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Chicken & chips
Chicken and potato chips as served at Detroit's Metro's Irish Pub.

Chicken and chips is a combination of foods predominantly consumed in the United Kingdom, The Commonwealth, and United States. It consists of a piece of fried, roasted, or barbecued chicken and chips, or French fries as they are known in the U.S. The consumption of chicken and chips is a popular food choice based on its value for money. In some cities, such as London, on most high streets there are at least one or two chicken and chip shops, amongst kebab, pizza, Chinese, and Indian take-away shops. Other names for chicken and chips include: Chicken fingers, chicken tenders, chicken nuggets and fries.

Chicken schnitzel and chips with jaeger gravy
Fried chicken schnitzel served with chips and jaeger gravy at AlpenStubel, River Inn, Thredbo Ski Resort, Kosciuszko National Park, Australia.

A serving of chicken and chips is usually packaged in a small cardboard box lined with a piece of greaseproof paper. A sachet of salt, and sometimes pepper, is sometimes served with the food.

In 2012, chicken and chips was added to the UK consumer basket, used for calculating inflation.

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