Crispy chicken skin is right up there with life's greatest pleasures, alongside hot sauce and honey butter. Don't settle for anything less than a crunchy bite followed by the juicy flesh of a perfectly fried piece of chicken. From Nashville hot to Korean style, the cooks at these 20 spots know their way around a fryer and promise to serve up a satisfying bird every time. The latest additions include New Orleans-inspired tavern Ina Mae, spice specialist Hot Chi Chicken & Cones, and North Branch Fried Chicken in Jefferson Park.
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