If you’re like me, you like fried things. All the fried things. I’m talking pickles, potatoes, cheesecake, donuts, cheese…basically anything that can be breaded. Which, of course, means chicken is at the top of the list. And lucky for you (and me) there are so many places in Edmonton that have ridiculously good fried chicken, someone needed to narrow it down. That someone was me. I valiantly took on the quest to find the best fried chicken in Edmonton. And while my waistband seems to be a little bit tighter these days, my search is over and here’s what I’ve found:
Meat - 82160 - 104 St
My pick: Fried chicken
If you’ve never been to MEAT, put it on your bucket list. While I can’t write this post and not mention the perfectly smoked brisket, or the amazing cauliflower, you’ve got to try the fried chicken. It's the juiciest chicken, perfectly coated with a delicious blend of breading and spices, fried to a crisp, and just ready for digging into. Mmmmmeat.
Northern Chicken - 10704 - 124 St NW
My picks: Fried chicken sandwich + side corn bread, three piece hot
New to Edmonton, Northern Chicken has already made its mark on the fried chicken scene. Beautifully brined, perfectly crispy and available in mild, medium and hot, their fried chicken is served with a side of hip-hop beats and chill vibes. Want to wash it down with a bubbly bevy? They always have a great selection of local beers to choose from.
Seoul Fried Chicken - 7904 - 104 St NW
My pick: Five piece garlic soy fried chicken + side coleslaw + corn fritter
Another new player in Edmonton is Seoul Fried Chicken. A South Korean twist on a classic North American favourite can only mean amazing things. And this place checks out. Try flavours like garlic soy (my fav!), cilantro lime and original. Then, pick your side: crunchy kimchi, sesame potato coleslaw, sweet corn fritter (the list goes on) and dig in. Have the napkins ready.
Canteen - 10522 - 124 St
My pick: Fried chicken and waffles
A weekend brunch hot-spot that is not-so-secret here in Edmonton, Canteen has big portions and even bigger flavours. They always have chicken and waffles on the menu, but the themes are constantly rotating. Whatever weekly special chef Ryan O'Connor whips up, the base always starts with a fluffy Belgian waffle, topped with buttermilk fried chicken and finished off with a drizzle of sweet maple syrup.