Fried Chicken


Spring 2019: “Fried Chicken Paradise” Sneak Peek!

Posted on March 16th, by admin in Magazine, Places. No Comments

Fried Chicken ParadiseFried chicken has been famous in Crawford County for decades. Here’s why.

Photo courtesy of Chicken Annie’s Original

In the wee hours of a cold January morning, Donna Lipoglav stood over a fryer at Chicken Annie’s, cooking up some – you guessed it – chicken. A KOAM/Fox14 anchor was on his way to visit Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly, and he wanted to bring the governor something that epitomized Southeast Kansas.

Fried chicken it was.

“He called, and I got here at 7 in the morning and fried him some chicken,” Donna says. “It was pretty cool.”

After all, there’s not much that’s more legendary in Southeast Kansas than its tender, juicy, crispy-coated fried chicken. The delicious tradition began 85 years ago with Annie Pichler, Donna’s grandmother and Chicken Annie’s namesake, who began serving food out of her home north of Pittsburg after her … Read More »