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Old 10-12-2013, 04:02 PM
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I have to have this chicken one more time. Someone has to have the recipe. I'm 68 and refuse to leave earth without having this chicken and onion rings one more time/This is the best of all I have tasted across this great country!
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Old 02-03-2014, 10:19 AM
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Hi,, My name is Janet and I just started a page on Facebook called "Resurrecting the Chicken Coop". There are people on 3 different Hartford sites that are trying to contact the owners, get the recipes, and investors that want the Chicken Coop to live on in Hartford. They'd like to start it up again in the area o Union Station.
I see you said your grandfather owned it. I'd appreciate any information, pictures that you can give me about the coop.
Thanks so much!
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Old 02-06-2014, 06:53 AM
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omg it would be the most visited restaurant ever. I think of it so often. Went there are a child with my parents and took my kids there. We all still remember it as the best and keep trying to find chicken that good.
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Old 02-06-2014, 05:32 PM
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Anyone have a picture of the Chicken coop in Hartford
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Old 02-24-2014, 11:37 AM
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Default The Chicken Coop in Hartford CT

I'd like to see a picture of the Chicken Coop restaurant in Hartford Connecticut too.
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Old 04-19-2014, 03:32 PM
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Hey folks, Just wanted to get this fact on the record since I have not seen it mentioned anywhere on the web...

I was born and raised in Hartford and frequented the Coop on many occasions. But as a youngster living in the southwest end of Hartford the Chicken Coop located near the train station was too far to walk. So during my younger years we used to walk to the Chicken Coop located on Broad St. I don't remember the exact address but walking down Broad St. From New Britain Ave. toward Park St. it was located on the left side of the street pretty close to Park St. This location only offered food for take out and, as I remember it, only offered the fried menu items (chicken, chicken liver, fries, onion ring, stuff like that). That was fine for me and my friends as we always ordered the (3) piece dark chicken (which came with fries in that 10 x 10 x 2" box) and a side order of onion rings.

Not 100% sure but I believe the take out location closed a year or two before the main restaurant near the train station. Maybe "henderson2245" can provide some more information. Like, what happened to the fried menu item(s) recipe.
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Old 07-04-2014, 01:57 PM
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My parents and friend's parents use to bring home at lease 4 boxes of Chicken Coop's fried chicken, fries and/or onion rings every weekend that they spent in the City of Hartford, CT. How we miss this wonderful treat. Best Chicken you could have had in your life. Now, in our mid 50's, still craving that HOT, CRISPY, JUCIEY Chicken wrapped up in the cartoon box with the red & white string, all stacked in a neat bundle. One could have smelled that Chicken miles away. Memories that will never go away.

Last edited by msmarussell; 07-04-2014 at 02:08 PM.. Reason: spell check
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Old 07-04-2014, 10:30 PM
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Out of the world onion rings, I remember.
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Old 07-16-2014, 08:52 AM
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Default chicken coop

to the relatives of the chicken coop, we are interested in obtaining the recipe.
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Old 11-26-2014, 01:39 PM
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Default The Chicken Coop

Hysterical coming across this post! The Chicken Coop in Hartford was my uncle's (grandfather's brother) place, my grandfather owned the Chicken Roost on State Street in Bridgeport. Louie Armstrong used to go there often as my grandfather used to play and record with him, Bobby Hackett among many others (have photos) and we still have the original recipe. Someone also mentioned the baby pictures on the walls, yup, that is correct at both places. I actually have mine home now. I'm so glad to see so many people remember them!! They loved their customers and would have been so happy to see these posts. I know I am!!
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