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Gus’s Fried Chicken “Best Fried Chicken on the Planet”

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I am thrilled you landed on my blog to find out more about Gus’s Fried Chicken in Arkansas.

Are you here looking for delicious family restaurants while visiting Arkansas?

I am here to show you where to eat and why we love this Arkansas restaurant.

This year will be our seventh year living in Arkansas.  We have our favorite places to eat.  Please see all my reviews on Arkansas restaurants here

Gus’s Fried Chicken has a location in Nashville (Brentwood), TN, Collierville, TN, and now in Little Rock, AR.

They claim they have “Simply the Best Fried Chicken on the Planet.”  Gus’s Chicken is originally from Memphis, TN.

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Gus’s Fried Chicken in Little Rock

If you know me or follow my blog, you already know that fried chicken is my favorite food.  If it is on a menu, I will order it.  Gus’s Fried Chicken is known for it’s hot seasonings.  It is hot but not so hot you can not eat it.  It is not as hot as a hot wing but just enough heat to keep you craving it.  I just love a seasoned, crispy, crunchy crust and when you bite into the crust of a great piece of fried chicken, the juices just flow everywhere.

Gus's Fried Chicken "Best Fried Chicken on the Planet"

So, how did Gus’s Fried Chicken stack up to my expectations?

The crust was the crunchiest crust I have ever had.

An A+++ for the crust! 

The chicken was seasoned extremely well.

It is true the seasoning is a little on the hot side.  It was the hottest seasoning I have ever had on a piece of chicken.  I noticed that I wanted another piece after eating a couple of pieces.

Honey on my Chicken 

I asked the waitress for some honey as I always do for my fried chicken.  After trying the sweet honey with the heat in the chicken,  it put Gus’s Fried Chicken on a different level.  I now believe it was probably the best chicken I had ever had.  Gus, keep the honey on the tables!!!  We live in the south, and I am sure I am not the only person who likes honey on their fried chicken.

The chicken was crispy and juicy, not dry at all, but it was not as juicy as I have had in the past.

I still think AQ Chicken in Fayetteville has the most succulent chicken I have ever had.

Gus’s menu is simple

Fried Chicken or Fried Chicken but it is not a fast food place.   

The chicken is made to order.  It is extremely hot when it arrives in front of you.  We did not have room to try the desserts.  The side dishes were good.  We had Gus’s baked beans and the fries, but the chicken was still the star.  

Gus's Fried Chicken "Best Fried Chicken on the Planet"

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  1. I haven’t had fried chicken in quite sometime, but that chicken looked delicious to me. I am not sure we have any returns locally that cater to it other then KFC and they really are just fast food and not all that good. Going to have look into this now, because you made me hungry for this now! 🙂

  2. Well, I am still working on reverse engineering the Gus’s fried chicken recipe but I think I made some good headway last year. I am satisfied with the crust but need to get the heat level up. For me the secret is to make a slurry with buttermilk and cornstarch. One person who remained anonymous said “add just a little flour”.

    Best regards,
    Jay Francis

    • Jay,

      When you master Gus’s fried chicken recipe, please share it. Fried chicken is my favorite food in the world. I am originally from Alabama, but live in Arkansas. I grew up eating fried chicken and still LOVE it. I have written about several fried chicken restaurants.
      I look forward to visiting your blog.
      Diane Roark

  3. Yum! If I ever visit any of these cities I am looking this place up. My readers may find that surprising because I have a health and wellness blog, but my belief is that I eat healthy every day at home so I can splurge when I’m on vacation, visiting family, going out to dinner, etc! Visiting from SITS.


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