There’s no question that fried chicken is the ultimate comfort food. Nothing beats a good old fashioned piece of chicken with a crispy coating on the outside and moist and tender meat on the inside. Add a plate of tasty side dishes like mac ‘n cheese or mashed potatoes and you have yourself a mouthwatering meal. When nothing but fried chicken will do, these are the 9 spots you must try in SoCal to satisfy your craving.

If your mouth isn’t watering yet, you better check your pulse as these pictures should be making you hungry. If all these photos of fried chicken have been making you think about your other favorite dish — a juicy steak — check out my 10 favorite steakhouses in Southern California. No matter what you’re craving, one of these places will hit the spot.

OnlyInYourState may earn compensation through affiliate links in this article.

Explore Southern California