All photos by Sean Cooley
Proving there is a God (... who likes pizza... and fried chicken...), Piece and Honey Butter Fried Chicken have joined delicious forces to produce Chicago's first-ever Fried Chicken Pizza, a February-only pie special to end all pie specials. Here’s a closer look:
Piece’s pies are modeled after the ones they make in New Haven, CT, where the residents love 1) thin, homemade dough, 2) tomato-garlic sauce, and 3) sweater vests.
And since this is one of the top 10 pizza places in Chicago
, they're not just using one cheese (obnoxious eye roll!), they're using TWO: mozzarella and Parmesan.
Then comes the juicy, fried chicken. A large pie gets about 8oz of crispy goodness, which's been double-battered in buttermilk & seasoned flour and fried.
Olive oil gives the pizza its golden brown finish and texture.
Then, once it's outta the oven, it’s hit with a few dashes of smoked paprika, and voila: fried mother-sexing chicken pizza.