The Best Fried Chicken In K.C.
K.F.C. may be a favorite while you’re on the road, but in Kansas City, there’s plenty of delicious fried chicken!
The honey and dill brine they used at Rye adds a complex flavor to the chicken, balanced between sweet and salty. While they serve legs and wings, the best option is their chicken sandwich, topped with a mustard-mayo sauce and pickle slices. Pair it with their ham-topped cottage fries.
If you haven’t had fried chicken that’s been brined in a maple-based marinade, you have been missing out. The sweetness of the maple balances the salt and spice in the breading for a nuanced meal, accented by creamy mashed potatoes and a spiced lemon butter. Pair it with one of their refreshing beer options.
Black Dirt offers a crispy, well-spiced bird, served alongside mashed potatoes. Their real edge, however, comes from the sage gravy topping the meal – it brings new notes of flavor to the dish, elevating it from a simple, no-work, easy dinner to a feast.
Chicken and waffles is a Southern classic for a reason, and Gram & Dun’s take on the dish will prove why. The fluffiness of the waffle balances the crispy chicken, and their maple-hot sauce unites the two components in a unique but delicious way. Get it at their brunch event with a side of their bourbon maple bacon.