1) Harold’s Meat + Three Fried Chicken: Marinated for three days, this dish is well worth the wait you’ll experience at Chef Harold Moore’s new spot in the Arlo Hotel. The secret to Harold’s fried chicken is that it’s made with cornish hen, rendering a uniquely juicy, tender experience when fried. The chicken is served with two sauces: one sweet and tangy and the other super spicy. We’d recommend switching between the two for the perfect balance.
2) Atoboy’s Fried Chicken: Atoboy’s fried chicken is a truly unique chicken dish that combines Korean and American cuisines in just the right ways. The chicken comes out lightly battered, creating a nice crunch with every bite. It’s then paired with a peanut butter-garlic sauce; a memorable combination that will surely leave you wanting more.
3) Blue Ribbon Chicken Holiday Helper: Fried in egg-whites and matzoh meal, the chicken at Blue Ribbon is light but doesn’t shy from spice as it’s prepared with Bromberg’s signature seasoning added after the frying process. Make sure you come hungry when ordering their Monthly Bird, The Holiday Helper, loaded with pickles, tomato, bacon, and three cheese macaroni.
4) Eli’s Night Shift’s Fried Chicken Sandwich: This fried chicken sammy is worth the trip to the UES any day. Served on Eli’s homemade brioche bun this perfectly crisp chicken is topped with a creamy slaw, pickles and a homemade secret sauce.
5) Emmy Squared Spicy Chicken Sandwich: Make sure you have some extra napkins for this saucy chicken sandwich that has just the perfect kick. Two pieces of crispy fried chicken are smothered in Emmy’s special chili-pepper sambal sauce, making a flavorful introduction to reveal tender chicken underneath. The fried chicken is topped with salsa pico, pickles, radish, bok choy, and ranch and is served on Emmy’s signature a pretzel bun. Perfection.
6) Sweet Chick’s General Tso’s Fried Chicken with Bacon Cheddar Waffle: This dish pairs two New York City staples, General Tso’s chicken and fried chicken and waffles to create a winning combination. This particular waffle is baked with bits of bacon and cheddar, and is the most popular amongst Sweet Chick’s signature waffles. The soft texture of the waffle complements a crunchy General Tso’s chicken with a hot and spicy glaze. Though normally served with a rice and celery waffle, we think you’ll understand why we insist you try this switch-up. After all, there’s nothing quite like watching cheddar and bacon ooze out of a crunchy waffle.
7) Jacob’s Pickles Honey Chicken and Pickles Sandwich: Two large pieces of buttermilk- fried chicken sit between warm biscuits, topped with a mountain of sour pickles and drizzled with honey to finish. Jacob’s Pickles fried chicken sandwich is served alongside a savory bowl of warm and cheesy grits to complete this southern comfort meal.
8) Turntable Jazz Chicken: Korean Fried Chicken Hot and Spicy Combo (Drum and Wings) – This chicken is fried not just one, but two times, creating a delectable crust that begins with a bit of spice, but finishes, with a sweet, glazed-like crust, with tender, hot chicken underneath. Served hot and packed with flavor, you’ll be devouring these wings without any extra accoutrements.