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Food Holiday Fried Chicken

Saturday, July 6 marks Fried Chicken Day - who is looking to indulge in the golden, crispy delicacy? Below is a list of some of the great fried chicken spots throughout Chicago.

Gemini Chicago

$26 ALL day LONG, Saturday, July 6 and dinner service on Sunday, July 7

Walton Street Kitchen + Bar

$28 July 6 and July 7 dinner service only

The Southern Fried Chicken is served with country mashed potatoes, a cheddar biscuit, and house-made hot sauce. The fried chicken is brined for a day in spices and soaked in buttermilk for a full day thereafter. It's then fried twice at low and hot heat.

The Dearborn

Head to the loop and indulge in the Midwest-inspired fried chicken with a maple mustard glaze, hot sauce and pickles for $17.


The Thai Fried Chicken ($8) from Urbanbelly is dressed with crushed garlic peanuts and scallions. 

La Sirena Clandestina

Inspired by Chef John Manion’s time spent living in Brazil, the Frango A Passarinho ($18) is a Brazilian fried chicken with chili, lime, and garlic.


Bonus: Nashville Hot isn’t just for fried chicken anymore. Chef Mark Steur gives pork schnitzel the Nashville hot treatment at Funkenhausen. The 8-ounce pork tenderloins are dipped in spice, fried in housemade hot chile oil, then served with a drizzle of cooling dill ranch and crunchy zucchini bread-and-butter pickles. The specialty schnitzel is available on Sundays for $20.

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