This is the best fried chicken from four competing restaurants

Apr 23, 2018
08:08 P.M.
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There are many restaurants providing great fried chicken taste. But two writers decide to figure which is the absolute best.


Sarah Schmalbruch and Ciara Applebaum tasted fried chicken from four different restaurants - Chick-fil-A, Church's, KFC, and Popeye's - and came out with the conclusion regarding who serves the best taste.

According to American Web Media, the two writers for Insider picked Popeye's fried chicken at the end because of its "juicy" inside and "delicious flavor and seasoning."

Prior to judging about which outlet served the best fried chicken, the two writers set certain criteria for deciding the quality of the food.

They decided that a tasty and good piece of fried chicken had to have a "difficult balance of being crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside."


The two writers head out to Chick-fil-A at first. With hopes set high, they ordered three chicken strips at around $5. Their first reaction was that of disappointment.

Schmalbruch and Applebaum liked the breading and the "tenderness" of the chicken, but the Chick-fil-A did not serve "real chicken" which was why the chicken did not come 'on-the-bonne' and there was a difference in the taste.


The writers then visited Church's, which had 1,700 outlets across the globe. The pair ordered a 3-piece meal for $5, which came with a biscuit.

From the very first bite, Schmalbruch and Applebaum were really happy with the crispiness of the bread and the juiciness of the chicken. They also reviewed that while the 'chicken was flavored, the breading was bland.'


Next outlet the writers visited was KFC, where they order a 2-piece meal for $6. But they were left disappointed at the taste. They found the chicken to be mediocre and meat surprisingly dry in comparison to the chicken in other outlets.

The pair then visited Popeye's, eager to try the chicken that they claim is marinated for at least 12 hours. Popeye's also claim that their chicken is hand-battered, hand-breaded, and "bursting with bold Louisiana flavor."


As the writers had the first bite, they were "immediately impressed" with the juiciness of the inside of the chicken, which they found similar to that of Church's. But, in case of Popeye's, the bread was also "full of delicious flavor and seasoning."

Popeye's was determined the clear winner among the four restaurants. The writers further suggested that food enthusiasts could go for the fried chicken to these outlets in the following order: Popeye's, Church's, Chick-fil-A, and finally KFC.