The Best Fried Chicken Recipes

 

The perfect fried chicken can come from any place in the world (or your kitchen). Check out 15 recipes, from a classic Southern take to an ultra-crispy Korean version.

 

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Picnic-Perfect Fried Chicken

You don't need to pack up a picnic to enjoy this fried chicken, but it's best enjoyed on a checkered blanket.

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Twice-Fried Chicken with Sriracha Honey

Combine perfectly crispy chicken with spicy-sweet Sriracha honey for an unforgettable dish.

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Tiffani's Fried Chicken

This spiced-up classic from Tiffani Thiessen has a few dashes of hot sauce hidden in the buttermilk brine.

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Chuck's Fried Chicken Drumsticks

Take a walk on the dark side with Chuck Hughes' fried chicken drumsticks. 

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Ultimate Korean Fried Chicken

The Korean version of the Southern staple is super crispy, thanks to a coating of batter and rice flour. 

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Fried Chicken in a Basket    

Alex Guarnaschelli's trick to juicy chicken is marinading it in buttermilk, sour cream and Dijon mustard before frying.

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Justine's Mom's Fried Chicken

Rev Run's wife, Justine Simmons, makes her mom's signature fried chicken for Sunday suppers, and now you can too. Simply dredge chicken in onion-and-garlic-powder-flavored flour to create an ultra-crisp coating.

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Haylie's Fried Chicken    

Haylie Duff's potato-chip-crusted fried chicken tenders are an easy weeknight dinner.

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Bobby's Chicken-Fried Chicken

Take the guilt out of fried chicken with Bobby Deen's baked chicken breasts topped with a creamy low-calorie gravy.

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Fried Chicken with Mashed Potatoes and White Gravy

When you want a good Southern meal, crisp-skilled fried chicken and mashed potatoes made with with a stick of butter will do the trick.

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Smoky and Spicy Oven-Fried Chicken

Hot mustard and chili powder take Justine Simmons' chicken to the next level of spiciness, so make sure to have water nearby when you chow down.

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Dominican Fried Chicken (Chicharron de Pollo)

Refreshing citrus brightens up the flavor of chicken before it's dipped in seasoned flour and fried.

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Coca-Cola-Brined Fried Chicken

When you think of chicken, you probably don't imagine Tabasco and Coca-Cola, but when combined in a brine, they totally transform the flavor of this classic dish.

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Thai Style Fried Chicken with Lemongrass Sauce

Boneless skinless chicken thighs make this Thai-style dish quick and easy, with punches of flavor from fish sauce and lemongrass.

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Lemon Fried Chicken

Impress friends with David Rocco's inventive recipe — it uses a bunch of lemons, active dry yeast and boneless chicken legs. 

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