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Best Gourmet Fried Chicken In Los Angeles

January 9, 2013 6:00 AM

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(credit: Marian Bacol-Uba)

(credit: Marian Bacol-Uba)

(credit: Marian Bacol-Uba)

(credit: Marian Bacol-Uba)


MMM MMM MMMMM! Who doesn’t love finger lickin’ good fried chicken?! Crispy, flavorful skin with tender and juicy meat inside, fried chicken is one of the ultimate comfort foods. If you simply want a bucket of fried chicken, don’t look at these places. This list is some of the best, most succulent gourmet fried chicken in Los Angeles.

(credit: Lexington Social House)

(credit: Lexington Social House)

Lexington Social House

1718 Vine St
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 461-1700
www.lexingtonsocialhouse.com

This Hollywood restaurant, bar and lounge is where you can find their Jidori Fried Chicken. Made with kale, mashed potatoes and mustard sauce, the dish comes with two large pieces and is one of the restaurant’s top favorite dishes.

(credit: Marian Bacol-Uba)

(credit: Marian Bacol-Uba)

Wood & Vine

6280 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 334-3360
www.woodandvine.com

Just down the street from Lexington is a secret oasis in a concrete jungle. Wood & Vine features a beautiful outdoor seating area and fireplace. One of their best features however, is their signature Chicken and Waffle dish. It is a house-made waffle that is thick and crisp, topped with maple glaze, sage butter and two to three pieces of succulent fried chicken; a beautiful sweet and savory union.

(credit: The Tasting Kitchen)

(credit: The Tasting Kitchen)

The Tasting Kitchen

1633 Abbot Kinney Blvd
Venice, CA 90291
(310) 392-6644
www.thetastingkitchen.com

If you are not anywhere close to Hollywood but find yourself on the Westside, Venice has The Tasting Kitchen on Abbot Kinney. Chef Casey Lane has created a popular Chicken and Waffles dish here as well. This dish is just as delicious and popular made with fresh produce and the best ingredients.

(credit: Marian Bacol-Uba)

(credit: Marian Bacol-Uba)

Son of a Gun

8370 W 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 782-9033
www.sonofagunrestaurant.com

From the same food mavens that gave us Animal, Son of a Gun is their seafood restaurant concept. However, one of the best things on their menu is not of the sea; it’s their Chicken Sandwich. While most chicken sandwiches get the bad rep of being bland and dry, this is the polar opposite. A large piece of tender chicken, fried to perfection, is the highlight of this very sought-after sandwich.

(credit: Marian Bacol-Uba)

(credit: Marian Bacol-Uba)

A-Frame

12565 Washington Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90066
(310) 398-7700
www.aframela.com

When you order their Cracklin’ Beer Can Chicken, be prepared to eat a lot. This half-size portion is good for two or more people and comes with a few sauces for dipping. The skin is extra, extra crispy while keeping the juices inside to maintain its tenderness. This picnic themed restaurant is the perfect setting for your fried chicken meal.

Marian Bacol-Uba is a food and travel writer/blogger. You can follow her travel and culinary adventures on www.marianthefoodie.com. Follow her on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram. “LIVE. LAUGH. LOVE.”

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