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The Fried Chicken Recipes You Want And Need

Each of them with their own secret technique.

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Photo credit: The Woks Of Life, Handle The Heat, Half Baked Harvest

While all fried chicken recipes are essentially the same -- chicken that's been breaded or battered and then fried to golden perfection -- the details are what matter. It's the subtle variations in ingredients and technique that make each recipe unique. One recipe may add a hint of sage, another may require a 24-hour buttermilk bath and then there are the ones that serve it on top of waffles.

The way we see it, this gives us just the excuse we need to make and eat more fried chicken -- because we have to try them all, right? We gathered together 12 great fried chicken recipes that are all unique (read, must-try) in their own, subtle way.

1
Classic Fried Chicken
Handle The Heat
Get the Classic Fried Chicken recipe from Handle The Heat
2
Rosemary-Brined, Buttermilk Fried Chicken
Genius Recipes/Food52
Get the Rosemary-Brined, Buttermilk Fried Chicken recipe from Genius Recipes via Food52
3
Almond Buttermilk Jamaican Fried Chicken
Half Baked Harvest
Get the Almond Buttermilk Jamaican Fried Chicken recipe from Half Baked Harvest
4
Pioneer Woman's Fried Chicken
Steamy Kitchen
Get the Pioneer Woman's Fried Chicken recipe from Steamy Kitchen
5
Fried Chicken & Waffles
mtlabor/Food52
Get the Fried Chicken & Waffles recipe from mtlabor via Food52
6
Five Spice Fried Chicken Drumsticks
The Woks Of Life
Get the Five Spice Fried Chicken Drumsticks recipe from The Woks Of Life
7
Sage Fried Chicken
annesfood/Food52
Get the Sage Fried Chicken recipe from annesfood via Food52
8
Buttermilk Chicken Biscuit With Habanero Peach Hot Sauce
Half Baked Harvest
9
Oven-Fried Southern Chicken With Sweet Honey Bourbon Sauce
Half Baked Harvest
10
Thomas Keller’s Ad Hoc Fried Chicken
Pass The Sushi
11
Slow-Bathed Buttermilk Fried Chicken
Sarah Schatz
Get the Slow-Bathed Buttermilk Fried Chicken recipe from Chef James via Food52
12
Fried Chicken Wings, Takeout Style
The Woks Of Life
Get the Fried Chicken Wings, Takeout Style recipe from The Woks Of Life
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