I don't see this mentioned anywhere. In Chrome, with website open, go to More Tools/Create Shortcut. This will create a shortcut on your desktop (without site's icon) that doesn't work, delete it. Click your start button and go to Chrome Apps. There it is! Right click and choose to either add it to Favorites (Taskbar) or to the desktop. But how do you get rid of these things? There is no way to delete them. Easy, just open Chrome and go to chrome://apps. There they are!
I was so happy to discover this. I really missed that feature in Windows.
Additional Chrome tips: Use the Linux Scroll Speed Fix extension to fix the horribly slow scrolling of Chrome in Linux. Works great. Set text to Large. Fix choppy video by turning off hardware acceleration (older PCs). Turn on smooth scrolling via chrome://flags