Chicken is often considered the most boring protein on menus, but in reality, the chicken dishes in Chicago are very, very, VERY good. Whether it's fried chicken where you'd least expect it, barbecue chicken, spicy Asian chicken wings or the perfect roast chicken, birds are often the best dishes a restaurant has to offer. So once we found out September was National Chicken Month, we decided to pull together all our favorite chicken stories in one place. It'll take you more than a month to eat through all the best chicken restaurants in Chicago, and we'll keep updating with new chicken content, so check back often to find your next great chicken dinner.
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Unexpected spots for great fried chicken
You might not expect to getfried chicken at these restaurants.
Fried chicken frenzy
When it comes to finding great fried chicken, don’t wing it. Go to one of these places.
Eight restaurants with amazing fried chicken
In defense of chicken
Forget duck testicles—if you have balls, you’ll order the chicken.
Six great chicken restaurants
(Non-fried chicken, that is.)
The Publican's chicken | Recipe
Marinade. Grill. Devour. It's that simple.
Chik-Fil-A comes to Chicago
Chicken wings done three ways
What local chefs are doing with chicken wings
McDonald's Southern-style chicken sandwich: At least the price is right
Chicago’s Home of Chicken and Waffles
Evanston Chicken Shack
Harold’s Chicken Shack #24
Taste test: Popeyes Chicken Waffle Tenders
How to eat chicken and waffles
It’s old-school versus new-school.
Fried chicken dinners
Six fried birds, served family-style. Are any of them better than the biscuits?
The 101st best item we ate in 2012
We let our readers choose their favorite dish of the year.
Julia Kramer defends barbecue's oft-forgotten stepsister: low-and-slow–smoked chicken.
Fried chicken lunch at Big Jones in Chicago
Introducing the best new midday meal in Chicago.
Chix I have loved
Looking back at eight years of eating out for Time Out Chicago.
Chefs picks for Chicago's best fried chicken
Four of Chicago's top French chefs pick the city's best fried chicken.