Chicken is probably the world's most famous dish because it's versatile, and you can never go wrong with it. However, you'd be surprised to learn that many people don't like chicken the same way some people don't like steak or seafood. Shocking right? Well, chicken has to be well-prepared to be enjoyed at its full potential. And even if you don't like it, or perhaps you love it and want to try something new, we present you 12 chicken dishes in Miami that you must try so you change your opinion on this world-famous food.
1200 Brickell Ave / Website
Since its debut earlier this year, Dirty French Steakhouse's Chicken & Crepes have rapidly become a popular favorite on the Miami culinary scene. Rich Torrisi, Co-Founder and Chef of Major Food Group, created and conceived the dish, a mainstay at Major Food Group's Dirty French Bistro in New York. The chicken is tender, luscious, and full of flavor, served over a gorgeous dijon sauce and accompanied by six exquisite crepes. The legs and thighs are served alongside the white meat chicken, prepared in an indochine style, and grilled to perfection.
310 NW 24th St. / Website
Le Chick's fried chicken is steeped in buttermilk, then fried till golden brown and crunchy on the outside and juicy and delectable on the inside. This popular Wynwood spot is a lively place serving rotisserie chicken, fried chicken, burgers, and great drinks. If you are looking for the perfect chicken dish, this is the place. You must try its award-winning fried chicken that will send you through the roof. Whether it's served with ranch and maple syrup on top of a waffle or between two burger buns, you'll be craving it. It's brined for 24 hours before being steeped in buttermilk and fried with a specific spice blend.
3252 NE 1st Ave / Website
People visit SUGARCANE for its delicious world cuisine, including various small and big dishes, fresh sushi, and a raw bar. But a must-try is the restaurant's farm fresh whole, roasted chicken with truffled fingerling potatoes and wild mushrooms ($45) that has become a local fan favorite.
237 20th St. Suite B / Website
When visiting the iconic Sweet Liberty, you must try Michy's Fried Chicken Sandwich. Famous Miami chef Michelle Bernstein serves her iconic fried chicken sandwich with Tarragon buttermilk soaked, cabbage and fennel slaw, tarragon aioli, and a side of watermelon Greek salad.
971 SW 8th St. / Website
Arroz Con Pollo is Michelle Bernstein's signature dish. This La Trova staple is gluten-free and cooked with bomba rice, saffron, Cerveza, and a free-range half-boneless chicken a la plancha. A classic you can't miss.
90 NE 39th St. / Website
Swan's Roasted chicken served on a bed of wild mushrooms, wonderfully matched with their black truffle jus is a dish you must try to change your opinion about chicken.
2801 NW 2nd Ave / Website
Bakan's Dorados de Pollo are crispy chicken tacos rolled in flour tortillas and topped with green salsa, pasilla chile salsa, cream cotija cheese, and black beans.
947 Brickell Ave / Website
Wings are one of the most popular chicken dishes and are perfect for sharing with others. Then, BBQ & Craft Company has you covered if you're looking for fantastic barbecue chicken that melts right off the bone and in your mouth. The BBQ Chicken Wings- 6 or 12 Wings, House BBQ Glaze, and the Dry Rub Wings- 6 or 12 Wings, Alabama-style White BBQ Sauce are ideal starters. During happy hour, get Dry Rub Wings for just $7. Visit this spit during lunch or dinner and taste its popular Smoked Half Chicken- Bells & Evans all-natural chicken, along with your choice of two sides and house pickles, which go great with your favorite cocktail.
1350 S Dixie Highway / Website
Orno, a modern restaurant with an open-kitchen concept that opened a year ago, is the place to go for chicken. Chef Niven Patel, 4x James Beard Nominee and Food & Wine's Best New Chef of 2020, oversees Orno, which provides customers with a whole farm-to-table experience. Orno's Pan Roasted Poulet Rouge ($36) has heirloom tomato, cucumber, and sumac vinaigrette, a great chicken dish you must order when you visit.
1801 Collins Ave / Website
Korean fried chicken is a worldwide famous staple that you must try at least once, but you don't have to Korea to try it. 2 Korean Girls, located in Shelborne South Beach's Oasis Garden, is a breezy beach-front restaurant in South Beach. Guests are enveloped in an Instagrammable experience from start to finish, with lovely pink umbrellas and pink picnic tables. The restaurant serves traditional yet modern dishes such as their Korean Fried Chicken, which is made with secret seasonings, perfectly crispy, and coated in "Hot Hunny" sauce, and the 2KG Korean Fried Chicken Sammies, which are crispy Korean fried chicken thighs, sweet and sour radish, cucumber kimchi, Kewpie mayo, on a toasted potato bun.
1111 SW 1st Ave / Website
Marion Miami, famed for its skilled spice blends that combine New American flavors with Asian influences, serves a scrumptious Thai Miso Ginger Chicken. A delectable side of wild mushrooms enhances this dish you must try.
1545 Collins Ave / Website
With its unusual Mediterranean food, this Miami Mediterranean hotspot pushes fried chicken beyond the realm of classic American Southern Cuisine. Byblos' Fried Chicken is delectably accented by some of the Middle East's most appetizing spices, including a Mediterranean Za'atar herb blend that packs a powerful punch of zest.
Photography by: Courtesy Dirty French Steakhouse, Le Chick, Ruben Cabrera, Michael Pisarri, Swan, Bakan, Julia Rose, Orno, Amanda Julca, Marion Miami, Byblos Miami