Fried Chicken Recipes

Fried chicken is the ultimate comfort food

Crispy, juicy, and robustly flavored, fried chicken is the ultimate comfort food. A perfect piece of fried chicken is one of the greatest foods in the world. There are tons of different ways to make fried chicken. From classic soul food style to Asian variations to Buffalo wings, we've rounded up our favorite fried chicken recipes.

At its most simple, fried chicken is nothing more than pieces of chicken dredged in flour and fried until crispy. For a slightly thicker coating, dip the chicken in a mixture of mix and eggs before dredging. If you're looking for super juicy fried chicken with an extra crispy crust, first brine the bird and then fry it twice.

Closely related to traditional fried chicken are Buffalo wings. Traditionally, these are fried with no coating, then tossed in a spicy sauce made of Frank's Red Hot and margarine. For a Korean twist, toss them in a mixture of soy sauce, gojujang, rice vinegar, sesame oil, and honey.

Boneless fried chicken is a delicious sandwich filling. Our buttermilk fried chicken sandwich has a thick coating and pleasant tang and is served with a crunchy jalapeno slaw. Frying pounded chicken gets you chicken schnitzel, which you can serve with applesauce, radicchio, and a horseradish cream.

Find all of these dishes and more in our collection of fried chicken recipes.

Parker's BBQ Fried Chicken

Parker's BBQ Fried Chicken

Parker's BBQ in Wilson, North Carolina, famous for its Family Platter with shatteringly crisp fried chicken, goes through seven to eight thousand chickens a week. A favorite of chef Elizabeth Karmel's, this super-simple recipe lets the flavor of the chicken shine.Nicole Franzen
Buttermilk Fried Chicken Sandwich with Jalapeño Slaw

Buttermilk Fried Chicken Sandwich with Jalapeño Slaw

The chicken in this sandwich, from Alison Barakat of Bakesale Betty in Oakland, gets dredged once in buttermilk and twice in flour, which ensures a crisp coating. Add the crunchy, spicy jalapeño slaw right before serving.Joseph De Leo

Japanese-Style Chicken Wings

Japanese Fried Chicken
Sansho, the Japanese equivalent of Sichuan pepper, adds kick to these sake-and-mirin-marinated wings. A fresh squeeze of lemon brightens them up for serving. Get the recipe for Japanese-Style Chicken Wings »Nicole Franzen
Hawaiian Fried Chicken (Mochiko Chicken with Ponzu)

Hawaiian Fried Chicken (Mochiko Chicken with Ponzu)

The chicken for this Japanese homestyle dish is traditionally coated in mochiko, sweet rice flour, before frying, but cooks at Ethel's Grill in Honolulu, Hawaii, use Japanese potato starch to yield an extra-crispy crust.Matt Taylor-Gross
Nashville Hot Chicken

Nashville Hot Chicken

The secret to Nashville’s famous hot chicken is in the layering: The bird is marinated in a spicy buttermilk brine, then dredged with more flour and spice, double-fried, and finally slathered with a fiery butter paste to create a crunchy, peppery coating. One bite into its burnished orange crust reveals first a tangy crunch, and then a deeper, complex spice that leaves a lingering fire behind. Adjust the heat by adding as much—or as little—cayenne as you like.Landon Nordeman
Extra-Crispy Fried Chicken

Extra-Crispy Fried Chicken

Double-fried chicken marinated in an aromatic brine is a specialty of the house at the restaurant Rye KC in Leawood, Kansas.Todd Coleman
Chile-Miso Chicken Wings

Chile-Miso Chicken Wings

These fried chicken wings are bathed in a sweet red chile and miso sauce.Todd Coleman
Chicken Schnitzel Sandwich with Horseradish Cream and Radicchio

Chicken Schnitzel Sandwich with Horseradish Cream and Radicchio

"This dish is a fun take on the fried chicken sandwich; the horseradish cream offsets the bitterness of the radicchio and the richness of the schnitzel nicely. I love to eat this as a late night snack at the end of service." —Eli Sussman, executive chef at New York's Mile End DeliFarideh Sadeghin
Buffalo Wings

Buffalo Wings

These classic wings are tossed in margarine and hot sauce, just like at Anchor Bar where they were invented.Todd Coleman
Hollyhock Hill's Fried Chicken

Hollyhock Hill's Fried Chicken

An irresistible Southern favorite, and easier than you might think. Pairs well with cold beer and hot baked beans.André Baranowski
Fried Chicken Livers

Fried Chicken Livers

Former deputy editor Beth Kracklauer traveled to Louisville, Kentucky, with her father for her survey of the best bar foods in that city. These fried chicken livers topped the list and make a stellar accompaniment to an ice-cold beer.André Baranowski
Korean Fried Chicken

Korean Fried Chicken

Double-frying chicken wings gives them a delicate, crackly crust that is the hallmark of this popular Korean specialty, made famous in this country at the Los Angeles restaurant Kyochon.André Baranowski
Fried Chicken

Fried Chicken

Simply seasoned and fried, with a thin, crisp coating and tender, juicy meat, the fried chicken at Martha Lou's Kitchen is some of the best we've ever tasted.Todd Coleman
Honey-Dill Dipping Sauce

Honey-Dill Dipping Sauce

Mayonnaise with honey and dill makes an awesome dipping sauce for chicken fingers.Todd Coleman