Hattie’s Chicken Shack at 3057 Wilton Plaza, Rt. 50 is trying to crack the gluten-free fried chicken market. Chef Jasper Alexander has been working on a gluten-free fried chicken that will be available only at the Wilton location.
“We have had a lot of requests for it,” he said. “I am trying different types of flour to come up with a recipe that stays true to Hattie’s original Fried Chicken. We have had a lot of support from our regular customers who have offered to be guinea pigs for the new recipe. I’m close, but not there just yet.”
The gluten-free fried chicken should be available in the spring.
Hattie's Restaurant has been a Saratoga Springs landmark since 1938, serving fine Southern and Louisiana cuisine including Hattie's famous Southern fried chicken, jambalaya, Jasper’s Mac and Cheese, and other daily specials. Hattie’s is also the winner of the Fried Chicken Throwdown with Bobby Flay as seen on the Food Network. Hattie’s chicken was recently named Best Fried Chicken in the USA by “Food and Wine.”
The charitable legacy of founder Hattie Grey continues today with owners and staff donating time, effort and food in order to raise money for several charities throughout the Capital Region. The restaurant’s annual Mardi Gras event has raised more than $250,000 for various not-for-profits in Saratoga County.