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fried chicken for a party

I'm looking for the best take out fried chicken in los angeles.....for a party. I need 20 to 30 pieces of high quality (not over breaded) chicken that's a cut or two above KFC. Can anyone recommend a restaurant that would fry up a fresh batch of chicken for a party?

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  1. I love Golden Bird on Crenshaw, although there's a more-than-modest amount of breading (which works in this case). Ask for Earl.

        1. re: chrishei

          Flossie's is great--not just for fried chicken, but all their sides are pretty stellar as well.

          1. re: chrishei

            I also can recommend Jim Dandy Fried Chicken on Vermont just north of the 105 Fwy. Their fried chicken rocks and the fritters are ridiculously good.
            I only get two piece meals but they have big bucket specials that are very modestly priced.

            1. re: CastironJim

              +1 for Jim Dandy. A bit of a haul, but really good -- take-out only. Big batches very reasonably priced. Those fritters, with corn but powdered-sugar dusted so a bit sweet, are indeed amazing when hot and fresh.

              Otherwise, for a party, depends whether an Albertson's or a Popeye's is closer to you.

          2. Pann's fries up all their chicken fresh. Pann's is a board favorite for fried chicken and they're pretty accommodating.

            1. What part of town are you in? I would think distance from fryer to your front door would be a significant factor.

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              1. re: banjoboy

                Eagle rock/pasadena area......but it's OK if the chicken is at room temp. That's why I didn't want anything too heavily breaded that has to be eaten piping hot, but is rather revolting when cool. I love Honey's Kettle-fried, but their crunchy batter, which holds in all that succulent juiciness, turns to brittle blah when it cools down......

                1. re: don took

                  Then I'm going to go along with Jase and recommend Pann's.

                  1. re: banjoboy

                    I'm not a fan of Panns and I know reasonable minds can differ but shlepping there and back from Eagle Rock wouldn't do it for me. A cut above KFC and, in my opinion, Panns and many other spots--Popeyes. Haven't been to this location but theres one on 2900 Colorado Blvd. Extra crispy.

                    1. re: jessejames

                      I have not tried it, but I have actually heard that Albertson's market does very good fried chicken.

                      1. re: Thor123

                        The hubby and I are big fan's of Albertson's fried chicken. Way better than KFC.

                        Sadly, since the one in Glendale closed, I think the closest for the OP is the one on Hillhurst, in Los Feliz.

                        Gee, maybe he'll have to go and get a sample batch, just to make sure... : )

                      2. re: jessejames

                        I am a big fan of Pann's, but the problem with their chicken is that when it's boxed up hot, the condensation as it cools gets the crust all soggy and blah. And I'm not sure they'd be willing to set your order out to cool in the open before putting it in containers.

                        We have a Popeye's near me on North Lake; I've tried their hot version and was deeply disappointed, so today (Tuesday Special!!) I'm going to give their regular a whirl. I'm still in mourning for KFC's long gone Hot'n'Spicy Extra Crispy …