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.

Staff Picks

Pickle-Fried Chicken

Rating: 4.57 stars
Use brine left over from your favorite pickles to add flavor and keep your fried chicken moist.

Filipino Fried Chicken

Rating: 4 stars
I used to buy Filipino fried chicken back home in Hawaii from manapua trucks.

Parmesan Panko Chicken Poppers

Rating: 4.85 stars
I was playing around in the kitchen and this is what I came up with, so I decided to share it with you. These nuggets go well with a sweet chili sauce. Enjoy!

Karaage (Japanese Fried Chicken) with Honey Mayoster Sauce

Rating: 5 stars
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.

Isaiah's Pretzel Fried Chicken

Rating: 4.39 stars
This recipe works best with butter-flavored pretzels, but really any type of pretzel will work.

CindyD's Somewhat Southern Fried Chicken

Rating: 4.34 stars
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.

Burton's Southern Fried Chicken with White Gravy

Rating: 4.6 stars
Breaded buttermilk fried chicken and a pan-drippings gravy with milk or cream. The gravy is great on the chicken, but mash up some potatoes with some butter and cream and bake up some cornbread or biscuits and you have the quintessential southern meal with some northern urban twists.

Korean Hot Wings

Rating: 4.55 stars
Finger-licking good, Korean-style hot wings made easy and simple. The sauce can be made up to two weeks ahead of time; flavor will intensify.

Popcorn Chicken

Rating: 4.23 stars
Bite-sized pieces of chicken that are sure to be a family favorite. I love to serve it with homemade mashed potatoes and green beans.

Amazingly Tasty and Crispy Chicken Schnitzel

Rating: 4.73 stars
Tasty and easy to make. Kids love it and you all will want more!

Bang Bang Chicken

Rating: 4.5 stars
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: 4.79 stars
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
"The first time, after years of trying, that my chicken was cooked through, juicy, and kept the batter on." – Lark817

How to Fry Chicken

Find out how to make juicy fried chicken with a crispy golden crust.

Popcorn Chicken

Rating: 4.23 stars

Bite-sized pieces of chicken that are sure to be a family favorite. I love to serve it with homemade mashed potatoes and green beans.