Fried chicken sandwiches are a hot (sometimes literally) item these days. The crispy bird has flown to the top of sandwich menus across the United States with the best chefs in the country luring hungry eaters with their finest renditions — not to mention numerous fast food joints, including Popeye's and Chick-fil-A, flocking in an attempt to rule the roost. We scoured reviews and rankings by expert food writers and countless hungry customers to find the best fried chicken sandwiches in America for your eating pleasure. So forget that diet, grab some napkins, and prepare to chow down on the best birds in the country.
Jason Notte contributed to this story.
Note: While many restaurants are closed to dine-in customers, all of the eateries on this list are offering delivery or to-go orders.