Top Rated Fried Chicken Recipes

If you've been too nervous to attempt making "fried" chicken in your air fryer, this is your sign: DO IT. The crispy, golden brown chicken tastes just like the real thing, with none of the hassle of frying your own food. This recipe by Jennifer Day was originally published in the Chicago Tribune.
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WW Oven Fried Chicken Tenders
This lightened-up version of classic chicken fingers is served at the WW Café in the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. They're crispy and taste divine when dipped in Greek yogurt Ranch dressing — and they're only 5 SmartPoints.Recipe courtesy of WW.
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Buttermilk Chicken and Waffle Bites
Tender chicken bites are paired with fluffy mini waffles and finished with a dollop of sweet and savory peach-honey mustard sauce. You won't be able to stop at just one.Recipe courtesy of Perdue
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Krispy Fried Chicken
This fried chicken recipe comes from the cookbook, "Tangy Tart Hot & Sweet," by Top Chef host and food expert, Padma Lakshmi.  She recreates this beloved Southern fried chicken by letting the meat soak in salted water and milk for added sweetness to the meat and using Rice Krispies and saltines for an extra layer of crunch.Excerpted from "Tangy Tart Hot & Sweet: A World of Recipes by Every Day" by Padma Lakshmi. Copyright © 2021. Available from Hatchette Go, an imprint of Hachette Book Group, Inc.
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Oven-Fried Chicken
I first made Shake N Bake chicken when I was about 10, along with a vegetable casserole from my Care Bears Cookbook. It actually didn't turn out that badly. Later on, I got my North Carolinian grandmother's recipe for fried chicken which calls for peanut oil and, while great, is impossible for a weeknight. As a compromise, I developed this oven-fried chicken recipe over the years. The breadcrumb-flour mixture is easy and all the black pepper kind of reminded me of KFC Original Recipe.
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If you're missing a certain chicken sandwich from a certain popular fast food restaurant that is closed on Sundays, then look no further than this copycat Chick-fil-A recipe.
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Chicken Wings
“My uncle always told me ‘Someday you’ll have to make a dinner for 20 guys, and this is what you’ll make.’” — Jay Leno
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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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No matter how you put it, it doesn't get any better than a classic Buffalo wing. This wing recipe is the ultimate, giving you that hot, buttery, and crispy goodness you crave.
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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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Texas Toast
Texas toast is quite simple. It’s just a decent white bread that has been sliced at about twice the thickness of regular sliced bread, then liberally slathered with softened butter before being griddled to a golden brown. The exterior should be buttery and crunchy, while the interior remains spongy and sweet — perfect for mopping up white pepper gravy. 
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Fried Chicken
Others may have differing opinions, but this is what we feel is the perfect fried chicken recipe. We took all of the necessary steps, from buying the right chicken and brining it to carefully creating a buttermilk marinade and seasoned flour. It’s juicy, it’s crispy, and it’s delicious — it’s perfect fried chicken. Click here to see How to Make the Perfect Fried Chicken.
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