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Take a bite out of Chicago’s best new fried chicken sandwich

Chef Brian Fisher puts his spin on the crave-worthy dish at Time Out Market Chicago.

Morgan Olsen
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Morgan Olsen

There's no shortage of amazing fried chicken in Chicago right now, but if you're looking for a new recipe to obsess over, head to Time Out Market Chicago, where award-winning chef Brian Fisher just debuted a reinvented menu that centers around crispy poultry.

Fisher, who helms the kitchen at Michelin-starred Entente, says he's been developing his signature fried chicken recipe for years and that the dish transports him to his native Virginia. The new menu is short and sweet, with six items total. Guests can opt to get their fried chicken solo (in three or six pieces) or sandwiched inside a brioche bun. In case that's not enough, there are also three sides to round out your order: pimento-studded mac and cheese, cooling coleslaw and cornbread served with tangy jalapeño honey butter.

But the star of the show is the stacked sandwich, which allows the shatteringly crisp, deliciously succulent chicken to shine. It's upgraded with sweet pickles and a nest of coleslaw that's imbued with grain mustard and crème fraîche. You might spend a minute twisting and turning the handheld to find the perfect first bite, but once you do, you'll be rewarded with a mélange of texture and flavor. This sandwich is good to the very last bite—and then it will have you licking your fingers clean. (We don't mind.)

Chef Brian Fisher's kitchen is now open inside Time Out Market Chicago at 916 W Fulton Market in the West Loop. Ready to get your order queued up? Right this way.

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