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  • Joe Zeroski came out of his cottage, barechested, wearing sweatpants and a pair of snow-white tennis shoes, a piece of fried chicken in his hand, his face like that of a man who might have been working in front of a blast furnace.

    Jolie Blon’s Bounce

  • In five minutes, one table was surrounded by hungry men; at the other, the ranchman and his wife were eating fried chicken and conversing stiffly with the station agent.

    The Apples of Hesperides, Kansas

  • One never hears about the kingpin of the fried chicken racket, and the patriarch of an old family of brewers is never referred to as a kingpin.


  • He sought around for something else to say and at that point a thin-featured man in a white coat dumped before him a large plate loaded with fried chicken and three kinds of unfamiliar food.

    Science Fiction Hall of Fame

  • Strum your dulcimer and enunciate as if to blow life back into fried chicken or restore the red to petrified roses.

    To the Folksinger Just Arrived

  • His Kentucky fried chicken made from a secret recipe of eleven herbs and spices became so popular, the governor of the state made Harland Sanders an honorary Kentucky colonel.

    It’s Your Time

  • Sometimes, at day's end, the cook at the buffet-style restaurant let Rasheed bring home a few leftovers-as long as he was discreet about it-cold meatballs sloshing in oil; fried chicken wings, the crust gone hard and dry; stuffed pasta shells turned chewy; stiff, gravelly rice.

    A Thousand Splendid Suns

  • Using her hatbox as a dinner tray, Alma enjoyed a snack of fried chicken and potato salad.

    Red Hats

  • They sat on a rolled-up carpet and worked their way through a bucket of fried chicken and a sixpack.


  • My mother had packed me a dinner of fried chicken and biscuits for the train, but the Rever­end had eaten the drumstick and the fat boy had begged the rest.

    Prayers To Broken Stones


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