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Vote for the best fried chicken in IN, KY and IL

Few things in this world are better than fried chicken. There’s just something that makes my mouth water just thinking about it. From the perfectly seasoned and fried crispy skin to a golden brown to the tender and juicy meat underneath, this is one of my favorite dishes when I don’t feel like cooking. Whether you like white or dark meat, spicy or a little chewier, there are a ton of restaurants that put their own unique spin on the popular yardbird. But who’s frying it all, and which version is stealing the co-op? It’s time for you to decide.

National Fried Chicken Day is July 6

Hand holding fried chicken and eating in restaurant


Believe it or not, fried chicken is not a new idea. According days of the year, a recipe for a version of fried chicken was found in a 4th-century Roman cookbook. However, instead of frying it in oil like we do today, they would boil the whole chicken, coat it in oil and herbs, then roast it.

It wasn’t until about 1,500 years later (around the 1830s) that the term “fried chicken” began to appear in American cookbooks, with the version we know and love today being adapted as whose dish was prepared in West Africa and in Scottish cuisine. .

Who makes the best fried chicken in the tri-state?

In my previous attempts to get you to determine the best food item in the tri-states, I took it upon myself to search the various cities and towns of the tri-states via Google to find restaurants serving the food item you were voting for. for. I took a different approach this time around. I’ve compiled the ballot below based on the responses I received when I asked the nearly 35,000 members of the local Facebook group, Tri-State Restaurant Reviews, to tell me their favorite with the only stipulation that they couldn’t recommend a chain restaurant, as I wanted the focus to be on local restaurants. No offense to the KFCs and Popeyes of the world, your chicken is very good. That said, I allowed convenience stores and grocery stores because most of them are local franchises.

Before you find your favorite and submit your ballot, there’s something I want you to know.

It’s entirely possible, and likely, that your favorite place isn’t on this list. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t vote for them. To show them some love, click on the line marked “Other” and write their name in the blank space provided.

ANOTHER THING: Voting closes at 11:59 p.m. on WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29. The top 10 restaurants based on the results will be revealed here on WEDNESDAY, JULY 6 (National Fried Chicken Day).

Vote on the ballot below and may the best gluttonous mother win.

[Source: Days of the Year]

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