Chicken is probably my favourite meat. I mean, truth, currently have a lot of pork in my freezer at the moment (I once had a 2kg pork shoulder joint hiding in the bowels of my tiny freezer) but my meat of choice is chicken. It’s so versatile and is probably the healthier option (granted, fish is probably the healthiest option but if you want a perfect middle ground, trust me, poultry is king!) than pork or beef. I’ll take chicken any which way. I love it baked, broiled, stewed, poached, steamed, roasted, barbecued…I could go on. I’d probably eat chicken however way it’s prepared. I may have already done so.
My all-time favourite chicken dish, however, is Southern fried chicken. I loved it so much that every time I hear of a chicken place that claims to serve “proper” Southern fried chicken, I ask Alan if we can go and try it out. Thankfully, Alan is almost always too happy to indulge this particular obsession.
I’m truly grateful that Alan shares my passion for finding the perfect fried chicken (Southern). We scour – well, okay, scour is probably too strong a word – we peruse social media, read through the food section of newspapers and magazines to read about these chicken-serving places and make mental notes of the places that we want to visit. We’ve discussed chicken places to death so it dawned on me that the next step in this fried chicken journey was to put together a list of chicken-serving places that we wanted to try. So we’ve written up a rough list of the places we’ve either tried or want to try. The qualifying characteristic? They claim to serve some sort of fried chicken.
And so…presenting our chicken bucket list!
2. Spit and Roast
3. Mother Clucker
5. Clock Jack
7. Red Dog
9. On The Bab
11. Ruby Jean’s Diner
12. Joe’s Southern Kitchen and Bar
14. Meat Liquor
15. Rita’s Bar and Dining
16. Eat 17
17. Jackson and Rye
So watch this space as I write through the (chicken) bucket list!