15 places for mouthwatering fried chicken in Singapore

By Maegan Ong May 6, 2024
15 places for mouthwatering fried chicken in Singapore
Photos (from left): The Good Gai, BHC Chicken

Fried chicken — this dish probably holds a special place in every Singaporean’s heart, a local favourite which our countrymen share a deep-rooted love for. 

Though seemingly simple, it is a dish that is challenging to execute perfectly — many things hang in the balance when preparing, marinating and frying it. The perfect fried chicken must be tender but not soggy, crispy without being dry, and have a flavourful enough marinade to penetrate its meat.

That’s why we’ve gathered the 15 best places to get fried chicken in Singapore — whether it’s your western-style fried chicken, the recently popular Korean fried chicken or even Thai fried chicken — that have mastered this perfect balance. 

From bustling hawker food stalls to renowned dining establishments, trust us when we say this guide is all you’ll need for your fix of the beloved snack.

1. Oven & Fried Chicken

Multiple stores islandwide.
Open: Operating hours vary across stores

Fried Chicken Singapore
Photo: ofcsingapore.com

Why visit? Oven & Fried Chicken combines the best of both worlds — Korean franchises Okkudak and Ssaldak — famed for their roast and crunch chicken, respectively. 

Since opening in Singapore a decade ago, Oven & Fried chicken has been serving up a versatile menu of Korean-style chicken including fried, baked, and “crunch” options. Today, it boasts four outlets across the island, and is widely regarded as the go-to for Korean fried chicken in Singapore

Crowd favourites: Order the fried chicken mix (half S$20, whole S$37) for a crispy indulgence without the usual greasiness.

If you’re dining with a group, consider adding on the crunch yangnyeom mix (half-chicken for S$23, whole chicken for S$43), a signature baked chicken coated in a delightful sweet and spicy Korean marinade. Trust us when we say it’s worth the 30 minute wait.

For more Korean fried chicken options, check out our full listicle. 

2. BHC Chicken

Taste Orchard, 01-07/08, 160 Orchard Road
Open: Monday to Sunday (11.30am to 9.30pm)

Marina Square, 02-332A/F, 6 Raffles Boulevard
Open: Monday to Sunday (11am to 9pm)

KINEX, B1-36, 11 Tanjong Katong Road
Open: Monday to Sunday (11am to 9pm)

Fried Chicken Singapore
Photo: BHC Singapore/Instagram

Why visit? The widely popular Korean fried chain BHC Chicken made its way into Singapore last year with its first outlet in Marina Square. Initially, long queues stretched during opening weekends with rumoured wait times exceeding an hour.

Today, with three outlets islandwide, the wait times are now significantly shorter, so don’t miss a chance to sample its iconic fried chicken. We hear its chicken apparently clinched the number one spot for being the best fried chicken in Korea last year.

Crowd favourites: The Bburinkle (from S$28.90) features BHC’s signature crunchy chicken, fried to perfection and seasoned with cheese and vegetable flavouring.

For those who enjoy a kick of spice, the Macho King (from S$28.90) is a chicken flavour that offers a great balance of sweet and savoury, thanks to its mixture of honey-based oriental sauce and aged soy sauce.

It also provides platters (from S$43.90), which features value-for-money sets with drinks and sides such as tteokbokki (spicy rice cakes) or fries. 

3. 88 Chicken

The Venue Shoppes, 01-24, 2 Tai Thong Crescent
Open: Monday to Sunday (11.30am to 2.30pm, 5.30pm to 10.30pm)

Fried Chicken Singapore
Photo: 88 Chicken/Instagram

Why visit? 88 Chicken might just be a standalone little eatery run by a couple, but definitely holds its ground against the bigger names out there for being one of the better places that serve up authentic Korean fried chicken in Singapore.

Started in 2021, this hidden gem in Potong Pasir is helmed by a Korean chef and his wife, and serves up a diverse menu of hearty Korean dishes, including army stew, kimchi pancakes, and of course, Korean fried chicken — all at affordable prices. 

Crowd favourites: Among all of its fried chicken options, we suggest trying the original 88 fried chicken (from S$21), which comes piping hot and crispy — it comes with thin batter coating on the outside and juicy, tender meat on the inside. Slather on some honey mustard sauce for the perfect taste.

The 88 yangnyeom chicken (from S$23) also comes highly recommended — it comes perfectly seasoned with a sweet-spicy glaze, sure to please anyone seeking an authentic taste of Korea.

4. Waker Chicken

Multiple stores islandwide.
Open: Operating hours vary across stores

Fried Chicken Singapore
Photo: Waker Chicken/Instagram

Why visit? Established by a Korean duo, Waker Chicken is a casual chain serving up Korean-style fried chicken in Singapore. The brand was originally started by one of the duo’s uncles in Korea in the 90s and the duo received his blessing to introduce the brand to Singapore. 

Good news for chicken-loving Muslim friends — the chain obtained its halal certification for selected outlets in 2022, providing Muslim diners the opportunity to savour authentic Korean chicken without breaking the bank.

Crowd favourites: Indulge in its original crispy chicken (from S$13), fried to order for ultimate freshness. Its golden, delicately crisp batter adds a satisfying crunch with every bite.

For a unique twist, try its honey butter chicken (from S$15), which comes with the same hot-to-touch fried chicken, topped with honey butter powder, imparting a sweet, butterfly flavour.

5. Chix Hot Chicken

1 Jalan Pisang, 01-01
Open: Sunday to Thursday (12pm to 9pm), Friday to Saturday (12pm to 10.30pm)

Fried Chicken Singapore
Photo: Chix Hot Chicken/Instagram

Why visit? Satisfy your craving for intensely spicy chicken at Chix Hot Chicken, located in the heart of Bugis. Said to be the first establishment to offer Nashville hot chicken in Singapore, Chix Hot Chicken was founded six years ago by ex-Singapore Idol star Taufik Batisah and chicken-fanatic Ismail Bober.

The halal-friendly restaurant caters to various spice preferences and tolerance, with four different spice levels so that everyone can enjoy their hot-or-not chicken experience.

Crowd favourites: For solo diners, try the soul slide (S$9.90), a burger with boneless chicken thigh, creamy slaw and tangy pickles, finished with the outlet’s “pink sauce” between two slider buns. With a mild spice level, it’s great for beginners or those who are alright with mildly spicy foods.

For something spicier, opt for The DIP (S$9.90) at the “hot” spice level — this features a boneless chicken thigh drenched in buffalo marinade, with pickles and lettuce between slider buns. We recommend this for the true spice lovers only.

Be sure to get the hot wings (S$11.90) on the side, which offers the perfect balance of flavour and heat.

6. Southern Soul Nashville Fried Chicken

Multiple stores islandwide.
Open: Operating hours vary across stores

Fried Chicken Singapore
Photo: Southern Soul Nashville Fried Chicken/Instagram

Why visit? With 26 locations islandwide, Southern Soul Nashville Fried Chicken is a “virtual restaurant” that operates on a cloud-kitchen concept. Established in 1935, the regional fried chicken chain is available across Singapore, Thailand and Malaysia. 

The menu is straightforward, consisting of fried chicken and chicken sandwich options, complemented by traditional sides. As a delivery- and pick-up-only establishment, it’s the ideal go-to (or to-go) for those seeking crispy Southern fried chicken delivery in Singapore.

Crowd favourites: Among the six flavours of fried chicken available, we recommend spice enthusiasts try the Nashville-style fried wings (S$14.99) for a mouth-watering spicy kick.

Alternatively, the Southern drumstick chicken and thigh with classic ranch sauce (S$14.99) is a good alternative flavour choice with creamy and tangy notes.

Love savoury? Then get the chicken with sizzling butter cajun sauce (S$14.99), which offers a sweet and savoury goodness with a hint of spice.

7. Yardbird Southern Table and Bar

Marina Bay Sands Singapore, B1-07, 2 Bayfront Avenue
Open: Monday to Friday (11.30am to 11pm), Saturday to Sunday (10am to 12am)

Fried Chicken Singapore
Photo: Yardbird Southern Table and Bar/Instagram

Why visit? A name familiar to discerning foodies, Yardbird Southern Table and Bar is a prominent restaurant in Marina Bay Sands with outlets across the US, including Miami and Las Vegas.

Singapore marks the first Asian outpost for the multi-award-winning restaurant and features hearty farm-to-fork cuisine served in a Southern-style environment.

Furnished with an impressive selection of whiskey and an expansive dining space,  including alfresco seating overlooking the waterfront, Yardbird is the perfect place to charm a date while relishing good old-fashioned American nosh.

Crowd favourites: Indulge in one of Yardbirds’ most popular items, the chicken & waffles (S$46), crafted from a century-old family recipe. We dare say it’s one of the best fried chicken and waffles in Singapore, comprising pressure-fried chicken, brined for 27 hours and dredged in flour. The chicken is then served with honey hot sauce and chilled spiced watermelon atop cheddar waffle drizzled with bourbon maple syrup — an elevated take on the classic Western dish.

For a lighter option, try Lewellyn’s fine fried chicken (S$38), which comes with half of its famous bird along with its delectable honey hot sauce.

While you’re there, don’t miss its other signature items, such as the tea braised short ribs (S$45) and lobster mac and cheese (S$79).

8. Eng Kee Chicken Wings

Multiple stores islandwide.
Open: Operating hours vary across stores

Fried Chicken Singapore
Photo: Eng Kee Chicken Wings/Facebook

Why visit? Eng Kee Chicken Wings needs little introduction to Singaporeans — this stall offers fried chicken that’s been said by some to be one of the best fried chicken wings in Singapore. Its flagship stall at Commonwealth has been around for a staggering three decades, and it now has six outlets across the island.

Years on the brand continues to attract a loyal following for its reliably delicious chicken wings. Its secret lies in handpicking similar size chicken wings to ensure that they’re evenly-fried, marinating them for at least six hours, and massaging them to imbue the flavours into the meat.

Crowd favourites: The only real choice you have to make at Eng Kee is how many chicken wings (S$1.80) you want. They are priced per piece, and whatever number you decide on, we recommend just adding two or three to that final number. These wings are moist and succulent due to the thin layer of batter, while retaining a substantial crisp.

Supplement it with some bee hoon (S$1.40) or kway teow mee (S$1.40), and add on some long bean (S$1.10) for fibre for a complete meal. Remember to help yourself to some sambal chilli for that burst of umami and spicy punch.

9. Mrs. Hen

Multiple stores islandwide.
Open: Operating hours vary across stores

Fried Chicken Singapore
Photo: Mrs. Hen/Instagram

Why visit? Famed for its Indonesian fried chicken, Mrs. Hen is a halal-certified chain that first opened in East Village in Tanah Merah back in 2021. Its ayam geprek, meaning “crushed chicken”, is a type of spiced battered chicken that’s the perfect balance of crispiness and tenderness.

Here, diners can choose from four different spice levels, in increments of 10, ranging from “Level 10” to “Level DANGER (40)”. We advise starting with level 20 for those accustomed to typical spice levels. 

With six outlets islandwide, Mrs. Hen is swiftly becoming a go-to spot for authentic Indonesian fried chicken in Singapore.

Crowd favourites: Try the ayam geprek sambal signature (S$10.90), a crispy smashed chicken with its signature mixture of chilli peppers atop. When paired with the Indomie (add S$2.50), the combination becomes one hard to beat. 

For something a little milder in spice level, savour the ayam geprek salted egg (S$13.40), a delectable take on our local favourite flavour.

10. Ayam Penyet President

Multiple stores islandwide.
Open: Operating hours vary across stores

Fried Chicken Singapore
Photo: ayampresident.com

Why visit? A familiar name to many, Ayam Penyet President is a casual dining spot for those seeking a reliable plate for ayam penyet or “pressed chicken”. Since its opening in 2009 at Lucky Plaza, the establishment has since expanded to a chain of 12 outlets across the island.

Whether you’re looking for authentic Indonesian food or the best fried chicken in Singapore, the halal-certified establishment is sure to satiate with its affordable and hearty offerings.

Crowd favourites: Get the smashed fried chicken (S$7.90), also known as ayam penyet, which comes with a full plate accompanied by tofu, tempeh, crispy bits and its signature chilli paste.

Alternatively, try the grilled chicken (S$7.90), also known as ayam bakar, renowned for its subtle sweetness and served with the usual sides of tempeh, tofu and chilli.

11. The Good Gai

Thai Supermarket @ Aperia Mall, 01-20, 12 Kallang Avenue
Open: Monday to Sunday (11am to 8.30pm)

Fried Chicken Singapore
Photo: The Good Gai

Why visit? Previously located in the now-defunct Golden Mile Complex, The Good Gai is now located at Thai Supermarket at Aperia Mall. The Thai fried chicken takeaway-only kiosk is the first of its kind in Singapore and the brainchild of Folks Collective and Thai Supermarket.

The traditional recipes for its fried chicken are crafted by native Thai Head Chef Jong, and the menu is focused, with only two flavours across four items — so you know the flavours are good.

Crowd favourites: We recommend the signature Hatyai chicken winglets (S$6.90), consisting of five pieces for easy sharing. The winglets are incredibly aromatic and flavourful, having been marinated for 48 hours in a delicious blend of cumin, coriander roots and a secret batter with fish sauce among other things.

The signature Thai fried chicken cutlet (S$6.90) is also one to try for its more classic take on fried chicken.

12. I Love Taimei

Multiple stores islandwide.
Open: Operating hours vary across stores

Fried Chicken Singapore
Photo: I Love Taimei/Instagram

Why visit? This country is not shy of Taiwanese street snack options, but the I Love Taimei chain stands out for its unbeatable affordability and taste. 

With a varied menu full of local favourites such as bubble tea and an array of indulgent fried snacks, you’ll be spoilt for choice here. But we have to say: Its fried chicken is undeniably the star of the show here, with seven different flavours available to spice up your chicken.

Crowd favourites: We recommend the original chicken (S$6.90), which comes in flavorful tender morsels — opt for either the seaweed or mala flavour, depending on your preference for spice or not.

For those who prefer a little more batter, get the extra crispy chicken (S$6.90), which comes in a lighter yet more substantial breading for a fluffier texture.

13. Ah Tan Wings

Yishun Park Hawker Centre, 01-40, 51 Yishun Avenue 11
Open: Wednesday to Monday (11am to 8.30pm)

Fried Chicken Singapore
Photo: Ah Tan Wings/Instagram

Why visit? Opened in 2017 at Yishun Park Hawker Centre, Ah Tan Wings bears the namesake of Gen-Y hawker Tan Wee Yang, also known as “Ah Tan”. If you’ve never been there, it’s easy to identify this stall at Yishun Park hawker centre by the long queues leading up to it, especially during the weekends. 

True to its namesake, its har cheong chicken wings, also known as prawn paste chicken, are the specialty of the stall. This local delicacy consists of fried chicken wings marinated in fermented shrimp paste batter, which imparts an extremely savoury and umami flavour that could be seen as pungent to some, but deliciously fragrant to others.

Crowd favourites: Get the shrimp paste wings (S$2.20 per wing and drumlet), touted as “unforgettable” by the stall itself. Perfectly battered and fried, the wings are a must-try. There’s a minimum order of two, but we suggest getting more anyway to avoid regret once you leave the stall. 

For a more substantial meal, opt for its set A (S$6), which comes with two chicken wings and drumlets, a fried egg and a serving of aromatic rice.

14. Ah Boy Fried Chicken

Katong Shopping Centre, B1-124, 865 Mountbatten Road
Open: Monday (9am to 8.30pm), Tuesday to Sunday (11am to 8.30pm)

Why visit? If you’re looking for affordable western fare in the Katong area, Ah Boy Fried Chicken is your best bet. The no-frills stall is tucked away in the newish food court at the basement of the iconic Katong Shopping Centre.

This lesser-known gem may not have the internet presence of its counterparts, but the bang-for-buck fried chicken it offers has earned it a loyal-and-growing following. 

Crowd favourites: Get the chicken cutlet with pasta (S$11.50), which promises flavourful tender meat and a golden-brown crusty exterior.

Its two-piece fried chicken meal (from S$8.50), which comes with two sides or pasta, is also worth the try.

15. Salt Fried Chicken 

Old Airport Road Food Centre, 01-128, 51 Old Airport Road
Open: Monday to Thursday, Saturday (12.30pm to 2.30pm, 5 to 8.30pm)

CIMB Plaza, B1-16, 30 Raffles Place
Open: Monday to Friday (10am to 6pm)

Fried Chicken Singapore
Photo: Salt Fried Chicken Singapore/Instagram

Why visit? Helmed by siblings Naomi and Kenny, Salt Fried Chicken is known for its consistently great fried chicken and rice in Singapore. Located in the food haven Old Airport Road Food Centre, the concept was first established in 2014.

Inspired by Korean and Japanese culinary traditions, Salt Fried Chicken utilises premium ingredients such as Japanese Akita Komachi rice and a secret flour mixture influenced by Korean-style chicken, ensuring prolonged crispiness.

Crowd favourites: While there are a couple of flavours to choose from, opt for the signature fried chicken wings in soy garlic flavour (S$7.80), featuring a mix of six winglets and drumlets. 

For those craving some carbs, we recommend the signature chicken cutlet with soy garlic fried rice (from S$7.50). The succulent meat, encased in a crisp outer layer and drizzled in a sweet glaze, goes perfectly with the well-fried rice that comes with a robust wok hei fragrance.

To wash down the grease, end off with a comforting, soul-nourishing bowl of hot ginseng chicken soup (S$8.90).

Hungry for more? Check out our guide on the best stalls to head to at Changi Village Hawker Centre, and the best places in Singapore for some yummy curry puffs

All restaurants, except The Good Gai, are on the GrabFood Delivery Service and offer free delivery (up to S$3 off) with GrabUnlimited.  

Do explore the GrabFood Dine-in service for awesome deals. 

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