Taste-Bud: Finding the best KFC (København Fried Chicken)

It’s Easter, so chicken seemed like an appropriate choice. It’s not like Denmark is a nation of bunny boilers … 

When it comes to fried chicken, there’s a real dearth. Sick of  KFC, a few expats and I have been on the hunt for a better option in Copenhagen! There’s got to be something better here, which is not soggy and sad! 

I asked my friend to go fried chicken-eating with me in town, so you don’t have to use up your calorie quota for the week. 

This exercise gains calories
Fortunately, I love teaching Zumba Fitness, so the extra classes were a win-win situation! 

But if you’re not convinced by my selection, let me know where your favourite is located? 

Comment or tag us on Instagram at OMG! It’s still Wednesday! Meanwhile, I need a lie-down with a belly filled with fried chicken.

Questionable buns

Poulette, Møllegade 1, Cph N

They don’t fry chicken pieces so we had their chicken sandwich and a side of chicken nuggets from their small menu. The upper chicken thigh was tender meat with a flour, egg and breadcrumb coating, homemade dressing and pickles (which were amazing!). However, personally I think the use of brioche buns was unnecessary, as it kind of overpowers the flavour. 

VERDICT: It’s a very juicy burger but not my favourite kind of coating. (3 stars)

Go hilli-wing city!

Crisp, Fælledvej 9, Cph N

Crisp mainly does burgers but you must try the wings. They are fried with a lightly coated batter and you can choose from three finger-licking flavours: Korean, lemon pepper and BBQ. Although they are not the biggest wings in the world, they did a creative turn on the dressing. However, the ‘Korean’ is more Vietnamese, as it is with soya/fish sauce, coriander and chilli.

VERDICT: I would go back just to snack on the wings. (4 stars)

Inter-celery diversions

AFC (Amass Fried Chicken) near Reffen, Refshalevej 167, Cph K

We’d heard so much fuss about this place, and we weren’t disappointed, but … The chicken on its own is definitely the best quality compared to all the others, but there’s an acquired taste with celery, so it’s not for everyone. We also tried the fried oyster mushrooms, but the overwhelming dressing on top just took over completely so I couldn’t taste the mushrooms at all. The price for a basket of four might sound reasonable at 135 kroner, but the pieces are really quite small. 

VERDICT: Perfectly-fried crisp organic chicken, but sadly I’m not a fan of celery (3 stars)

Satisfied chicken joint longings

Tasty Grill, Amagerbrogade 43, Cph S

Just from the look of the outside, this seemed like an ordinary kebab joint. In fact, you wouldn’t even know they have fried chicken. But when you take a closer look, you notice the fried chicken in their window. Freshly fried, they don’t make so many pieces at once as they want to keep them fresh. And the prices are amazing: 10 hot wings/four pieces of chicken for 49 kroner 

VERDICT: I’d choose Tasty Grill over KFC anytime. Very crispy, non greasy, tender and juicy inside. (4 stars)

Winning wings for sure

DL Fried Chicken, Frederiksberg Allé 41

Last but not least, as DL Fried Chicken was my favourite. Bang next door to the Frederiksberg Allé Metro Station, you can smell the fried chicken as you get off the underground. The wings, served with three levels of hotness using a special spicy powder, are addictive! Choose between ‘Enjoy the Meal’, ‘Feel the Burn’ and ‘Burn Baby Burn’. 

VERDICT: The crispiest coating – not too thin, not too thick – and it covers the whole wing, from the drums to the tips. Luckily, it’s not that close to where I live. (5 stars)