Of all the flightless birds, chickens remain America’s favorite kind to eat, narrowly beating out penguins, kiwis, and Larry Bird. Make bird the word with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of fried chicken and more at Lee's Famous Recipe Chicken near Winthrop University in Rock Hill.
Lee's Famous Recipe Chicken’s chicken-crafting chefs hand-bread, honey-dip, and pressure-cook fresh—never-frozen—chicken to create golden-brown palate pleasers. Brimming with tender, homestyle eatables, the menu tempts taste buds with famous recipe and oven-roasted four piece chicken meals served with coleslaw, mashed potatoes, gravy, and a biscuit ($7.89).
The livers or gizzards combo partners savory victuals with a biscuit, soda, and two hunger-busting sidekicks ($5.99) such as baked beans, mashed potatoes with gravy, corn on the cob, and more. Children can order off the Little Lee’s kids’ meals menu to sink incisors into jumbo boneless breast strips served with a side and a small drink ($3.29) while taking breaks in between school, chores, and filing the family’s taxes.
- The chicken is among the best in town: salty, spicy, crispy, and utterly juicy inside. Popular sides include the requisite macaroni & cheese, baked beans, potato salad, and coleslaw, though we prefer their porky, tender green beans and their inimitably fluffy, crunchy-on-the-top buttermilk biscuits. – Chris Ayers and Amy Briesch, Roadfood
Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken
Lee Cummings, the founder of Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken, learned the ropes from one of the country’s foremost poultry experts: his uncle, Colonel Harland Sanders. Together, he and the colonel opened more than 800 KFC stores selling fried chicken prepared in pressure cookers and battered with the duo’s famous blend of spices. It wasn’t until after his uncle sold KFC in 1962 that Lee began developing his own secret recipe, a development that would lead to the creation of the Lee’s Famous franchise in 1966.
Today, the franchise sells the fruits of his labor, Lee’s “Famous Recipe” chicken, plus buttermilk biscuits and housemade sides from locations in 14 states and four countries. Each piece of never-frozen chicken is hand-breaded and dipped into honey before being transferred to pressure cookers that crisp the exterior while maintaining a juicy interior. Though the original recipe remains untouched, Lee’s Famous has expanded its offerings over the years to include healthier oven-roasted and lava-charred options.
738 Cherry Rd.
Rock Hill, South Carolina 29730Get Directions