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. Get the recipe for Parker's BBQ Fried Chicken »Nicole Franzen
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
Buttermilk Fried Chicken Sandwich with Jalapeño Slaw
Japanese-Style Chicken Wings
Hawaiian Fried Chicken
Nashville Hot Chicken
Korean Fried Chicken
Extra-Crispy Fried Chicken
Chicken Schnitzel Sandwich with Horseradish Cream and Radicchio