Best Places to Get Fried Chicken in Singapore That Are Worth Every Calorie

18 December 2020

Greasy, sinful, but oh so delicious – we’re talking about juicy and crispy fried chicken! When you think of comfort food, fried chicken comes to mind and there is no better way to devour it than using your bare hands. Ditch the cutleries and don’t count your calories at these top 10 picks of the best places for fried chicken in Singapore for all budgets.

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1. Ah Tan Wings

Source: Ah Tang Wings

Truly Singaporean chicken wings, Ah Tan Wings are made with prawn paste (har cheong gai), which gives it an umami flavour in every bite. Located in Yishun Park Hawker Centre, opened by a Gen-Y hawker, Tan Wee Yang, when he was just 25 years old. The chicken wings are affordably priced at $7.50 for 3 wings & 3 drumlets or $12 for 6 wings & 6 drumlets.

Source: Ah Tan Wings

They are mass deep-fried once, then another round, when customers order to ensure the wings are served piping hot. Dip the wings in their homemade chilli sauce for an extra kick. Their other stalls are located at Timbre+ and Ayer Rajah.

Address: Yishun Park Hawker Centre, 51 Yishun Ave 11, #01-40, S768867
Opening hours: Daily 11am – 8pm, Sat 10.30am – 8.30pm

2. Chix Hot Chicken

Source: Chix Hot Chicken

Source: Chix Hot Chicken

Opened by Singapore Idol’s 1st winner, Taufik Batisah, Chix Hot Chicken, is a quaint restaurant located at Jalan Pisang in Bugis. This Halal-certified Nashville-styled restaurant doesn’t only serve the tastiest and juiciest fried chicken in Singapore, but they’re also known for using one of the spiciest chillies in the world – ghost peppers.

Source: Chix Hot Chicken

The Quarter Nashville Hot Chicken ($9.90) is their best-seller, and for sharing we recommend the Soul Sliders ($12.90). There are four levels of spiciness – Mild, Medium, Hot and Insane. We suggest to start slow, but if you’re a fan of spicy flavour, go forth and good luck!

Address: 1 Jln Pisang, S199069
Opening hours: Daily 12pm – 9pm

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3. The Coconut Club

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Source: The Coconut Club

Awarded with the Michelin Bib Gourmand in 2018, The Coconut Club serves an exquisite plate of Nasi Lemak with a twist. This humble eatery rose to fame when Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong hosted Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte during his visit to Singapore. Located at the hipster area of Ann Siang Hill, the Chicken Leg and Breast Set is priced at $14.80. While it costs more than usual, the flavours of The Coconut Club’s fluffy rice and fiery sambal gives you a run for your money.

But more importantly, the fried chicken takes the limelight here - marinated with turmeric, lemongrass, and galangal that marries the Asian ingredients beautifully. With an ASMR crunch in every bite, sedap would be an understatement. This is not a Halal-certified restaurant, but all ingredients are Halal sourced.

Address: 28 Ann Siang Road, S069708
Opening hours: Mon to Sun 11am – 3pm, Mon to Sat 6pm – 9.30pm

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4. Clinton St. Baking Company & Restaurant

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Source: Clinton St. Baking Company & Restaurant

Although many dine here for their extensive breakfast options, the award-winning Buttermilk Fried Chicken shouldn’t be missed. From Fried Chicken Sandwich ($21) to Buttermilk Fried Chicken Plate ($25), the dish that champions all is their signature Chicken & Waffles ($21). A slab of crispy and succulent chicken sits on a warm bed of vanilla buttermilk waffle and drizzled with sinful maple butter – take a bite and you’ll forget all your worries.

Address: 31 Purvis Street, S188608
Opening hours: Mon – Thur 8.30am – 6pm, Fri & Sat 8am – 9pm, Sun 8am – 6pm

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5. The Beast Southern Kitchen + Bourbon Bar

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Source: The Beast Southern Kitchen & Bourbon Bar

True to its name, fried chicken at The Beast Southern Kitchen & Bourbon Bar is unlike any other. The Chicken & Waffles ($20) features their signature fried chicken, served atop a buttermilk waffle, a sunny side up and bourbon maple butter sauce. If you are apprehensive about mixing sweet and savoury together, this dish will prove you wrong. Try the Freshly Baked Cornbread ($8), comes with a dollop of butter for the full Southern-American culinary experience.  

Address: 17 Jln Klapa, S199329
Opening hours: Daily 11.30am – 10pm, closed on Mon

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6. Yardbird Southern Table & Bar

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Source: Yardbird Southern Table & Bar

Previously known as The Bird, Yardbird Southern Table & Bar serves authentic South American cooking. While there are many sublime dishes offered here, the true star is the Chicken ‘n’ Watermelon ‘n’ Waffles ($40), that breaks all the rules. The chicken is brined for 27 hours to seal in all the moisture and keep the flavours intact. The waffles are made from a mixture of cheddar cheese and herbs. Cut a piece of everything, and eat them all together for a gastronomical explosion of flavour.

Address: The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, Galleria Level, 2 Bayfront Ave, #B1-07, S018972
Opening hours: Mon to Fri 11am – 10pm, Sat & Sun 10am – 10pm

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7. Monga Fried Chicken

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Source: Monga Fried Chicken

Hailing from Taiwan, Monga Fried Chicken ensures each chicken cutlet (at least 2cm thick) is fried to perfection and then sprinkled with its flavourful spices. Using honey to tenderise the meat, it also helps in enhancing the overall taste. Pick from three mouth-watering flavours at $6.90 each – The King (salt and pepper seasoning), Hot Chick (chilli paprika) and The Taiker (Japanese seaweed). Their outlets are located at SingPost Centre, JEM and ION Orchard,

Address: ION Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn, #B4-62, S238801
Opening hours: Daily 11am – 9.30pm

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8. Arnold’s Fried Chicken

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They have been around for more than 30 years, and Arnold’s Fried Chicken is here to stay. This homegrown brand is Halal and famous for simple family-friendly dining, suitable for any budget with its affordably priced meals. The 2 Person Combo Meal is $24.80 and the 2 Piece Meal is just $7.30. The fried chicken is tender, moist and there’s just something about the crispy skin that beckons us for more.

For maximum satisfaction, dip the fried bun in their signature gravy, made from reduced chicken stock which is full of umami flavours. They have outlets in Hougang, Yishun, Bedok, Jurong, Tampines and their main branch at Geylang.

Address: City Plaza, 810 Geylang Rd, #02-99, S409286
Opening hours: Daily 11am – 10pm

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9. WingStop

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Source: WingStop

WingStop needs no introduction, with over 10 different flavours to choose from, any discerning palette will be satisfied. Our favourite is the Mango Habanero, which has a sweet tang at first bite, but then slowly evolves to a fiery experience. Other flavours include Garlic Parmesan, Lemon Pepper, Teriyaki, Atomic and many more. Originally from Texas, Wingstop now has over 1,400 outlets around the world.

If you’re having a get together with family or friends, Wingstop is the best choice as they have Party Packs – 30 pcs (3 flavours) for $31.95, 50 pcs (4 flavours) for $50.95 or 100 pcs (4 flavours) for $99.95. They have outlets at Bedok Mall, City Square Mall, Hillion Mall, JCube, Jurong Point, Our Tampines Hub, Suntec City, Vivocity and Nordcom 2.

Address: Suntec City Mall, 3 Temasek Boulevard, #B1-108, S038983
Opening hours: Daily 11am – 10pm

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10. Kko Kko Na Ra

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Source: Kko Kko Na Ra

The best Korean fried chicken restaurant in Singapore can be found at Kko Kko Na Ra. Here, you’ll find two things that always go well together, fried chicken and beer! Known as one of the famous supper spots for yummy Korean fried chicken, they’ll feed your ravenous appetite as they open till late. Starting from $20 for 8 pcs or $35 for 16 pcs, pick from a wide range of flavours from Soy Garlic, Honey Shiok, Cheese Sprinkle and many more.

Address: 68 Tanjong Pagar Rd, S088489
Opening hours: Tues to Thurs 12pm – 12am, Fri to Sun 12pm – 3pm & 6pm – 12am

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