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Old 11-26-2014, 05:37 PM
 
Location: Connecticut
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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!!
I had heard that the two restaurants were connected. We loved the Chicken Roost. We would pick up dinner there. We now go to Drumstick on Main Street in the North End. I wonder if they are the same recipe because their chicken tastes very similar. Jay
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Old 11-29-2014, 10:17 AM
 
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God yes. The best chicken. As a teenager I could easily eat a couple of those dinners.
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Old 11-29-2014, 03:07 PM
 
Location: near bears but at least no snakes
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well, three posts back was by the OWNER'S grandnephew. So if anybody still wants the recipe, you could try messaging him. Maybe....just maybe......he would know it and be willing to share.
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Old 01-30-2015, 04:10 PM
 
Location: food of the gods
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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!!
TBone please update this thread

2015 and the love of your families food is still dear to so many that grew up on it as the Greatest fried chicken and onion rings.... please share
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Old 01-30-2015, 04:15 PM
 
Location: food of the gods
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This restaurant was located in downtown Hartford near Union Station. I think it closed in the 70s.

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Old 03-13-2015, 02:35 PM
 
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Default Best Chicken Ever

Wow! Was that the best chicken or what! When I use to visit my grandparents (a lot) I use to tell my grandmother that I wanted Chicken Coop chicken -- she always made my grandfather go get it. I also use to travel once a week by bus with my friend to go to the YMCA swim team (when I was 10 years old) from Wethersfield. Our parents picked us up. One night we skipped out of the YMCA and walked to Chicken Coop. Must of stayed longer than we thought. Parents came to pick us up and we weren't there (Trouble!). The owners lived about 6 houses down from us on Belcher Road, Wethersfield, CT. Want recipe!
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Old 12-05-2015, 05:33 PM
 
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My husband and I were just talking about the Chicken Coop! It was by far the best fried chicken and onion rings ever! I wonder if the owner ever past on his recipe.
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Old 12-05-2015, 05:37 PM
 
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TBone please update this thread

2015 and the love of your families food is still dear to so many that grew up on it as the Greatest fried chicken and onion rings.... please share
I often wondered why no one carried on that recipe...they would totally be successful if they did! I'm 62 and now live in TX but man I will never forget the Chicken Coop.
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Old 03-27-2016, 01:56 AM
 
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Growing up my Dad would stop at the Chicken Coop on payday and bring it home for us...It was Awesome...I'm now living in Texas, and I would love to get a copy of the recipe if you have it...Thanks for being here.
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Old 07-14-2018, 11:18 AM
 
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Default Henderson2245 Is the recipe available?

I recall enjoying the restaurant especially the waitress who never wrote down anything. She just smiled to acknowledge the order. No matter how many were in at the table, she never missed up an order.


I would love to try to cook it here at home. I believe the secret was totally fresh chicken.
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