Fried chicken at Hanson's (credit: Young Kim)

Sometimes nothing is as satisfying as fried chicken almost so hot you cannot eat. While the newsroom argues over the chains, (it’s a very vehement KFC versus Popeye’s debate) there are plenty of places to satisfy your need for a perfect piece of chicken, be it a leg, breast or thigh.

Hanson's (credit: Young Kim)

Hanson’s Grill & Tavern

1301 South Pearl Street
Denver, CO 80210
(303) 744-1052
You’ll find all sorts of great neighborhood shopping and dining on South Pearl Street and among them, Hanson’s. The menu offers all sorts of American favorites but nothing shines quite as brightly as the honey-kissed fried chicken. You get a great mix of favorite pieces, breast, leg and thigh. Load up on the mashed potatoes as well and don’t forget to check out one of the best happy hours in town.

White Fence Farm (credit: CBS)

White Fence Farm

6263 West Jewell Avenue
Lakewood, CO 80232
(303) 935-5945
This is a classic family joint, well, joint doesn’t begin to describe it but “farm” certainly does. There’s almost always a wait but there is plenty to keep everyone entertained, in fact, you might not be ready for your table when it’s ready for you. You’ll be able to check out the OK Corral where you can feed and pet the critters, even get in a little shopping. But once you’re ready to eat, you be served up family portions of comfort food including Granny’s classic fried chicken with all your favorite sides.

Wynkoop Brewing Company (credit: CBS)

Wynkoop Brewing Co.

1634 18th Street
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 297-2700
You might think about the Wynkoop as a great place to check out locally brewed beers but you’ll also find fried chicken to make Grandma weep. The Wynkoop even stole Grandma’s secret — using buttermilk to soak the chicken before battering it up and frying it to golden perfection. Part of fried chicken is most definitely the sides, this comes with Yukon gold mashed potatoes and a biscuit.

– By Raetta Holdman for

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