Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken in Hell's Kitchen

 Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken in Hell's Kitchen

Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken in Hell's Kitchen

I love chicken: fried, pan seared, rotisserie, you name it. I discovered fried chicken in the US many years ago in a Southern cuisine restaurant and was blown away. Well, it has to be good: crispy with the chicken perfectly cooked and moist. The coating should also not overpower the taste of the chicken by having too much seasoning and I like when it is slightly greasy. So I was excited to try the second location of Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken that opened few months ago in Hell’s Kitchen and the cafeteria style joint lived up to my expectations.

 Dining room at Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken in Hell's Kitchen

Dining room at Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken in Hell's Kitchen

The menu is tricky because there are many choices there for cuts: thighs, drumsticks, wings or tenders. And if you prefer, you can go for a sandwich. I tried a few. Here we go:

First I’ll start with the drinks: they have beer so I went for a Guinness that, not surprisingly, was not as good in a can than it is on tap. 

 Guinness beer at Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken in Hell's Kitchen

Guinness beer at Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken in Hell's Kitchen

Chicken livers and caramelized onions: fantastic! The livers were well cooked, not dry and I loved the added sweetness of the onions. 

 Chicken livers and caramelized onions at Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken in Hell's Kitchen

Chicken livers and caramelized onions at Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken in Hell's Kitchen

 Chicken livers and caramelized onions at Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken in Hell's Kitchen

Chicken livers and caramelized onions at Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken in Hell's Kitchen

Blue Ribbon sandwich: crispy chicken with lettuce, tomato and pickled cucumber on a toasted bun. Although I liked the chicken that was very tasty, I thought it was overall a bit bland, wondering if they forgot to put their Blue Ribbon sauce...So I added some wasabi honey on it and it was better. 

 Blue Ribbon sandwich at Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken in Hell's Kitchen

Blue Ribbon sandwich at Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken in Hell's Kitchen

The 4 piece mix, that is fried breast, whole wings, thigh and drumstick. It was superb: the chicken was one of the best fried chicken I had, being as I mentioned before: crispy and moist. 

 4 pieces mix at Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken in Hell's Kitchen

4 pieces mix at Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken in Hell's Kitchen

It was served with delicious fries: thin cut like I love them (sorry I am not a bit fan of steak fries), crispy and cooked all the way through. 

 French fries at Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken in Hell's Kitchen

French fries at Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken in Hell's Kitchen

As sides, I tried the Cole slaw that came with the chicken as well as the pickled cucumber, both good. 

 Cole slaw at Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken in Hell's Kitchen

Cole slaw at Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken in Hell's Kitchen

 Pickles at Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken in Hell's Kitchen

Pickles at Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken in Hell's Kitchen

It was a very good dinner: if you like fried chicken, Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken is a place not to miss, even if New York has institutions like Sylvia's where it is not just about the chicken, but also the history of the place. 

Enjoy (I did)!

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Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken - 749 9th Ave, New York, NY 10019

 
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