Publix Fried Chicken Featured

When it comes to southern comfort food, fried chicken is our first choice. It’s hard to visit our store without stopping by the deli to get a box. It’s a Publix staple item and we’re here to share some fun facts about this favorite.

Did You Know?

  • More than 57 million pounds of fried chicken are purchased from the deli each year.
  • Our fried chicken is double hand breaded, using our own secret recipe.
  • It’s made fresh in the deli every day!
  • We have not changed our fried chicken recipe since we began offering it.
  • You can order our fried chicken, either hot or cold, in increments larger than 50 pieces online and we even have a meal offering that feeds 24 people.
  • Our largest deli fried chicken offering is 200 mixed pieces!
  • Our wings and chicken tenders can be tossed in sauces including buffalo mild, buffalo hot, sweet sriracha, Caribbean jerk, Korean BBQ, spicy gold, garlic parmesan.


Publix Deli Fried Chicken


Now that we have your mouth watering, it’s time to stop by the deli for a fresh box of our deli fried chicken! Also, if you love our bakery chocolate chip cookies, find out all the secrets behind this Publix favorite.

Caroline A.

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Caroline started with Publix as a cashier in 2015 and has developed a passion for writing and social media. She loves being a part of Publix’s culture and enjoys bringing new ideas to The Publix Checkout by writing about topics customers might not know about the company. Pub Subs and Publix Sweet Tea are her favorites, and you’ll always find her with an iced coffee in hand. Outside of work, Caroline enjoys traveling, watching college football and playing with her fur child.

31 Comments on “7 Things You Didn’t Know About Publix Fried Chicken

  1. Gail

    I have purchased your fried chicken 3 times recently and all were drenched in grease, so greasy my hands were full of it. Your chicken in the past had been very good. What has happened recently with your quality, l will never purchase your chicken until you can provide a quality item. The two stores are the sugarmill woods and weeki watchi stores.

      1. Gail

        I have purchased your fried chicken 3 times recently and all were drenched in grease, so greasy my hands were full of it. Your chicken in the past had been very good. What has happened recently with your quality, l will never purchase your chicken until you can provide a quality item. The two stores are the sugarmill woods and weeki watchi stores.

        1. Caroline A.Caroline A.

          Hi Gail, I am very sorry to hear this happened with the fried chicken you recently purchased. I recommend sharing your experience and concerns with our social media team through private message on Facebook or direct message on Twitter. They should be able to address your concerns and provide a resolution.

  2. Louis

    Doesn’t Publix make a fry to order fresh for pick up in 20 min 8 piece fried chicken order upon request by the customer? I have done this before and the chicken taste awesome right out of the fryer. At times I find that some stores are reluctant to do this. What is policy on this?

    1. Caroline A.Caroline A.

      Hi Louis, I recommend speaking to your local store’s deli team about this request. They would be able to help you and assist with any special orders.

    2. greta

      Hello I would love to purchase the Publix fried chicken breading, however, I have been to numerous Publix deli .locations. nd they all said that it cannot be purchased. I don’t understand this because I’ve read that other locations sell the breading, I live in Lawrenceville Georgia thanks.

      1. Caroline A.Caroline A.

        Hi Greta, The breading can be purchased by the pound. I recommend reaching out to your local store manager or deli manager to make sure your store can accommodate this request.

  3. Keisha

    I usually buy the chicken breading by the pound to make Buffalo Chicken Wonton’s. Is there a place where I can obtain the nutritional information for the breading?

  4. Natalie

    Will you please share with the Publix deli team in Albany, Georgia the information on how to code and ring up the breading mix for the fried chicken? The manager is looking in to it after I read this blog and called the store. I appreciate you. Thank you!

    1. Caroline A.Caroline A.

      Hi Natalie, I am not sure I understand your question. The blog you are referring to does not mention the breading mix for purchase. Will you please provide more information?

      1. Natalie

        In the discussion below in this thread Karleigh W. responded on behalf of Publix on December 11, 2020 at 12:26 pm that the breading mix for the Publix deli fried chicken was available to purchase by the pound. Apparently, there are Publix locations that sell the mix.
        I called the Publix store in Albany, Georgia to find out about purchasing the breading mix for the Publix deli fried chicken, but the deli did not know how to ring up the purchase.

        1. Austin B.Austin B.

          Would you mind private messaging us on Facebook or Twitter, Natalie? We’re happy to have this looked into by store management at this location.

    1. Austin B.Austin B.

      Hi again, Torina! We’ve gathered additional information on this. In short, yes, a small amount of chickens in Publix’s supply chain may receive antibiotics through a prescribed use under the direction of licensed and USDA-accredited veterinarians. Additional information on this topic can be found at under “What is Publix’s position on antibiotic reduction in chicken?” I hope this helps.

  5. Madelaine

    So, I was recently told that the dry breading mix used for the publix fried chicken, tenders, etc. can be purchased from the deli. I was told this by someone who has purchased it from multiple Publix locations but that most employees don’t even know that it can be purchased. Yesterday, I asked for some at my local Publix deli and they told me they don’t sell it. Do you know about this?? I would love to be able to purchase some and use it at home to make my own yummy chicken since we are trying to cook at home for all of our meals due to COVID. Any insight you might have on this would be very much appreciated! :)

    1. Karleigh W.Karleigh W.

      Hi Madelaine, just following up with more information! Yes, the breading can be purchased by the pound. If you can let us know which location you were visiting, our team can follow up with that store to make sure they are aware. Thank you.

  6. Mark

    How long is the fried chicken in the family size box on the heating plates left out before Publix employees throw it out? Additionally, what temperature are the heating plates set to?

    I was surprised to find that when I went to Publix today, I noticed one of the boxes I bought said the chicken would be good until 5:00 p.m., yet it was only 1:30 when I bought it according to government websites and FDA recommendations, it is stated that foods such as chicken should not sit out longer than 2 hours, which would mean the chicken that I was looking at buying was going to sit out at least one and a half hours past the time I had bought it.

    1. Karleigh W.Karleigh W.

      Hi Mark! I don’t have any information about this, but we would be happy to get you in touch with the Store Manager at the location you were visiting so this can be addressed. Can you please send us a message on Facebook or Twitter? You can also reach us at Thank you.

  7. Patricia

    I’ve gotten the 8-piece and strips in the grab-and-go section occasionally, and they are delicious. But the other day I happened to be there when the hot-right-out-of-the-fryer chicken was being put out for lunch. OMG!!!! It was amazing! I could have eaten the whole 8-piece box.

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    1. Caroline A.Caroline A.

      Yes, our wings and chicken tenders can be tossed in sauces. Just speak to your local Deli team and they will be able to help.

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