Regular readers will already know about my love for fried chicken – it’s something I always enjoy, and endeavour to find the best of. And, if I have to sample all of the fried chicken offerings in Hampshire, I’ll do just that!
I’ve compiled a selection of my favourite spots for fried chicken in Hampshire, from brunch dishes and crispy wings to street food.
I’ll be updating this guide to the best fried chicken in Hampshire as I discover new ones – and if you have a recommendation for some excellent fried chicken, leave me a comment so that I can check it out!
The best spots for Fried Chicken in Hampshire
1. Josie’s (Bishops Waltham, Winchester & Petersfield)
2. Arepa2Go, Portsmouth
3. Nice Slice, Portsmouth
4. Hubbox, Portsmouth
Josie’s (Bishops Waltham, Winchester & Petersfield)
Josie’s has fast become one of my favourite spots for breakfast, brunch or lunch – and for good reason. You can get most things with fried chicken, and if it’s not part of a dish – you can order it on the side! Their fried chicken is crispy, with a tasty batter and huge portion sizes – I love it.
They’ve got branches in Bishops Waltham, Winchester and Petersfield (with another opening soon in Romsey), so there should be one to suit your whereabouts.
My top picks: Buttermilk Fried Chicken Pancakes, Breakfast Taco with Fried Chicken.
Website: Visit Josie’s here
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Tucked away inside the new Outside-In Food Court in Portsmouth you’ll find a range of street food vendors – one of which is Arepa2Go. They serve up traditional Venezuelan street food in the form of arepas (which are excellent) – but my focus today is on their fried chicken strips. They are excellent, and worth a visit to Outside-In just for these. Crispy, succulent and with the perfect amount of spice, this is some seriously good fried chicken.
My top picks: Fried Chicken Strips
Website: Find Arepa2Go on Facebook
You might also like to read this: Street Food at Outside-In Food Court, Portsmouth
Nice Slice, Portsmouth
Nice Slice is situated in the newly reopened The Greenwich pub in Southsea – primarily serving up giant pizzas and slices, but also serving some excellent fried chicken. I love a good crispy chicken wing, and the offering for Nice Slice was seriously good. Covered in a house dust and served with a dip of your choice, we really enjoyed these wings and I’m planning on heading back to try one of their fried chicken burgers (which look amazing).
My top picks: Fried Chicken Wings
Website: Find Nice Slice on Facebook
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Hubbox is fresh to the Portsmouth food scene, but they’re no novice when it comes to fried chicken. Originating from the West Country, Hubbox cook up food inspired by American street food using locally sourced Cornish ingredients – now here in Hampshire! Their fried chicken tenders pack a serious punch and a very generous portion size. You’re given a choice of sauces to dunk your tenders in – I’d recommend the Hub hot sauce (which isn’t too hot – just delicious). These were seriously juicy and very tender… pardon my pun.
They’ve also got a range of chicken burgers on the menu – one of which is the Katsu Chicken burger you’ll see above. Panko coated and fried, this chicken burger packed a real flavour punch and definitely deserves a place in this guide. The next time we visit, I’ve got my eye on the Mother Clucker Fries – topped with, you guessed it, fried chicken! Doesn’t that sound amazing?
My top picks: HBX Chicken Tenders with Hub Hot Sauce, Katsu Chicken Burger
Website: Visit Hubbox here
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Where’s your favourite spot for fried chicken in Hampshire?