Our Favorite Fried Chicken Recipes
Craving a little down-home comfort? Try one of our top-rated perfectly fried chicken recipes.
Fried chicken doesn't get much more indulgent than this.
Recipe: Mama's Fried Chicken
Adding just a hint of the popular Indian spice gives your fried chicken a flavorful kick.
Recipe: Spicy Curried Fried Chicken
From the Kitchen of Leah Stacey, Montgomery, AL–"I borrowed the recipe name from a former First Lady of Alabama who claimed her fried chicken had such powers."
Look no further for that perfect fried chicken recipe. Southerners will find this favorite to be a mouth-watering treasure that they will return to again and again.
Recipe: Our Best Southern Fried Chicken
If you have some extra time, be sure to try our Timely Fried Chicken. The chicken must chill in its mixture for 2 hours, but the end result is juicy, flavorful fried chicken that’s sure to please.
Recipe: Timely Fried Chicken
Serve this ultimate Southern dish at your next dinner party and you’ll be sure to get plenty of compliments.
Recipe: Peppery Chicken Fried Chicken
If you’re in the mood for a quick, old-fashioned meal of fried chicken, look no further than Mom’s Fried Chicken. It has just the right amount of flavor for the whole family to enjoy.
Recipe: Mom's Fried Chicken
This award-winning recipe takes ordinary fried chicken up a notch by melting pimiento cheese inside the chicken breasts. Garnish with freshly chopped chives and enjoy.
A marriage of Southern favorites: Our salty-sweet brine of brown sugar and freshly brewed tea infuses this picnic-perfect chicken with juicy flavor before frying. Bonus: The tannins in tea act as a natural tenderizer.
- Recipe: Sweet Tea-Brined Fried Chicken
Watch Us Make It: Sweet Tea-Brined Fried Chicken Recipe Video
For a quicker version, substitute 3 cups chili-flavored corn chips for regular, and omit spices.
- Recipe: Spicy Oven-Fried Chicken
Fried chicken is a dinner staple in the South. If your mouth isn't already watering, a drizzle of hot sauce might do the trick with this savory meal.
These oven-fried chicken drumsticks have a satisfyingly crunchy texture. We loved the flavor results when we used 1/2 tsp. red pepper. Use 1/4 tsp. for kids.
- Recipe: Crispy Oven-fried Drumsticks
These spicy fried chicken nuggets are great dipped in honey mustard or blue cheese dressing.
- Recipe: Fried Chicken Bites
- Recipe: Fried Chicken Thighs & Biscuits
Soaking the chicken overnight in buttermilk keeps it extra tender and juicy. The pieces quickly brown in a skillet and then get a fuss-free finish in the oven.
Recipe: Buttermilk Fried Chicken
Those that love their fried chicken crispy will love this Crunchy Pan-Fried Chicken recipe. This recipe features chicken breasts, but also tastes great on skinned and boned chicken thighs.
- Recipe: Crunchy Pan-Fried Chicken