Best Fried chicken chain
I love fried chicken. I grew up on Hollyfarms and KFC. My favorite for the past 10 years have been Popeyes. Before that, it was Bojangles and churches.
What is your favorite chicken chain?
BTW, not yet tried Pollo Campero. Any thoughts?
Pappy Parker's Fried Chicken, as served at the late, lamented Hot Shoppes.
Roy Rogers used to have pretty good chicken, but now it tastes like they drown it in salt. Way too salty.
Wendys uses Perdue chicken, so their breast are really meaty. But they cook the heck out of it, so it ends up being pretty dry.
KFC's is usually pretty moist, but I never cared for the spices.
When I was a kid, I think Roy Rogers was my favorite chain for fried chicken but when I had Popeye's (as my taste buds sought out more heat) I only went to there.
Now I make it at home more than getting it at the chains.
Well, the key to KFC is to stick with original recipe rather than extra crispy; the seasonings are better (and spicier in certain neighborhoods; it varies).
Roy Rogers is oversalted (which is something from a salt-lover like me) but still has a great texture and moisture. Only two left in New England.
I love Popeye's but the only one in New England is on the Maine pike.
Supermarket fried chicken can be a big step up depending on the chain. I like Stop & Shop's.