Top Rated Fried Chicken Recipes

Korean Fried Chicken Wings
"Before anyone points out that my last book was on healthy eating and I now have Korean fried chicken on the menu, I’m not suggesting you eat this every day. I don’t even eat it once a month. But when I do, I bloody love it. Hot, sweet, dark, messy, and wickedly good. I am not a fan of deep-frying—I get the children to stand by with a fire blanket when the fat gets to that rolling stage—but sometimes it is worth the effort (and I did try various “oven-baked” versions to make life easier for you, but they didn’t cut the mustard). This is Friday night food, but it’s not for cooking when you’re in a hurry. Best if two of you can share the deep-frying duties. Get the beers in, guys." - Diana Henry, author of A Bird in the Hand: Chicken Recipes for Every Day and Every MoodClick here for more of our best chicken recipes
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Sitty’s Fried Chicken
"My grandmother Sitty’s secret recipe for fried chicken is all about the dredge, which uses basic seasoning, flour, and water. Simplicity is the key—after all, the star of the show is the chicken. Mama said that my grandfather Giddy, who was a butcher by trade, taught Sitty that the best chickens were those that weighed around 3 pounds. These days, it’s almost impossible to find a chicken that size, so opt for a free-range or organic chicken because those birds are usually the perfect size. Preparing the chicken in the following manner will yield a very thin, crisp coating and juicy, tender chicken beneath. Sitty’s secret is finally out." — Matt Moore, author of A Southern Gentleman's Kitchen: Adventures in Cooking, Eating and Living in the New South
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Crispy Fried Chicken
Pancake mix is not just for breakfast, and that was proven when Aunt Jemima decided to whip up a batch of fried chicken using pancake mix. Use the buttermilk-flavored mix and tell guests they’re getting buttermilk-battered fried chicken for a meal they would swear you took you all day to make.Click here for more great back-of-the-box recipes.
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Fried Chicken
This is an outstanding recipe. When I found this I decided I didn't need to look for the perfect fried chicken recipe any more — I already had it. — PanNan This recipe is courtesy of PanNan via Food.com.
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Southern Fried Chicken BLT
Coated in buttermilk and fried until crisp, Southern-style fried chicken is the perfect partner in crime for bacon. A tangy spread of Dijon mustard-inflected mayonnaise keeps the richness of each bite in check and complements the flavors in the sandwich nicely. Click here to see Reinventing the BLT — 9 Ways. Click here to see 101 Ways to Cook Chicken
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Jalapeño Fried Chicken
Buttermilk marinade is the secret to fried chicken that’s tender and juicy. I’ve suggested boneless breasts here, but don’t hesitate to use any boneless or bone-in chicken parts. At my house, fried chicken always gets served with mashed potatoes and gravy. The enzymes in buttermilk act as a natural tenderizer and the jalapeño provides a nice fresh kick of flavor in this marinade. It’s a perfect start for fried chicken, but also works well for grilled foods. — Ray "Dr. BBQ" Lampe, author of Flavorize: Great Marinades, Injections, Brines, Rubs, and Glazes.
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Today is National Fried Chicken Day! To honor the day, make Margaret LaVetty’s Quinoa Crusted Fried Chicken. This recipe is a healthier approach to an American classic — instead of dredging the bird in bread crumbs, Margaret uses quinoa to crust her chicken. Plus, it's baked in the oven instead of fried, which makes this dish a healthy alternative. 
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Savory fried chicken that’s sure to be a family favorite.
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Dakgangjeong (Koreatown Fried Chicken)
When it comes to the art of frying chicken, Koreans could give Southerners a run for their money. There, said it. Korean fried chicken (KFC) chains have set up shop in the Koreatowns of New York, Chicago, Atlanta and Los Angeles. KFC combines savory, spicy glazes and skin that shatters like glass. And guess what? We have the secret. Booyah!Many have said that frying the chicken twice achieves a next-level crunch, which we aren’t going to deny. But the real key is the batter. Ours uses soju, which inhibits gluten formation and keeps the batter light. If you have a little extra time, we highly recommend partially frying the chicken, then freezing it for at least two hours before a second fry.We offer recipes for two classic sauces you will find at Koreatown chicken joints: spicy and soy garlic. You can also simply season with salt and pepper and dot with Frank’s Red Hot, which elevates any fried chicken experience, Korean or otherwise. Reprinted from Koreatown: A Cookbook. Copyright © 2016 by Deuki Hong and Matt Rodbard. Photographs copyright © 2016 by Sam Horine. Published by Clarkson Potter, an imprint of Penguin Random House, LLC.
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Buttermilk Fried Chicken
The Daily Meal is spending football season getting favorite game-day and tailgating recipes from chef supporters of Taste of the NFL. This week, Chef Michael Ferraro of Delicatessen shares his favorite game day recipes. Fried chicken is not only a comfort food staple but also a game day staple. “Fried Chicken is the perfect family-style dish that’s served during [a football game], and it can even be prepared ahead of time so you don’t miss the first touchdown.” 
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Located in the heart of San Francisco's Mission District, Foreign Cinema spices up their fried chicken recipe with Madras curry powder and red chile flakes. The addition to sesame seeds in the breading gives the chicken an extra crunch. At the restaurant, the chef covers and refrigerates the chicken overnight for maximum flavor punch.
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Southern Fried Chicken
As with many dishes throughout history, the advent of Southern fried chicken was the result of several different events converging. Fried chicken was a West African delicacy brought over to the United States by slaves, the mass production of pork in the South made lard readily available, and the popularity of cast-iron cookware in the 19th century created the fried chicken we now associate with the South. The key to keeping the chicken moist during frying is to marinate it overnight. Buttermilk imparts a slightly creamy taste to the meat that complements the crispy, savory crust perfectly.
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