Our 10 Best Chicken Dishes in NYC

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7. Fried Chicken at Sol de Quito -- A café straight from Quito, Ecuador, might not be the first place you'd look for great fried chicken, but remember that Bushwick is the chicken capital of the city. The bird parts here are lightly floured, then assertively fried to a pleasing darkness, so that the poultry flavor predominates, and the gratis salad makes a nice contrast. 160 Irving Avenue, Brooklyn, 718-417-4174


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6. Fried Chicken at the Cardinal -- If you wanted the country's best fried chicken, where would you go? North Carolina, of course, and the Cardinal seeks to reproduce that cuisine lock, stock, and barrel of barbecue sauce. The chicken here is of the cornflake-crusted school, like KFC's extra crispy, only a thousand times better. Well, maybe that's a slight exaggeration. 234 East 4th Street, 212-995-8600


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5. Kufta at Indian Clove -- Maybe you wouldn't expect it, but one of the city's best eclectic, slightly upscale South Asian restaurants is located in the Staten Island outback. That Indian Clove chooses to make its luscious ground-meat kufta out of chicken is a tribute to the bird. And roasting in the tandoori oven imparts a spectacularly smoky flavor. 1180 Victory Boulevard, Staten Island, 718-442-5100


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The modernistic interior of Indian Clove


Location Info

Henan Feng Wei

136-31 41st Ave., Flushing, NY

Category: Restaurant

Spicy Village

68 Forsyth St., New York, NY

Category: Restaurant

John Brown Smokehouse

10-43 44th Drive, New York, NY

Category: Restaurant

Banana Leaf - CLOSED

5216 8th Ave., New York, NY

Category: Restaurant

Sol De Quito

189 Irving Ave., Brooklyn, NY

Category: Restaurant

The Cardinal

234 E. 4th St., New York, NY

Category: Restaurant

Indian Clove

1180 Victory Blvd., New York, NY

Category: Music

Hunan Kitchen

42-47 Main St., Flushing, NY

Category: Restaurant

Zabb Elee

75 Second Ave., New York, NY

Category: Restaurant

Old Town Bar & Restaurant

45 E. 18th St., New York, NY

Category: Music


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Give me mah chicken!
Give me mah chicken!

Inca Chicken es BOMB!!!!  I buy from there at least once a week, and I have never been disappointed.  Always juicy and flavorful throughout, and I love how they take it out freshly from the roaster and chop it up right in front of you!  Green sauce is to die for!

I also tried John Brown, and I love the smokey taste!

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Ray the Fisherman
Ray the Fisherman

Inca may have made the top ten for taste, but beware of the sanitary conditions.  Three people walked out last week (including me) when the counter man proceeded to cut up the chicken on the dirty marble counter slab.  It was littered with chicken (and who knows what else) debris from previous encounters.  Disgusting and gross, really!

Rick Shaw
Rick Shaw

Have tried the chicken at John Browns after you wrote about it a couple weeks ago: WOW. Incredible smoked chicken, thanks for the tip!Oh, and "You really won't need that knife - other than to stab your dining companions so you can enjoy the entire portion." makes this list an A+!!

Daniel
Daniel

Not a good list to appear GOOD FRIDAY when us believers are stuck with fish!!!!

seasideproject
seasideproject

Sietsema really doesn't know how to spell McDonald's?

Or is that just what happens when you fire all the copy editors?

Charlie Prince
Charlie Prince

what's funny is we make fun of Inca being so ghetto but the Flavor & the way they cook it on an open flame is unbeatable! Honestly, when I went to vacation in the Philippines they champion their "Lechon Manok" (rotisserie basically) & not a single one even comes close to INCA :) I've been spoiled all this time & never knew! A true GEM in Bushwick, BROOKLYN! 

TT
TT

no JW roasted chicken from Barbuto?  FAIL

Patrick B Brigman
Patrick B Brigman

It's hard to respect a list that doesn't include Chicken and Waffles.

JohnBrown#1Fan
JohnBrown#1Fan

 Tried Inca last week. Was a bit above your average place but NOTHING and I mean absolutely NOTHING beats John Brown's chicken. Forget a fork and knife. Just pick the damn thing up and your hands!

Rsietsema
Rsietsema

That's why it's called "food porn"

Rsietsema
Rsietsema

Thanks, seasideproject will fix! Yes proofreading and copyediting are nice.

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