Best fried chicken in Christchurch

Crispy, crunchy, juicy, salty – there’s no denying that fried chicken is the bees knees.

A plate of fried chicken on a table.

Christchurch & Canterbury

Eat & Drink

Whether your preferred style is Korean, Japanese, southern American or with no chook at all, Christchurch has plenty of options to help satisfy your comfort food cravings.

OGB’s Vegan Fried Chicken will have even the most staunch meat-eaters digging in


30/28 Cathedral Square, Christchurch Central, Christchurch
Christchurch & Canterbury

Vegan fried chicken – three words which aren’t often seen together but make a lot of sense once you’ve tried OGB’s left-field take on the classic. Made from wheat protein, the “chicken” is tender with a hint of chew-factor, just like the real thing. Hot sauce, vegan aioli and tangy pickles are served alongside these bites making for a very satisfying snack. Grab a seat in the intimate bar or head outside for some al fresco dining while you chomp away on your chicken free chicken.

A trip to Orleans is not complete without a taste of their legendary fried chicken


89 Lichfield Street, Christchurch Central
Christchurch & Canterbury

It is almost a crime to visit Orleans in Stranges Lane and not order the buttermilk fried chicken. New menus come and go here to match the seasons but no matter what the weather, this dish is always wildly popular. And for good reason, too. Crispy, juicy and just the right amount of greasy, Orleans hits the nail on the head. Served with ranch, scallions and fermented chilli, this is a must-order from what is an already very enticing, soul food-laden menu.

As the name might suggest, Monster Chicken is committed to fried chicken in a big grunty way.

Monster Chicken

394 Riccarton Road, Riccarton

As the name might suggest, Monster Chicken is committed to fried chicken in a big grunty way. Here, there’s not just one type of fried chook, there’s 11. From original crispy fried to parmesan, garlic, mustard, sweet chilli and curry to lemon and hot chilli – there is no risk of being bored at Monster Chicken.