20 Top-Rated Fried Chicken Recipes

Pickle-Fried Chicken
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The reviews are in — and these flavorful recipes get the most raves. Read on for the top-rated fried chicken recipes that the Allrecipes community can't get enough of.

01 of 20

Crispy Fried Chicken

Crispy Fried Chicken
RainbowJewels

"I've been cooking for more than 50 years and have fried chicken hundreds of times," says BARBARA11035. "But in all those years never have I fried chicken that comes even close to being as crispy, moist, and delicious."

02 of 20

Chef John's Buttermilk Fried Chicken

Chef John's Buttermilk Fried Chicken
billy

"I love the tangy tenderization that the buttermilk provides," says Chef John. "After the buttermilk soak, dredge the chicken pieces in seasoned flour, and fry them in hot oil until crisp and cooked."

03 of 20

Triple-Dipped Fried Chicken

closeup of crunchy-looking fried chicken pieces with a glass dish of coleslaw in the background
abapplez

"Very light and very crispy," says Angela. "We love it at our house and I've even got my mom using it!"

04 of 20

Chicken-Fried Chicken

Chicken-Fried Chicken
Scott M.

"This is the BEST batter recipe EVER," raves EDUGATOR. "I used garlic flavored potato flakes...and it was yummy. The batter stays on so well and it just has the best flavor."

05 of 20

Fried Chicken with Creamy Gravy

Fried Chicken with Creamy Gravy
Allrecipes Magazine

"This is a great recipe my family loved it, there weren't any leftovers," Shelly. "I finally learned how to make fried chicken!"

06 of 20

Honey-Brined Fried Chicken Breasts

Honey-Brined Fried Chicken Breasts
lutzflcat

"The chicken had wonderful flavor was very moist and absolutely perfect served on greens. This is a keeper," says Deb C.

07 of 20

Potato Crunchy Tenders

Potato Crunchy Tenders
Soup Loving Nicole

"Wish I could give this more stars. It deserves at least ten because of how easy it is. I followed the recipe exactly and my whole family loved it," Mary Jane Kail says.

08 of 20

Southern Fried Chicken

Southern Fried Chicken

"Beautiful! Beautiful! Beautiful! The chicken came out crisp and golden while remaining wonderfully moist," Kim says. "The smells alone drew my teenage brothers away from the video games — a magical feat as far as I'm concerned."

09 of 20

Bang Bang Chicken

Bang Bang Chicken
Diana71

"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." — Diana71

10 of 20

Pickle-Fried Chicken

Pickle-Fried Chicken
Allrecipes

"Use brine left over from your favorite pickles to add flavor and keep your fried chicken moist," Cally says.

11 of 20

Isaiah's Pretzel Fried Chicken

Isaiah's Pretzel Fried Chicken
Angela F.

"Delicious and quick to make," Kim says. "My picky daughter even loved it. Will definitely make again!"

12 of 20

Burton's Southern Fried Chicken with White Gravy

Burton's Southern Fried Chicken with White Gravy
Baking Nana

"This was just fabulous! I made this for a group of 20, and not trying first, I was nervous. But everyone loved it, even the kids. There were no leftovers!" — JOANNEH2

13 of 20

Korean Hot Wings

korean hot wings
lutzflcat

"I loved this so much I brought the leftovers for lunch the next day. I also saved the sauce and made it two nights in a row!" — ccarter68

14 of 20

Garlic Chicken Fried Chicken

Garlic Chicken Fried Chicken

"I am Southern and I can fry some chicken, but this impressed me. I usually fry with just flour, salt, and pepper, but I added the spices and the egg mixture," reviewer Mardi Gause says. "I added a lot more garlic — I love it — and of course more salt and pepper."

15 of 20

Tender Pan-Fried Chicken Breasts

Tender Pan-Fried Chicken Breasts

"This is an excellent recipe for juicy, crispy chicken breast. I always read other reviews before trying any recipe and took the advice of another to put the chicken on a slotted baking pan to keep it from getting soggy. I didn't have any tarragon or ginger, but the crust was very well seasoned even without it. The mustard gave it a nice bite," says Mary P.

16 of 20

Millie Pasquinelli's Fried Chicken

Millie Pasquinelli's Fried Chicken
JanetFlo

"Try this recipe! This is the best fried chicken recipe ever. With simple ingredients, the chicken turns out golden brown and crunchy. And it works great on all pieces of chicken, drumsticks included!" — BAKINGBETTY88

17 of 20

The Best Ever Chicken Nuggets

The Best Ever Chicken Nuggets
*~Lissa~*

"This recipe has been in our family for years. The only problem with it is that there's never enough. It's great for parties, too," Nichole says.

18 of 20

Deep South Fried Chicken

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ShrunkenQuasar

"This was my grandmother's and mother's recipe. It is 125+ years old. If you are going to fry anything, let it be a frying size chicken. Cut your calories some other way!" — Marilyn

19 of 20

Japanese-Style Deep Fried Chicken

Japanese-Style Deep Fried Chicken
susanne

"This chicken is absolutely excellent! A thin, crispy, tasty batter covering tender morsels of chicken. I served this chicken with basmati rice and steamed carrots," Pam says.

20 of 20

Chef John's Nashville Hot Chicken

Chef John's Nashville Hot Chicken
Chef John

"We're talking about an ultra-crispy fried chicken doused with a cayenne-infused glaze, and by 'glaze' I mean melted butter and lard. For the record, I've never been to Nashville, so I can't tell you how authentic this is, but it works for me and is fairly easy to pull off," Chef John says.

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