Healthy fried chicken? That’s the claim surrounding new St Kilda’s Clucked, moving away from the southern fried chicken trend and pushing something a bit less understood and loved. “Happy, healthy fried 100% free range boneless chicken” describes a press released for the recently opened diner, a family-owned business located on busy Carlisle Street with signature dishes that make use of a unique herb and spice filled breading and benefit from being cooked in rice bran oil.
The result is chicken that has less than 3g of fat per piece, said to maintain the flavour and texture that has made fried chicken one of the most in-demand foods in the world. It helps that the owners, local brothers who have refined their father’s recipe, are dedicated to making almost everything on site, from the original herb and spice filled breading through to their own blend of salt which is used for their house-made chips.
To complement their signatures, the kitchen has also put together a range of fresh salads, arancinis (one with taleggio filling) and desserts to help fill a table or complete a delivery order. For those dining in, there’s also a range of wines, beers and soda.
Address: 21 Carlisle St, St Kilda
Contact: 9537 2138