Oprah may have flown Ezell’s chicken out to Chicago whenever she had a particular craving, but there are plenty of other crispy Northwest recipes for this comfort-food favorite.
Crafting the fried chicken with gochujang and honey-hot mustard sauces is a two-day process: On the first day, chicken is soaked in buttermilk; the next, it’s dipped in batter and double fried, coated in soy sauce powder, ground bonito, shiitake mushrooms and konbu seaweed. $19 half chicken/$38 whole chicken; call ahead to reserve. West Seattle, 4437 California Ave. SW; 206.935.1075
On Sunday nights, legions descend upon this South Lake Union hub for the fried chicken dinner, for which pieces are brined in dill pickle juice and dredged in an Old Bay–spiked flour. $14. South Lake Union, 310 Terry Ave. N; 206.971.0717
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