Fried Chicken

Fried chicken is an American tradition. With Southern fried chicken, chicken-fried steak, and oven-fried versions, these easy recipes reveal the many faces of fried chicken -- and all will generate smiles.

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Quita's Egg Battered Fried Chicken

Better Homes and Gardens

The flour mixture coating for this chicken main dish recipe is simple to make, but a purchased variety speeds the process. A liberal splash of hot pepper sauce zips up the flavor.

Green Chile Fried Chicken

Better Homes and Gardens

Spice up ordinary fried chicken with green chile peppers, then add hot pepper sauce to increase the heat.

Crunchy Munchy Chicken

Better Homes and Gardens

Thanks to the cornmeal coating, the chicken stays crunchy on the outside without being fried.

Buttermilk-Brined Fried Chicken

Better Homes and Gardens

Fried chicken has always been a family favorite. Don't be surprised by the amount of salt in the buttermilk brine. It gives the chicken great flavor.

Green Chile Fried Chicken

Better Homes and Gardens

Allow the chicken to marinate overnight so each piece is fully infused with Mexican spices.

Crusty Herb-Fried Chicken

Better Homes and Gardens

Pan fry then bake chicken for the perfectly crispy crust. Serve this herbacious recipe with mashed or baked potatoes.

Old-Time Fried Chicken

Midwest Living

This recipe is for classic skillet-fried chicken. It's delicious teamed with coleslaw and creamed corn.

Macadamia Nut-Crusted Chicken with Honey-Mustard Sauce

Better Homes and Gardens

They won't even have to stop hula dancing to indulge in this delicious chicken drummie recipe dressed in a buttery-rich macadamia nut crust.

Paula Deen's Herb-Fried Chicken

Better Homes and Gardens

Chicken Fingers with Red Eye Ketchup

Better Homes and Gardens

Kids will love this dinner, which includes all their favorites--chicken fingers, fries and ketchup.

Quick-Fried Chicken Salad with Strawberries

Better Homes and Gardens

Unlike most restaurant versions, this fried chicken salad is low in calories and low in sodium. Plus it's quick to make.

Total: 30 mins

How to Make Fried Chicken

Few dishes have a claim on comfort food like fried chicken. The perfect fried chicken is golden and crispy on the outside and full of juicy goodness on the inside. Sharing a meal of perfectly cooked fried chicken is a little slice of paradise. Learn how to cook fried chicken and you'll have a crowd-pleasing meal for any day of the week. But be warned: people might start finding all sorts of reasons to stop by your house at dinnertime.

Chicken with Skillet Gravy

Better Homes and Gardens

Your family will think you spent all day preparing this simple breaded chicken and gravy main-dish recipe. For a fast side, round out the meal with packaged mashed potatoes.

Sweet 'n' Tangy Chicken

Family Circle

Quick-cooking chicken tenders ensure that you can have this intriguing dish on the table in 30 minutes. Chopped prunes sweeten the sauce while green olives add the tang.

Firecracker Fried Chicken

Better Homes and Gardens

In this chicken recipe, adjust the heat to suit your family's taste. The longer the chicken chills in the hot pepper sauce, the hotter it gets.

Chicken Tagine with Olives and Figs

Family Circle

Tagine is a traditional piece of North African cookware, but you don't need one to make its namesake recipe. This eclectic chicken dish calls for a Dutch oven.

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