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Where to get hot chicken in Los Angeles

Where to get hot chicken in Los Angeles
A tray of hot chicken from Hotties Nashville Hot Chicken in Chino Hills. (Silvia Razgova / For The Times)

Ready for some chicken to make you all hot and bothered? Here’s a short list of where to find fiery tenders, wings and sandwiches around Los Angeles, plus which heat level to order and how much you’ll feel the burn.

Angry Birdz

Pro tip: Order your hot chicken tenders over basmati rice instead of fries.

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5065 Hollywood Blvd. # No. 102, Los Angeles.

Blazin Hens

Pro tip: Make your fries garlic fries if you want to breathe extra fire.

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2315 Artesia Blvd., Redondo Beach, www.blazinhens.com

Blazin Hot

Pro tip: You can order a “roulette challenge” that involves different levels of spice with no heat labels. Do not do this.

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2660 Honolulu Ave., La Crescenta-Montrose

Chip n Chicks

Pro tip: Know that your tenders will actually be covered in crushed Flamin’ Hot Cheetos. Also, get the elote.

Ideal heat: MEDIUM hot chickenhot chicken

5553 Tujunga Ave., North Hollywood, chipsnchicks.com

Dave’s Hot Chicken

Pro tip: If you are afraid of hot chicken but want to flirt with the idea of burning your mouth, there’s a Lite Mild level of heat.

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970 N Western Ave., Los Angeles, daveshotchickenlosangeles.myrestaurantpage.website

Hot Fried Chicken To Go

Pro tip: The hot chicken sliders are big enough to share. So bring a friend and together.

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2517 Cañada Blvd., Glendale, www.hotfriedchickentogo.com

Hotties Nashville Hot Chicken

Pro tip: Order the leg and thigh. The bone-in chicken is some of the best fried chicken in Los Angeles.

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13865 City Center Drive No. 3080, Chino Hills

Hotville Chicken

Pro tip: There’s pie. Get a slice.

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Pop-up address varies, www.hotvillechicken.com

Howlin’ Ray’s

Pro tip: The line is long, but it’s worth it. Check their social accounts for wait times so you know what you’re in for.

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727 N. Broadway No. 128, Los Angeles, www.howlinrays.com

Raging Hot

Pro tip: Order the Sandy Danto: a sandwich plus a slider.

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5950 Laurel Canyon Blvd., North Hollywood

The Red Chickz

Pro tip: It’s all about the wingz.

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557 S. Spring St., Los Angeles, www.theredchickz.com

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