Best fried chicken in Edmonton you need to try once

Aug 15 2023, 10:30 pm

There are so many great spots to consider when looking for the best fried chicken in Edmonton.

With tender meat and an addictive amount of salt, fat, and crunch, it makes sense this is a favourite dish for so many people, and why there are so many spots.

Here are some of our top picks for the best fried chicken in Edmonton.

Ralph’s Fried Chicken

This spot has opened and closed and reopened recently, but it still feels like a neighbourhood institution when it comes to fried chicken and fries in YEG.

Address: 10807 Castle Downs Road, Edmonton


Flirty Bird


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Flirty Bird specializes in Nashville-style hot chicken, including sandwiches, tenders, fries, and all of the sides.

There are six different spice levels to choose from when picking out the chicken meal you’d like to try. The “no flirt” option means there’s no heat at all, and the “scorchin’ flirt” boasts of being the hottest chicken in the city.

Address: 10455 Whyte Avenue, Edmonton


Seoul Fried Chicken

This Korean-style fried chicken opened its doors in Edmonton in 2016 and has since taken the scene by storm. Try any of the seven flavours like the fan favourites, garlic soy, or BBQ.

Address: 7904b 104th Street NW, Edmonton
Phone: 780-761-3616

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Northern Chicken


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This brand is known for its spicy and screaming hot flavours, as well as a unique fan favourite: mustard fried chicken.

Address: 10704 – 124th Street NW, Edmonton
Phone: 780-756-2239

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This is a takeout-only ghost kitchen concept new to YEG and is well-known for its smashed burgers. The fried chicken is just as delicious, with items like the Hot Nashville Chicken Sandwich, topped with turmeric zucchini pickles, or the Buttermilk Fried Chicken Sandwich with house-made jalapeño aioli.




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Known primarily for smoked meats, the chicken here doesn’t escape this restaurant’s reputation as a flavourful juggernaut.

Its chicken is bursting with flavour and has the perfect amount of crispness.

Address: 8216 104th Street, Edmonton
Phone: 587-520-6338


Coco Deep Fried Chicken

Fans of Coco’s will typically mention their crispy and moist tenders, with the snow cheese flavour a highlight for many. If you are looking for a bit of a kick, Sweet ‘n Hot is your best bet.

Address: 12620 132nd Avenue NW, Edmonton
Phone: 780-472-732

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Waffle Bird


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Waffle Bird feels like a hip speakeasy but for chicken and waffles!

Chicken and waffle platters start with the classic way to do it, either as original or Nashville Hot. There are also playful creations on the much-loved dish, like the Breakfast at Chickadees with brie, maple bacon jam, and a fried egg.

The chicken sandwiches are the same, with original classics and fun dishes to choose from, like the BangCock Dangerous with sweet chilies and homemade slaw.

Address: 8116 101st Street NW, Edmonton
Phone: 780-995-4544


Fat Fox

Fat Fox specializes in Nashville hot chicken, including sandwiches and tenders.

The sandwiches here are made with a buttermilk brined chicken breast on a house-made brioche bun, which is then topped with bread and butter pickles and a jalapeño remoulade.

Each sandwich here comes with a signature vinegar-based kale and cabbage slaw and house fries.

Address: 2016 Sherwood Drive, Sherwood Park


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