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Our Favorite Fried Chicken Recipes

Craving a little down-home comfort? Try one of our top-rated perfectly fried chicken recipes.

Fried chicken is a crunchy delight. These recipes show you how to make it even more delicious, with hints on how to make even the simplest fried chicken crisp and light. For truly Southern takes on fried chicken, fry a batch of Mama’s Fried Chicken—simply seasoned with salt and pepper, and soaked in buttermilk, this is a mouthwatering delight. Or, enjoy the Sweet Tea-Brined Fried Chicken. For spicier takes on this tasty treat, enjoy the Crispy Oven-fried Drumsticks—they have the texture of deep-frying without the oil, or fill a pan with the Peppery Chicken Fried Chicken, which mixes black pepper and red pepper, and uses saltine crackers for the crust. However they sizzle, these fried chicken recipes will have you savoring the crispy tastes of this Southern classic food.

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