Chirping Chicken: Simply Delicious

Date May 23, 2008

Everything about Chirping Chicken screams simplicity. From their deliciously moist charbroiled chicken basted in nothing but chicken fat, garlic and salt to their website which displays nothing but their menu, phone number, 77th Street and Amsterdam Avenue address, and the fact that they’re open until 2AM seven days a week.

If you want to be full for under $11, follow my lead:

  1. Half Dark Meat Charbroiled Chicken $6.49 ($7.49 for white meat)

  2. French Fries $2.89

  3. Can of Soda $0.99

This chicken is awesome. The addictive thin, crispy skin covers moist, tender chicken. I’ve eaten here twice and it’s been delicious twice. The fries are standard frozen shoestring and unfortunately the ketchup is some sweet impostor, but regardless, what could be better with greasy charbroiled chicken than fried potato?

What not to get:

The individual meal

Okay so you’re offered salad, pita, and one “hot side” for about $3.00 extra. So why not get it? Well for starters the “hot side” is really “half a hot side”. The salad, a bunch of iceberg and crappy Italian dressing, and the pita, are both weak. I recommend you pay that extra $3.00 for a full side or just get more charbroiled chicken. You’ll feel like Kramer and Newman in the “KRoasters” Seinfeld episode. It’s the only thing truly worth eating here.


I don’t have a photo but I ordered them the first time I ate here and although they were meaty, they were tough and sauceless and the barbecue sauce provided by Chirping Chicken really isn’t good enough to elevate these subpar ribs.

Chirping Chicken

355 Amsterdam Avenue at 77th Street
(212) 787-6631 (212) 724-8029 (212) 787-6645
Open 7 Days a week until 2AM – Free Delivery