Fried Chicken Toronto

The Best Fried Chicken in Toronto

The best fried chicken in Toronto hits the spot every time with their two-piece combos. We have our share of Nashville-style joints, but the Great Fried North knows how to fry up bird its own way. 

Here's the best fried chicken in Toronto.


PG Cluck's
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PG Cluck's

There are now two locations to get 30-hour brined, 10-spice dredged and fried sandwich heaven. Find PG's original counter squeezed next to the Royal Cinema in Little Italy or order from its newer location by Queen and Abell Streets.

Stockyards Smokehouse and Larder
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Stockyards Smokehouse and Larder

This St. Clair brunch staple specializes in four-piece buttermilk fried chicken served with fries, coleslaw, and hot sauce. You can also get their chicken atop Belgian waffles and doused in chili honey.


Chica's Nashville Hot Chicken
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Chica's Nashville Hot Chicken

Southern-style chicken is done right at this corner spot in the Junction. Given its origins, it's no surprise portions here are massive. You can up the spice level to "hot AF" and drizzle your pieces of free-run bird with homemade buttermilk ranch dip for extra levels of flavour.

Tokyo Hot Fried Chicken
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Tokyo Hot Fried Chicken

This pop-up has finally found a somewhat permanent home inside the Folly Brewing. Tokyo Hot’s owner Jordan brings Japanese karaage together with Nashville hot sauce. Don’t miss out on the sandwich, with fried chicken, spicy mayo, and ginger slaw.


The Heartbreak Chef
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The Heartbreak Chef

On a small menu of unwieldy comfort foods are handheld eats like the Dutty Chicken Sandwich or The Big Ass Chicken Sandwich. Hit this Dundas West spot for a double-breaded fried affair tossed in carolina butter sauce, with creamy coleslaw on the side.


Union Chicken
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Union Chicken

Tucked inside Toronto's transit hub, Union Station, is Carbon Bar's sister restaurant dedicated to chicken. Dishes like their OG Fried Chicken Sandwich and signature buttermilk, boneless thighs are a one-way ticket to flavour town.

The Dirty Bird
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The Dirty Bird

Kensington Market's go-to for chicken and waffles has been frying up gluten-free, halal chicken for six years. Thighs and legs are dredged in rice flour, and a very Canadian coating of sweet maple dust is the key to its NFC (Northern Fried Chicken) designation.


Patois
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Patois

This Dundas West destination for Caribbean-Asian meals has a signature dish called the O.G. Fried Chicken: a juicy three-piece meal with sweet sriracha for dipping. It comes with watermelon pickle, daikon, and jalapeno on the side.

Photos by

Jesse Milns at Chica's


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