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Aug 18, 2007 08:20 PM

Where can I find the best fried chicken?

I am in search of some really good fried chicken. I rarely eat fried chicken but I am starting a fast on Wednesday and I have found myself having a craving for it. I will probably want a place where I can get take out and then I can make some sides or buy some somewhere. I plan to get some greens from Porky's BBQ in Inglewood. I know alot say that they have really good fried chicken but can I find better elsewhere?

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  1. Dinah's

    Albertson's (ask for a fresh batch and it'll be ready in 10-15 minutes)


    Cynthia's (if you like peppery, skinless breast versions which many do adore and follow with the cobbler piled high with vanilla haagen-dazs)

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    1. re: Emme

      Second, third and fourth Pann's. Much better than Roscoe's, and HUGE pieces - those wings are bigger than most other places' drumsticks! Note of caution, though - if you're getting it to go, let the chicken cool down before you close the box lid, or else the condensation will make the coating go all un-crisp.

      1. re: Will Owen

        With all of the chicken Pann's serves, I'm surprised they don't package it in containers with openings at the corners to let steam and condensation escape. My local Thai delivery joint, Siam Chan, has excellent vented boxes to make sure the mee krob stays crispy.

        1. re: nosh

          I have never noticed much take away business at Pann's. We take chicken home of course, but it has totally cooled off by the time we are ready to leave, post meal.

      2. re: Emme

        I'm with you on the Albertson's!

        1. Get Golden Bird fried chicken from Porky's when you pick up your greens.

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          1. Though I like southern fried chicken, I've been craving the Korean chicken wings at Kyochon. They make it to order, so it takes about 15 minutes before you get your food. It's best when eaten immediately... the wings have a very delicate crispiness that probably will not survive a trip in the car. It's also for that reason why I prefer the regular flavor over the spicy variant. The spicy/sweet sticky syrup destroys the crispness of the chicken.

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            1. re: WBGuy

              It is excellent chicken, I agree. Usually takes 25-30 mins as it is fried in oil for 15 mins, butter for 5 and oil for another 5.

              1. re: hrhboo

                You're probably right about the frying times. All I could remember about waiting for the chicken was the plate after plate of pickled daikons we went through.

            2. Louisiana fried chicken on western...enjoy

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              1. re: medRare28

                Louisiana Fried Chicken independent franchisees are everywhere, quality will vary tremendously.
                Porky's/Golden Bird is good, but you might like Popeye's or Churchs as well.

                Tari: Search for 'soul food' restaurants that are in your area (Which Is ???).

                1. re: DiveFan

                  very true regarding the quality of different locations, but if you havet,go to the one on manchester and you will see exactly what im talking about =]