe out of CEO Jamie Brown ... no dice ... it was during the bankruptcy and all intellectual property rights such as recipes were taken by the court.  I've been on the hunt for the real recipe ever since and been keeping a "running recipe" of bits and pieces as I come across them.  Russ helped me with his recollections eons ago ... still on the lookout tho.
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Re:Best chicken you have ever eaten.......................... 2012/01/14 14:57:44 (permalink)
The best I've ever eaten is fried at Price's Chicken Coop.
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Re:Best chicken you have ever eaten.......................... 2012/01/14 15:33:43 (permalink)
Some of the best fried chicken that I ever ate was at The Forest Diner in Ellicott City, MD.  It is neary my son's home.  For years I had gone by and laughed at their sign which proclaimed "World's Best Fried Chicken".  One night, my friend suggested that we go there and try it out..................................I really would have preferred to go somewhere where I could have a glass or two of wine but said  "OK, Lets try it out."  We went in and ordered.  The waitress told us to order just one dinner at a time because it was huge.  We took her advice and were  glad that we did.
 
The chicken was excellent................best in the world?  I have no clue.  I do not eat fried chicken in restaurants.  This was a "first".   I do have to say that I love Popeye's fried chicken...................." />
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Re:Best chicken you have ever eaten.......................... 2012/01/14 15:57:12 (permalink)
I do not understand this fried chicken thing. I can't stand fried chicken. Never could. In fact, the last time I had any fried chicken was in 1973 or 1974, during a picnic lunch we had with a Chilean exchange student who was staying with us at the time.
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Re:Best chicken you have ever eaten.......................... 2012/01/14 16:24:44 (permalink)
Michael, somewhere in heaven, Colonel Sanders is crying." />
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Re:Best chicken you have ever eaten.......................... 2012/01/14 16:31:10 (permalink)
In fact, that fried chicken I had back in '73 or '74 was from Kentucky Fried Chicken.
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Re:Best chicken you have ever eaten.......................... 2012/01/14 16:43:25 (permalink)
  No wonder that you do not like fried chicken!
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Re:Best chicken you have ever eaten.......................... 2012/01/14 16:51:05 (permalink)
Nah. I disliked it long before that.
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Re:Best chicken you have ever eaten.......................... 2012/01/14 17:12:30 (permalink)
Well, I have to admit that fried clams and  fried oysters arae much better!
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Re:Best chicken you have ever eaten.......................... 2012/01/14 17:20:59 (permalink)
I'll say!
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Re:Best chicken you have ever eaten.......................... 2012/01/14 17:37:37 (permalink)
Ok..........need instructions as to how to delete a message that I posted twice  (in error).  Guess that I started "Happy Hour" too early!" />
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Re:Best chicken you have ever eaten.......................... 2012/01/14 17:49:49 (permalink)
Click on Manage Message. Then type in a reason -- Duplicate -- and then click on Send this message to the recycle bin.
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Re:Best chicken you have ever eaten.......................... 2012/01/14 17:55:05 (permalink)
I met an old woman back in the '80,s.   Her name was Betty Lucas, and she was known as Chicken Betty.  She lived mostly around Kansas City, and I always thought of her as Paladin.  Have chicken, will travel.  I don't know how many chicken restaurants she worked at, but I remember that wherever Betty was, that was where the best chicken was.
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Re:Best chicken you have ever eaten.......................... 2012/01/15 09:24:39 (permalink)
When I worked in Downtown Chicago Back in 1995 they had this Chicken place right on Ashland Ave (1242 N Ashland) called "Chicken Fiesta" owned by some Ex Karate/Martial Arts guy. The "L" was about a block away and when I got off the train you could smell the grilled Chicken. Till' this day When I'm in that Area (the place is gone) I could remember hanging out watching that long line of people at the door. 
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Re:Best chicken you have ever eaten.......................... 2012/01/15 11:34:08 (permalink)
I agree with Greymo that fried oysters and fried clams are indeed, much better than fried chicken! However, I do like fried chicken and have so since I was a little kid.
My fondest memory of eating "the best" fried chicken was the fried chicken and sides (incredible biscuits) at Raynor's Chicken Cabin on Sunrise Highway in Baldwin, Long Island back in the early fifties. Anyone remember this place?
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Re:Best chicken you have ever eaten.......................... 2012/01/15 11:55:02 (permalink)
Ah, ha! After Googling "Raynor's Fried Chicken", I discovered a thread here on Roadfood titled, "Raynor's Fried Chicken" going back to March 7, 2007 posted by a, "PAUL Schneider". One posting
He describes in glowing terms, their incredible fried chicken. In case anyone might be interested, the post was, m280425.
 
http://www.roadfood.com/F...d-Chicken-m280425.aspx
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Re:Best chicken you have ever eaten.......................... 2012/01/17 16:23:41 (permalink)
Michael -
 
Does this mean you won't be sampling any of the HOT chicken at the up coming Nashville trip??
 
 
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Re:Best chicken you have ever eaten.......................... 2012/01/19 09:23:15 (permalink)
Fried, no longer open: Agnew’s Chicken Shack, Lincoln Park, Rockville, MD
Fried, still open: Tammy & Johnny’s, Melfa, VA
Pollo a la Brasa: Sardi’s, Beltsville, MD
Korean Fried Chicken: Rainpia, Ellicott City, MD
But my all-time favorite chicken was my wife’s granny’s Chicken Pastry, Benson, NC
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Re:Best chicken you have ever eaten.......................... 2012/01/19 11:49:07 (permalink)
CajunKing

Michael -

Does this mean you won't be sampling any of the HOT chicken at the up coming Nashville trip??



That's what it means. Now the hot fish is a different story.
 
EDIT: Aw, to heck with it. In for a penny, in for a pound. I might as well try the hot chicken.
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Re:Best chicken you have ever eaten.......................... 2012/01/19 13:36:45 (permalink)
Best chicken I've eaten recently... Cornell style bbq chicken from Brooks BBQ in Oneonta, NY.
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Re:Best chicken you have ever eaten.......................... 2012/01/26 19:15:24 (permalink)
Michael Hoffman

Nah. I disliked it long before that.

You never had the great Fried Fhicken.

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Re:Best chicken you have ever eaten.......................... 2012/01/26 19:20:29 (permalink)
Greymo

Well, I have to admit that fried clams and  fried oysters arae much better!

It's apples and oranges and good fried clams are not up to par with good fried chicken. Fried oysters can be on par with fried chicken if they are cooked crunchy on the outside and juicy on the inside like fried chicken.
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Re:Best chicken you have ever eaten.......................... 2012/01/27 01:07:10 (permalink)
In 1976 this young lady (now my wife) & I took a motorcycle trip on the back roads from Baltimore to Florida. After 2 weeks of camping we are heading back and hit a flood. The tent, sleeping bags, and all our clothes are soaked. We are almost out of money and made it to Middlesboro, Ky. My first visit to Kentucky. I still believe it was my wife's tears that got us a motel room. (Thank you, motel lady, whereever you are today).
We hadn't eaten in over 24 hours and not much was open with 18 inches of water running in the streets. But I set out to find something and barely made it to a Kentucky Fried Chicken. Neither of us had ever eaten the Colonel's offering so I spent our last cash on a sampling.
 
Back at the motel my friend said "I don't eat that stuff!"
 
I have had memorably good chicken at Keaton's, the Hermitage Cafe and Crook's Corner but none with the memories of the Colonel Sander's in a wet Middlesboro, Kentucky
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Re:Best chicken you have ever eaten.......................... 2012/02/02 22:33:23 (permalink)
I forgot
 
Willie Mae's Scorch House in NOLA - That woman can fry some serious chicken.
 
I would put it in my top 5
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Re:Best chicken you have ever eaten.......................... 2012/02/03 14:33:15 (permalink)
John W. that is a nice Roadfood memory. Thank you for sharing.

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Re:Best chicken you have ever eaten.......................... 2012/02/15 05:18:20 (permalink)
chicken grill.I like this verymuch
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Re:Best chicken you have ever eaten.......................... 2012/02/17 00:58:00 (permalink)
Ok
 
I will add Sunset Family Restaurant to my top 15 list
 
Sunset Family Restaurant
US 231
Lebanon, TN
 
It was broasted, tender and juicy, crispy crunchy skin, slight pepper taste to the skin
In fact the left overs are officially gone, im licking my fingers as i type.
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Re:Best chicken you have ever eaten.......................... 2012/02/17 11:08:11 (permalink)
Roasters on International ave, at the SEATAC airport in Seattle. Sit there sipping a Blue Moon and be mesmerized by the racks of chickens spinning on the rottiserie. I give that place a double yum!.
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Re:Best chicken you have ever eaten.......................... 2012/03/05 21:36:22 (permalink)
Outside of my own weber grill roasted chicken I'd say its a tie between the Kalamata Chicken from the Athenian Room in Chicago and the Dinosaur BBQ's chicken half dinner. I used to eat at the Athenian room when I was in school in Chicago 27 years ago (man I'm old) and judging by Urbanspoon reports they still have it. The Syracuse Dino makes an awesome brined, smoked and grilled chicken, tender, moist and smokey every time.
Athenian Room Kalamata Chicken:
http://www.cltv.com/video.../ABB-106-Athenian-Room
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