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.
Receiving glowing reviews, this recipe takes you back to the days when your mother used to fry her famous chicken. It's nothing but sheer Southern comfort and real finger-lickin' good!
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
Ready in 35 Minutes
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
Two Southern icons make the ultimate sandwich, generously topped with pickled green tomatoes and local Raleigh honey.
- 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