Apr 23, 2021
The best thing Linh ate: The Chicken's chicken tenders bring the heat
A basket of fried chicken tenders
The spicy chicken tender basket from The Chicken. Photo: Linh Ta/Axios

The Chicken's spicy chicken tender basket, aka the "Iowa Hot Chicken" ($12) is every bit of poppin' fried chicken you're craving + some fiery burn.

  • Their strips are hand-breaded and fried to juicy and crackly perfection, while a spicy marinade and seasoning blend gives some heat.
  • I like to go the extra mile and get it coated in the dry rub for a well-seasoned punch. It's hot, crunchy and absolutely addictive.

Open 11am to 9pm, Sun-Thurs; 11am to 10pm, Fri-Sat, 4221 South Orilla Rd., West Des Moines, 515-410-2520


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