Chirping Chicken: Simply Delicious

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Everything about Chirping Chicken screams simplicity. From their deliciously moist charbroiled chicken basted in nothing but chicken fat, garlic and salt to their website which displays nothing but their menu, phone number, 77th Street and Amsterdam Avenue address, and the fact that they’re open until 2AM seven days a week.

If you want to be full for under $11, follow my lead:

  1. Half Dark Meat Charbroiled Chicken $6.49 ($7.49 for white meat)

  2. French Fries $2.89

  3. Can of Soda $0.99

This chicken is awesome. The addictive thin, crispy skin covers moist, tender chicken. I’ve eaten here twice and it’s been delicious twice. The fries are standard frozen shoestring and unfortunately the ketchup is some sweet impostor, but regardless, what could be better with greasy charbroiled chicken than fried potato?

What not to get:

The individual meal

Okay so you’re offered salad, pita, and one “hot side” for about $3.00 extra. So why not get it? Well for starters the “hot side” is really “half a hot side”. The salad, a bunch of iceberg and crappy Italian dressing, and the pita, are both weak. I recommend you pay that extra $3.00 for a full side or just get more charbroiled chicken. You’ll feel like Kramer and Newman in the “KRoasters” Seinfeld episode. It’s the only thing truly worth eating here.

Ribs

I don’t have a photo but I ordered them the first time I ate here and although they were meaty, they were tough and sauceless and the barbecue sauce provided by Chirping Chicken really isn’t good enough to elevate these subpar ribs.

Chirping Chicken

355 Amsterdam Avenue at 77th Street
(212) 787-6631 (212) 724-8029 (212) 787-6645
Open 7 Days a week until 2AM – Free Delivery
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6 Responses to “Chirping Chicken: Simply Delicious”

  1. BrooklynQ Says:

    Chirping Chicken is great. Except for it’s buffalo wings. They suck. Big time.

  2. The NYC Food Guy Says:

    BrooklynQ,

    Damn right, Chirping Chicken is effin delicious. Crispy, flame-grilled skin, moist chicken. Stuff dreams are made of. I haven’t had the wings but almost got them, now I definitely won’t. Any other things to steer clear of there? Where else have you had great grilled or bbq chicken? Hill Country’s was pretty good, better than the brisket in my opinion, but not the Kreuz’s sausage. Thanks for stopping by.

  3. Chirping Chicken: Best late night meal on Upper West Side? « NYC Food Guy Says:

    […] ($11.29, 8 pieces) and no fries is worth considering. Skip the ribs, stick with the chicken. Click here for more details. Chirping Chicken 355 Amsterdam Ave at 77th Street (212) 787-6631 (212) 724-8029 (212) 787-6645 […]

  4. Poker Ninja Says:

    I don’t know which buffalo wings you guys are refering to but the ones I tried weren’t basted in sauce. Instead, they were crispy deep fried with a rich spicey flavor that was perfectly well balanced. In fact, after I tried them, I couldn’t stop thinking about them. Everytime I would take a sip of beer or wine, my mind would always run back to the Chirping chicken’s crispy unbasted buffalo wings.

  5. FN Says:

    I used to have a buddy from Germany who loved this place. He couldn’t pronounce the name. He called it Charp-Charp Chicken.

    Check out the chicken at Rodeo as well, I think you may like it.

    http://pufflist.blogspot.com/2008/09/rodeos-half-chicken-gets-my-whole.html

  6. The NYC Food Guy Says:

    FN,

    Right on man. Whatever you call it, Chirping Chicken is delicious.

    Ive been to Rodeo before, had some pulled pork, probably the worst Ive ever had. From the job you did cleaning your plate, it must be good. Either that or you were hungry.

    Sweet blog. Keep up the good work and keep passing over links. Thanks for the love.

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