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The 5 Best Fried Chicken Places Around Frederick

Nearly 200 years ago, the first humans battered and fried chicken. According to, the Scottish were those humans. By the late 1800s, recipes for it were appearing in cookbooks in America.

But some suggest it dates back thousands of years, with origins in China, West Africa and the Middle East.

Whenever it originated, whoever first concocted it, we thank them.

In the Best Fried Chicken category this year, the winners have been plucked, and they're nothing short of egg-cellent.

Giant Eagle, a perennial fave, spreads its wings across multiple locations, serving up a fried chicken so in-demand that it flies off the shelves, beloved for its just-so combo of crispy, juicy and flavorful.

At Thurmont Kountry Kitchen, they pride themselves on their famous broasted chicken, shown above, a nationwide sensation that's a cut above the rest. Their secret? A blend of home-style cooking with fresh, locally sourced ingredients that brings comfort food to new heights. They invite you to join them not just for a meal, but for an experience that turns diners into long-time friends​.

Watson's Carry-Out is where quality meets hometown heart. Their website guarantees that every bite of their meticulously prepared chicken is the best you could have ordered, ensuring that great taste and good times are always on the menu. They offer at least 10 sides to complement your dinner, from classic baked beans to sweet potato fries.

These winners have you covered, making sure that every visit is a cluck above the rest​.

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