One of the best parts of a Walt Disney World vacation is including in the absolutely incredible food found in the hundreds of dining locations throughout the property. Guests can enjoy everything from signature dining experiences to classic Mickey Bars and everything in between depending on where they choose to enjoy a meal. While there are plenty of unique options to choose from, guests might be surprised that there are some outstanding chicken options featured in many of the Walt Disney World restaurants. While sometimes chicken can be bland, these restaurants know how to infuse flavors and techniques into the poultry to create absolutely amazing dishes that guests will want to order time and time again. Here are the ten best chicken plates to enjoy at Walt Disney World.
1. Art’s Famous Fried Chicken – Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’
Disney Springs is home to an amazing restaurant that combines southern charm and delicious food created by renowned Chef Art Smith. Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’ features many popular dishes for brunch, lunch, and dinner, but is most well-known for its amazing fried chicken. Art’s Famous Fried Chicken features poultry that has been buttermilk-brined for twenty four hours then fried and served with mashed potatoes and a cheddar drop biscuit.
2. “Tastes Like Chicken” Because It Is! – Jungle Navigation Co. LTD Skipper Canteen
A popular full service restaurant in the Magic Kingdom’s Adventureland is owned and operated by the unforgettable skippers from the nearby Jungle Cruise. The Jungle Navigation Co. LTD Skipper Canteen invites guests to dine on exotic flavors from around the world while also enjoying the dry and witty humor of the skippers. Guests are sure to love the “Tastes Like Chicken” Because It Is! which is crispy-fried chicken served with jasmine rice, chili glaze, and seasonal vegetables.
3. Poulet Rouge Chicken – Be Our Guest Restaurant
Also found in the Magic Kingdom is another amazing restaurant that brings the elegance and charm of Beauty and the Beast to life. Be Our Guest Restaurant is open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and invites guests to step inside the Beast’s Castle and dine on classic French cuisine. A popular dinner option is the Poulet Rouge Chicken which is served with faro wheat risotto, seasonal vegetables, crisp pancetta, and a garlic butter sauce.
4. Mole Poblano – San Angel Inn Restaurante
The Mexico Pavilion in Epcot’s World Showcase is home to several restaurants, none of which are as popular as the San Angel Inn Restaurante located inside of the ancient pyramid. Guests can dine on authentic Mexican cuisine while watching serene boats pass by and a volcano gently smoking in the distance. Diners are sure to love the delicious Mole Poblano which features all-natural grilled chicken breast topped with a Mole sauce made with pine nuts, spices, and a hint of chocolate. The dish is then served with parsley, white rice, poblano rajas, and tortillas.
5. Mammy’s Roast Chicken – Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant
A popular dining location in Disney Springs invites guests to dine on authentic pub cuisine while also enjoying live entertainment. Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant serves up hearty favorites that guests can tuck into while listening to live music and enjoying Irish Step Dancing. The lively atmosphere pairs perfectly with Mammy’s Roast Chicken which features a lemon thyme-roasted half chicken served with mashed potatoes, herb bread sauce, and red wine jus.
6. Bell & Evans Chicken Breast – The Hollywood Brown Derby
Disney’s Hollywood Studios is home to a popular restaurant that brings the elegance of Hollywood to life through traditional décor and delicious American cuisine. The Hollywood Brown Derby is designed to look like its counterpart in Hollywood and guests can enjoy their meals amongst caricature sketches of famous celebrities. While there are plenty of popular dishes served at the location for lunch and dinner, a wonderful option is the Bell & Evans Chicken Breast which is accompanied by pancetta, guajillo pepper, tomato stuffing, roasted fingerling potatoes, seasonal mushrooms, romanesco, and a sun-dried tomato sauce.
7. Poulet Fermier a la Layonnaise, Pomme Puree – Chefs de France
One of the most popular dining experiences in Epcot’s World Showcase is situated in the heart of the France Pavilion and whisks guests away to a charming locale that feels just like Paris. Chefs de France is open daily for lunch and dinner and offers guests the chance to dine on authentic French cuisine while people watching and taking in the charming details of the pavilion. Those who dine at Chefs de France are sure to enjoy the Poulet Fermier a la Layonnaise, Pomme Puree which is a Lyon-style roasted chicken served with tomatoes, vinegar sauce, and mashed potatoes.
8. Chermoula Chicken – Jiko – The Cooking Place
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge transports guests to the beauty and wonder of Africa through a gorgeous lobby filled with dark wood accents and authentic artwork and relics and a sweeping savannah where serene animals roam. A popular dining location at the Disney Resort is Jiko – The Cooking Place where guests can indulge in the flavors of Africa, India, and the Mediterranean each night for dinner. A popular entrée option at the location is the Chermoula Chicken which is served with baba ganoush, fregula salad, and baby squash.
9. Chicken & Waffle – Tiffins Restaurant
One of the newest dining locations in Disney’s Animal Kingdom invites guests to tap into their adventurous sides and dine on flavors of the world in an atmosphere inspired by adventures across the globe. Tiffins Restaurant is open daily for lunch and dinner and guests have many different mouthwatering options to choose from. A great option is the Chicken & Waffle which features a cornmeal waffle, caulilini, huckleberry butter, and maple chicken jus.
10. Chicken Masala Curry – Rose & Crown Dining Room
The UK Pavilion in Epcot’s World Showcase is incredibly popular with guests thanks to the combination of charm and a popular eatery and pub that brings the spirit of Britain to life. The Rose & Crown Dining Room invites guests to dine on British pub favorites in a lively atmosphere with beautiful views of World Showcase Lagoon. Guests are sure to love indulging in the Chicken Masala Curry that is served with seasoned vegetables, basmati rice, and raita.