Fried chicken sandwiches are overtaking burgers as Toronto’s juiciest new obsession on a bun. Here, our ranking of the city’s best

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P.G Clucks’ Classic

We’re obsessed with the one they call the Classic at this Little Italy cubbyhole. Juicy Nashville hot chicken gets its kick from a cayenne-infused paste before it’s layered onto a sweet-potato bun with tangy coleslaw, bread-and-butter pickles, buttermilk ranch dressing and fermented chili sauce. $7. 610 College St., 647-925-2226, pgclucks.com

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Bar Fancy’s Coco Bun

Two years after its debut, it’s still hard to top this crave-worthy off-menu item. The chicken is drizzled with honey mustard and kewpie mayo under sweet house-made pickles on a coconut milk bun. $12. 1070 Queen St. W., 416-546-1416, @barfancyto

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The Gabardine’s Classic Fried Chicken

Crunchy batter and super-moist bird meet sweet mayo, hot sauce, tangy dill pickles and crisp iceberg lettuce on a pillowy sesame seed bun. $20. 372 Bay St.,647-352-3211, thegabardine.com

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Porchetta and Co.’s Korean Fried Chicken

This whopping Korean flavour bomb is drenched in sweet-and-spicy chili sauce with kimchee, lettuce, pickles, cilantro and zingy green onion–lime mayo. $9.45. 545 King St. W., ­647-351-8844; 825 Dundas St. W., 647-352-6611, porchettaco.com

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Flock’s Fried Chicken Sammy

The Fried Chicken Sammy features Cory Vitiello’s fried-to-perfection poultry on a bed of crunchy slaw, slathered with avocado and hot sauce, and topped with a dill pickle spear. $10. 97 Harbord St., 647-748-7199, eatflock.com

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Kitson and Co.’s Kicky Chicken

Mayo spiked with Louisiana hot sauce is the finishing touch on this Parkdale sandwich-counter creation that stacks crispy chicken, kicky red cabbage slaw and sweet house-made pickles. $13. 1205 Queen St. W., 416-533-1205, @kitsonandcoto

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Beast’s Beastwich

A buttermilk biscuit can barely contain the Beastwich: a fried chicken thigh with a base layer of pimento cheese, a blanket of pork sausage gravy and a runny egg. $15. 96 Tecumseth St., 647-352-6000, thebeastrestaurant.com

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The Federal’s Old Standard

The heart-stopping Old Standard is coated in a fiery hot sauce, with bacon, cheddar cheese, pickles and aïoli on an English muffin. $12. 1438 Dundas St. W., 647-352-9120, thefed.ca

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Knuckle Sandwich’s Chipotle Honey Chicken

A slab of tender battered chicken is jazzed up with chipotle honey sauce and garlic aïoli, then stuffed into a massive sourdough bun finished with a roasted poblano pepper slaw. $11. 969 Coxwell Ave., 647-748-7999, knucklesandwich.ca

Cluck Clucks’ Cluck Yeah!

Jalapeño-cheddar waffles are the subtly spicy base for the enthusiastically named Cluck Yeah! Dill mayo, chipotle aïoli and slaw are a bonus. $12.79. 222 The Esplanade,647-748-2582, cluckclucks.ca