There's a sort of primitive pleasure to eating fried chicken. You're gnawing the bones to get at the last morsels of meat and your fingers are all covered in grease. It's real caveman stuff. Would you have it any other way, though? It's way more fun than using cutlery or even nibbling carefully at the edge of a burrito.

So choose a style (American? Korean?), a cut (thigh? wing?) and your spice level, and get stuck in.

Lucky Egg

The Valley's favourite late-night chicken joint.

322 Brunswick Street
Fortitude Valley QLD 4006

Seoul Bistro

Korean chicken, yang nyum style.

2/152 Turton Street
Sunnybank QLD 4109

Heya Bar

Can't go past that karaage popcorn chicken.

Downstairs 351 Brunswick Street
Fortitude Valley QLD 4006

Ze Pickle Fortitude Valley

Three types of wings to try.

1 Prospect Street
Fortitude Valley QLD 4006

Red Hook

Popcorn chicken at a permanent food truck.

3 88 Creek Street
Brisbane QLD 4000

Winner Winner

Chicken and beer. Winning.

A 223 Given Terrace
Padddington QLD 4064

Bird's Nest Yakitori

Fine kaarage, in the north and the south.

5/220 Melbourne Street
South Brisbane QLD 4101