The best grocery store fried chicken should taste like fried chicken from a soul food restaurant. I wasn’t sure if that was possible before this taste test, but I was very, very wrong! Two national chains offer grocery store fried chicken that knocked my socks off.
And before you say anything, Publix is not on this list. We’re located in Los Angeles, so we weren’t able to taste that beloved grocery store fried chicken. Sorry, y’all! These two grocery store fried chicken options live up to anything you’ve had at a regional grocery store chain, though. In fact, these live up to restaurant fried chicken I’ve had! The next time you have a hankering for some fried chicken but don’t have time to sit down at a restaurant (or fry your own), buy the best supermarket fried chicken!
- Stater Bros Fried Chicken
I was really impressed with Stater Bros grocery store fried chicken! I don’t think about Stater Bros often in general, but now I will. Their fried chicken was meaty, moist, and well-seasoned. The crust is not too thin, but not too thick, and it’s plenty crunchy. Plus, it’s super affordable. This is a great option if you want to have a fried chicken dinner at home and don’t feel like cooking or dishing out a bunch of cash. You could even tell your family you made this. They won’t know the difference! It tastes like it could be homemade in the best way possible.
Credit: Merc / Stater Bros
- Home Chef Fried Chicken
Home Chef provides the fried chicken for Ralph’s and it is so damn good. I was in disbelief when I tried it. It tastes like fried chicken from a restaurant. It’s so moist and juicy. The flavor and seasoning is through the roof. The crust is crunchy and is the perfect thickness. Everyone at Sporked has been fantasizing about this fried chicken since we tasted it. I will never debate where to buy fried chicken again. Go buy this ASAP because it is easily the best grocery store fried chicken to ever exist.
Credit: Merc / Ralphs
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