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Mar 2, 2010 09:30 AM

Toronto's Best Fried Chicken


Where can I get awesome fried chicken (KFC style but please not KFC) in Toronto?

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    1. re: Full tummy

      Stockyards fried chicken is indeed awesome. I also really enjoyed the fried chicken at Harlem.

      1. re: jamesm

        A third here for Stockyards. It only comes in a chicken/fries combo. I just wish they'd let me switch their fries for their onion rings. They are as good as the chicken.

        1. re: mikeb

          Fourth Stockyards as the best fried chicken in the city. Good portion. Well seasoned and juicy. Cooked to order. Harlem is a close second although I'm not keen on the honey drizzle.

          For a KFC type, fast food version. I'd go for Chick N Joy.

          1. re: sbug206

            Fifth Stockyards. Harlem is on my to-do list

          1. re: jamesm

            I went to the Harlem at church and richmond, terrible food, filthy and awful service.

            1. re: TheDewster

              We went to Harlem awhile back and the service was very friendly and they went out of their way to accomodate our seating. I really enjoyed the chicken lafayette dish. The jambalaya was alright but would likely get something else next time. My girlfriend's fried chicken was really, really good. Not Stockyards good, but still well executed. Nice sweet-spicy drizzle on it. The only real fail was the candied sweet potatoes. Way too sticky sweet but that may just be a personal preference. It certainly didn't strike me as filthy. It was dark and dimly lit but I didn't notice any 'filth."

              1. re: jamesm

                I agree. I have been a few times (though I prefer the Queen st location) and while it is a bit dim, the service has been good and I dont think its dirty. And I like those sweet potatoes he he. But I do have a super sweet tooth.

          2. re: Full tummy

            Stockyards gets my vote. Tried it last week for the first time - crispy exterior, moist tender meat, and best of all - great flavor. Almost as good a BBQ King in Charlotte NC.

          3. I don't really eat much fried chicken however I like the korean fried chicken at Ajuker. They have a saucy version and a plain fried version. I don't know what exactly KFC style means but the plain version is just good, crispy, fried chicken. I much prefer this chicken to popeyes or KFC. They have a location in christie korean-town and also one in thornhill that I haven't tried.

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            1. re: szw

              My favourite too. The one downtown offers a larger menu with more traditional Korean dishes. Thornhill is really just chicken and the pickled daikon.

              But it's less battered than the KFC ones.

              1. re: szw

                Do you mean the Ajuker that was beside Christie Pits at Bloor and Crawford? It's gone. Long gone. It's Madras Masala now. No fried chicken but good food nonetheless. Try the Chicken 65 appetizer.

                  1. re: ibraineater

                    It never closed, they just moved. They have been on Bloor/Christie for a while still, and as I mentioned, there is another location up north.

                1. When Yumcorp bought out Col. Sanders they proceeded to ruin his products by changing formulae. Pitty, the original chicken with it's crispy semolina flour crust and sassafras leaf aroma was unique.

                  1. if your looking for a "popcorn chicken" style, i would definitely recommend sukhothai's garlic chicken.
                    perfect crisp and taste mmm

                    1. Yung Sing pastry sometimes has tempura drumsticks.
                      they are excellent.
                      KFC without that horrible chemical taste