On the Road: Best Fried Chicken Ever
When you have a craving for fried chicken, these Food Network-approved restaurants serve crunchy, juicy renditions that have a leg (or wing) up on the competition.
Photo By: Lindsey Cavanaugh
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24 Diner (Austin)
Federal Donuts (Philadelphia)
Blue Door Kitchen (Chicago)
Blue Door Kitchen may be in Chicago, but the fried chicken comes courtesy of a Southern culinary master. Known for his "real food" cuisine of low-country shrimp and grits, and melt-in-your-mouth macaroni and cheese, Chef Art Smith makes his prized fried chicken on Sunday night only, ensuring that it remains a special treat. The chicken is a two-day process, needing both a 12-hour saltwater brine and a 12-hour buttermilk soak before being fried in a cast-iron skillet of hot oil. The restaurant's elegant surroundings shouldn't deter you from diving right in with your hands.
Photo courtesy of Lindsey Cavanaugh