Best Chicken Dishes in the U.S 2019.The Lobby, Chicago, Ma’ono, Seattle, The Bazaar by José Andrés, Los Angeles, Comme Ça, Los Angeles
The Lobby, Chicago
Stuffed with brioche and butter under the skin and roasted to a hazelnut brown, Lee Wolen’s luxurious chicken is a riff on one he cooked at NYC’s Eleven Madison Park. peninsula.com/chicago.
Mark Fuller serves his organic birds Hawaiian-style—slicked with a fiery red chile sauce or spicy Chinese mustard and honey glaze. Each order comes with kimchi and sticky rice. maono.springhillnorthwest.com.
The Bazaar by José Andrés, Los Angeles
How does a modernist chef make buffalo wings? Like this: confited, deboned, pan-fried and topped with blue cheese cream. thebazaar.com.
Comme Ça, Los Angeles
Cooked in a steam-and-convection oven, David Myers’s Jidori chicken for two is incredibly juicy. commecarestaurant.com.
Son of a Gun, Los Angeles
Vinny Dotolo and Jon Shook serve a towering stack of the crispy breast, spicy slaw and Sriracha-spiked aioli on a brioche bun. sonofagunrestaurant.com.
Kung Pao Chicken Wings
Former Top Chef chef-contestant Dale Talde tosses deep-fried chicken wings in a sweet and spicy kung pao-inspired sauce, tops them with chopped peanuts, cilantro and scallions, and serves them with buttermilk ranch sauce. The chef also serves a variation on classic Buffalo wings at Pork Slope, his new dive bar and comfort food joint. The wings are coated in rice flour, then deep-fried, sprinkled with cayenne pepper and tossed in a hot sauce made with smoked garlic, Sriracha, Frank’s RedHot, honey and butter. taldebrooklyn.com