Is there really anything better than a delicious plateful of fried chicken to get your spirits up? Fried chicken just makes you feel better about everything, on a happy day or a sad one! Dipping that juicy chicken into a delicious sauce and taking the first crunchy bite of a crispy thigh: the very idea is mouthwatering.
From Korean to buttermilk brined to chicken on a waffle, there are a number of tasty fried chicken varieties in Dallas Fort Worth to satisfy all your cravings. And if there’s a good restaurant or local food truck that serves quality fried chicken near you, it’s just easy to pop in and grab a plate for yourself!
Check out below some of the best fried chicken spots in Dallas Fort Worth from where you can get your fill of this classic dish:
10 Best Dallas Fort Worth Fried Chicken Places
This popular place in Dallas has been around for a long time and is known for serving some of the best fried chicken in town. You can order the chicken here as a fried steak or as fried chicken tenders or wings, basically it’s your go to spot for enjoying the fried bird with some delicious sides. The buttermilk biscuits too are highly recommended.
Where: 1006 W Main St, Carrollton, TX 75006
This restaurant inside Legacy Hall is known for its juicy fried chicken created by chef Tiffany Derry which is deep fried in duck fat to give it an added flavor. The chicken wings, strips and even the Big Bird sandwich all promise lip smacking goodness. Try the herbed mayo and pickled onions too, which add another fresh and zingy element to the fried chicken.
Where: 7800 Windrose Ave, Plano, TX 75024
With a Korean spin on its fried chicken, this place popular for its rice bowls just as easily serves up the best Korean fried chicken in Dallas. The bird is tossed in sweet and spicy sauce, almost like sticky chicken without losing out on its crispy crunch. Order appetizers like Gangnam kimchi fries or lettuce wraps to make it a perfect meal.
Where: 828 W Davis St, Dallas, TX 75208
Enjoy a unique take on Nashville-style fried chicken at Rapscallion where the birds are brined in tea and roasted on a rotisserie before deep frying. Dipped in a Sichuan mala sauce, this fried chicken is packed with flavor. You can pair it with parmesan-truffle fries or buttermilk biscuits or just some fresh farm to market salad.
Where: 2023 Greenville Ave Ste 110, Dallas, TX 75206
This Deep Ellum dive has attracted a number of foodies who frequent the spot for its fried chicken with waffles and even the chicken fried without batter in a Nashville-style oil. The highlight of the place is its juicy, tender and yet crispy and crunchy battered fried chicken which is brined for 24-hours. Order up a bucket of fried chicken for an absolutely mouthwatering feast!
Where: 2713 Elm St, Dallas, TX 75226
Head on to Ricky’s for some of the city’s best Nashville-style hot chicken, fried so perfectly that it has an amazing crunch. If you like to amp up the heat in your fried chicken, here you can choose out of five different spice levels from ‘no heat’ to the highest ‘A bomb.’ Don’t forget to order a side of slaw, fries or just some milk to tone down the heat, just in case!
Where: 100 S Central Expy Ste 18, Richardson, TX 75080
What’s interesting about the fried chicken here is that chef Jeffrey Hobbs prepares it by smoking a pan of water for the brine, then freezes it overnight and deep fries the bird the next morning making a perfectly crispy chicken. Enjoy delicious smoked chicken sandwiches with a ton of sides including a potato salad and brisket beans.
Where: 2234 Irving Blvd, Dallas, TX 75207
Want to be fancy but still stick to your fried chicken cravings? Streets Fine is the perfect place for this food-mood and offers a French spin on the classic Southern fried yarn bird. The chicken is marinated for more than a day in lemon and herbs de provence to make it tasty and juicy. Served with a biscuit and some gravy, this is a real treat for the taste buds.
Where: 3857 Cedar Springs Rd, Dallas, TX 75219
Expect a line when you head on over to this fried chicken place that promises perfectly seasoned greasy thighs and chicken legs. The special Rudy sauce is a stand out here as well as the chicken wings and tenders. The restaurant might look like your average greasy spoon but the flavors are absolutely smashing!
Where: 3115 S Lancaster Rd, Dallas, TX 75216
Chicken, biscuits and beer offered by chef Omar Flores at Whistle Britches has earned this place quite the reputation for serving delicious fried chicken brined in pickle juice and covered in a crispy batter. Stuffed between some hearty sandwiches, this is the most mouthwatering meal. Go for the Hot Dang, Nashville-style hot and crispy chicken or the Yankee, buffalo-style crispy chicken while you’re here!
Where: 6110 Frankford Rd, Dallas, TX 75252
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