Nothing spells a finger-licking good time more than a tower of fried chicken. Whether it’s the classic Southern style or a Korean twist, fried chicken recipes are always a crowd-pleaser.
One of the most popular variations of fried chicken is Korean fried chicken, known for its crispy texture and sweet and spicy sauce, which you’ll find in our best fried chicken recipes below – as well as Dan Hong’s Korean fried chicken burger. But we also have recipes for Malay fried chicken with curry leaves, an Indonesian verison and Tawainese fried chicken.
Kentucky fried chicken and Southern-style wings are also classic recipes. Hit the recipe for Southern fried chicken with a smoky maple caramel sauce, or chef Sean Brock’s fiery Nashville hot chicken. “[It’s] a total out-of-body experience for a few minutes if you go for the hottest they make,” he says.
And there’s still plenty of crisp and crunch to be had with Dan Pepperell’s spicy fried chicken alla diavola and Porteño’s smoked chicken wings. Plus Sunda’s sweet-savoury flavour bomb of fried chicken and waffles with a palm sugar glaze.
Here are our best fried chicken recipes.