Our guide to Brisbane’s best fried chicken | Gourmand and Gourmet

Our guide to Brisbane’s best fried chicken

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Let’s get one thing straight: few things make a girl happier than succulent fried chicken.

From the golden crispy shell which holds together the gift of juicy tender meat, you could say fried chicken is something to get clucky about… Don’t just wing your next fried chicken experience, we have hen-picked Brisbane’s best feeds to flock too.

SEOUL BISTRO | SUNNYBANK

Sunnybank, you’ve done it again! Not only do these guys do some of the crispiest, tastiest wings and chicken burgers you’ll find in town, but they’ll dish up all the wings you can eat with their buffet option! Cluck yeah! With seven different flavours of wings to choose from, you’ll want to take an appetite so you can try them all – if you can resist their new crispy chicken burgers, that is.

MOMO CHICKEN & BEER | CBD & RUNCORN

Got a serious itch that only Asian style fried chicken can scratch? Runcorn, don’t walk to Momo Chicken & Beer and get your hands on a plate of their crispy chicken legs, then wash it all down with an ice-cold beer.

FUNNY FUNNY | CBD

Funny Funny is no laughing matter, because this chicken is serious business. Their upbeat vibe and stylish interior might be a little swish, but it’s all about that delicious, dirty, finger lickin’ good fried chicken. You can choose between seven mouth-watering flavours that will tickle your tastebuds. Do us a favour and order the fried boneless chicken – you’re welcome.

CHU THE PHAT | SOUTH BRISBANE

You won’t be putting all your eggs in one basket with Chu the Phat’s Asian fusion adventure. Experience the flavours of Hong Kong, Korea and Taiwan with every piece of chicken. Then, wash it all down with a fantastic cocktail. We’ll take the Chu’s Boozy Lemonade with a side of chicken, please.

YARD DOGGS | FORTITUDE VALLEY

These southern fried wings bring all the boys to the Yard Doggs, and they’re like, it’s better than yours. Damn right, it’s better than yours. They could teach you, but they’d have to charge. And they do, but it’s pretty ‘cheep’ considering how addictive it is.

SHADY PALMS | STONES CORNER

We have found the real Slim Shady, only he’s not slim, he’s full of fried chicken. Have a double helping of Shady Palms’ southern fried chook with beer battered onion rings, mac ‘n’ cheese, or country style gravy. With a menu like this, you will have no choice but to [please] stand up.

fat belly jack’s | CBD

Hailing all the way from Tennessee, Fat Belly Jack’s golden fried chicken won’t be the only ten you see when entering this Brisbane bar—enjoy American booze, jumbo chicken wings, crispy crinkle cut fries, and a whole lotta heat (and we’re not just talking about the spice!). You’re bound to have a cluckin’ good time celebrating one of Nashville’s greatest treasures (second only to T-Swizzle, of course).

NENE CHICKEN | CBD

Translating to “Yes! Yes” in Korean, don’t be alarmed if you find yourself uncontrollably shouting “NeNe!” every bite you take of their mouth-watering creations…they’re just that good! Our pick? Try their Snowing Cheese wings to indulge your cheese and chicken cravings in one golden bundle. Winner.

LUCKY EGG | FORTITUDE VALLEY

You’ll be feeling like a lucky duck when you step into Lucky Egg. This uber cool venue churns out lip-smackin’ good fried chicken with a gourmet twist. The best bit? Say goodbye to those late night kebabs and upgrade to their succulent chicken wings, available until 3am every Friday and Saturday night for you to get your greasy lil’ hands on.

KAIKAI CHICKEN | ST LUCIA

Stop! Put DOWN that KFC drumstick—those secret spices and herbs have nothing on KaiKai Chicken’s all-you-can-eat Korean fried chicken galore. Washing down the goods is all too tasty at this St Lucia joint with their deluxe buffet package, including unlimited milkshakes, soft drinks and ice tea. 

WINGFIX | MORNINGSIDE

Why did the chicken cross the road? Probably to get to WingFix. Fly down to Morningside and enjoy American-style wings and gourmet flame grilled burgers. Better pack a bib though, this could get MESSY.  

ZERO FOX | TENERIFFE

Crispy, wet, or spicy? Whatever your kryptonite, Zero Fox does the Lord’s work serving up delicious chicken wings in mega baskets (how else would we have it?). Perfect to share with friends or to feast alone…we won’t judge either way.

TIPPLER’S TAP | SOUTHBANK AND FORTITUDE VALLEY

Beer and fried chicken, could it get any better? Lucky for us, this funky brew house serves up both in abundance. Check out their Tippler’s Wings for the ultimate indulgence: dry-spiced rubbed wings with a blue cheese dipping pot. How good? Bloody good.

HOT STAR | SUNNYBANK

What’s cookin’, hot stuff? If you’re hankering for some sticky, crunchy fried chicken that’s the size of your head (for real), then look no further than Hot-Star. Touted as Taiwan’s most popular fried chicken venue, these mighty wings will require some serious hen-durance to finish off. 

 

Congratulations, you are now the ultimate chick magnet.

Words by Brooke Mcgregor and Jane Bartley
- the gourmands who are cluckin' mad for crispy fried chicky.