Fried Chicken Recipes

Learn how to make fried chicken from one of more than 80 of the best fried chicken recipes. We have buttermilk, garlic, southern fried chicken and more.

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Crispy Fried Chicken

Rating: 4.5 stars 734
I experimented for many years before developing this recipe. It's bits and pieces of hints I had heard over the years. I have had many compliments on this chicken. Most of this recipe is dependant on your own taste. It's more a matter of preparation and cooking method!

Millie Pasquinelli's Fried Chicken

Rating: 5 stars 293
Mouthwatering, and especially delicious when served with homemade ravioli and sauce on the side. This chicken comes out juicy every time. Excellent as a leftover.

Chef John's Buttermilk Fried Chicken

Rating: 4.5 stars 471
Crispy buttermilk fried chicken that's super tender and perfectly seasoned.

Karaage (Japanese Fried Chicken) with Honey Mayoster Sauce

Rating: 5 stars 4
Very easy to make and my guests enjoy it a lot! It can be served as an appetizer, or over a bed of rice as a quick weekday dinner! I usually marinate the night before to give it more flavor, but if it's a last-minute meal you are preparing, no worries, because there's still dipping sauce! Serve hot with shredded lettuce and a lemon wedge.

15 Classic Side Dishes for Fried Chicken

Comfort food sides that make fried chicken a little jealous.
By Melanie Fincher

Isaiah's Pretzel Fried Chicken

Rating: 4.5 stars 93
This recipe works best with butter-flavored pretzels, but really any type of pretzel will work.

CindyD's Somewhat Southern Fried Chicken

Rating: 4.5 stars 53
This is how I fry chicken. This recipe shows the ability of Americans in the 21st century to easily obtain food. I was raised by a woman whose grandparents survived the War Between the States and who had lived through both WWII and the Great Depression. She NEVER used an egg to batter anything -- they couldn't afford it then. She coated her chicken with only seasoned flour. The secret to really good fried chicken is to handle as little in the pan as possible and only turn it once.

How to Make Classic Southern Fried Chicken

Get NicoleMcmom's own recipe and all her step-by-step tips so you can make perfect fried chicken at home. Bye bye, bucket!
By Vanessa Greaves

Southern Fried Chicken

Rating: 4.5 stars 327
This recipe is originally from Alabama, and has been passed down for generations.
By Cindy Garrick

Amazingly Tasty and Crispy Chicken Schnitzel

Rating: 4.5 stars 45
Tasty and easy to make. Kids love it and you all will want more!

Bang Bang Chicken

Rating: 4.5 stars 49
This is a wonderful Americanized version of an extremely popular Sichuan Chinese dish. With twice-fried chicken, you get the crispy fried breading you'd expect, and the bang bang sauce drizzle just makes the entire dish spectacular. You'll love this more than any Chinese takeout version. Pay attention to the notes in the directions!!

Air Fryer Chicken Katsu with Homemade Katsu Sauce

Rating: 4.5 stars 26
Air-fried chicken katsu that is crispy on the outside, tender and juicy on the inside. The sauce is a little bit sweet, a little bit tangy, and complements the chicken perfectly. Serve over rice if desired.

Inspiration and Ideas

Heather's Buttermilk Fried Chicken
Rating: Unrated 35
"The first time, after years of trying, that my chicken was cooked through, juicy, and kept the batter on." – Lark817
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Triple-Dipped Fried Chicken
Rating: 4.5 stars 941

This is the crispiest, spiciest, homemade fried chicken I've ever tasted!