Get Fired Up for L.A.'s Best Hot Chicken

From Southern style to Thai, hot chicken is having a moment

Howlin' Ray's in Far East Plaza
Photo courtesy of Howlin' Ray's, Facebook

It’s steamy, it’s crispy, it’s juicy and most of all, it’s spicy. We’re talking about Nashville Hot Chicken - the fried bird phenomenon that started with the vengeful girlfriend of a man named Thornton Prince in Nashville, Tennessee. Trying to serve justice for being spited backfired however, and the cayenne-laced recipe has since become a favorite across the South.

Los Angeles pays homage to the heat with the tradition that has now thankfully made it cross-country. We are so lucky that bona fide renditions of that hot chicken can be found all over L.A. these days. We’ve supplemented our Nashville Hot Chicken list with other deliciously spicy chicken dishes, so you can try more of our favorites that glean influences from elsewhere.

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13539 Ventura Blvd
91423-3825 Sherman Oaks , CA
Moderate
3322 West Sunset Boulevard
90046 Los Angeles , CA
814 Traction Ave.
90013 Los Angeles , CA
Moderate
727 N. Broadway #128
90012 Los Angeles , CA
448 N. Fairfax Ave.
90036 Los Angeles , CA
Moderate
727 N Broadway Ste 130
90012 Los Angeles , CA
2616 Beverly Blvd
90057 Los Angeles , CA
1451 N Gardner St
90046 Los Angeles , CA