Popular Fried Chicken Recipes

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.

Crusty Herb-Fried Chicken

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

From Better Homes and Gardens

Crusty Herb-Fried Chicken

Green Chile Fried Chicken

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

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Green Chile Fried Chicken

Chicken Tagine with Olives and Figs

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.

From Family Circle

Chicken Tagine with Olives and Figs

Crispy Buttermilk Fried Chicken

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Crispy Buttermilk Fried Chicken

Chicken Parmesan Pita Pizzas

Made with quick-cooking chicken tenders, these personal size pizzas can be ready in 20 minutes. Kids will love them for lunch.

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Chicken Parmesan Pita Pizzas

Spicy Oven-Fried Chicken

Marinate the skinless, boneless chicken breast halves in a spicy buttermilk mixture before coating with crumbs and oven-frying.

From Family Circle

Spicy Oven-Fried Chicken

Sweet 'n' Tangy Chicken

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.

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Sweet 'n' Tangy Chicken

Chicken Fingers and Salsa

A lively pineapple and jalapeno salsa accompanies these crispy pan-fried chicken strips. If you don't have chicken tenders, cut skinless, boneless chicken breast halves into strips.

From Family Circle

Chicken Fingers and Salsa

Italian Fried Chicken

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Italian Fried Chicken

Skinless Fried Chicken

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Skinless Fried Chicken

Buttermilk Fried Chicken with Sour Cream Mashed Potatoes

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Buttermilk Fried Chicken with Sour Cream Mashed Potatoes

Chinese Five Spice Oven-Fried Chicken

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Chinese Five Spice Oven-Fried Chicken

Pretzel-Coated "Fried" Chicken with Gravy

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Pretzel-Coated "Fried" Chicken with Gravy

Chicken-Fried Chicken and Tomato Gravy

Pan-fried chicken with simmered tomatoes makes for an elegant yet easy twist on the standard chicken breast dinner.

From Family Circle

Chicken-Fried Chicken and Tomato Gravy

Crunchy Chicken Tenders with Cauliflower Mash

Oven-baked chicken tenderloins coated in cornmeal get as crispy as fried chicken strips. Serve with a side of garlic "mashed potatoes" that's lightened-up with low-calorie cauliflower.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Crunchy Chicken Tenders with Cauliflower Mash

Buttermilk-Brined Fried Chicken

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.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Buttermilk-Brined Fried Chicken

Oven-Fried Chicken

Great news - crunchy, flavorful fried chicken can be healthy. We marinate skinless chicken in buttermilk to keep it juicy. A light coating of flour, sesame seeds and spices, misted with olive oil, forms an appealing crust during baking. And with only 7 grams of fat per serving rather than the 20 in typical fried chicken - that is good news.

From EatingWell

Oven-Fried Chicken

Stir-Fried Spicy Chicken Tenders

A bag of frozen peppers and onions can be a quick start to a stir-fry; here, it's combined with almost fat-free chicken tenders for a speedy dinner. Serve this dish with warm polenta rounds or brown rice.

From EatingWell

Stir-Fried Spicy Chicken Tenders

Wok-Seared Chicken Tenders with Asparagus & Pistachios

Here's an East-meets-West stir-fry that will soon become a family favorite. Serve it over rice or noodles, with a simple salad of arugula and orange sections dressed in a light vinaigrette.

From EatingWell

Wok-Seared Chicken Tenders with Asparagus & Pistachios

Almond-Crusted Chicken Fingers

Instead of batter-dipped, deep-fried nuggets, we coat chicken tenders in a seasoned almond and whole-wheat flour crust and then oven-fry them to perfection. With half the fat of standard breaded chicken tenders, you can enjoy to your (healthy) heart's content.

From EatingWell

Almond-Crusted Chicken Fingers

Buffalo Chicken Wrap

Moms and Dads like wraps because they're neat and compact--so beware: ours is messy and spicy. This fiery combination of buffalo chicken in a modern wrap is guaranteed to drip. Get out the big napkins and have a ball!

From EatingWell

Buffalo Chicken Wrap

Chicken, Broccoli Rabe & Feta on Toast

The assertive flavor of broccoli rabe can be a schoolyard bully in dishes. But here, the sweet tomatoes and briny feta stand up to its bite, rendering this dish a rustic but comforting favorite. Still, if broccoli rabe proves too strong for your taste, you can substitute broccolini or even tiny, trimmed broccoli florets.

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Chicken, Broccoli Rabe & Feta on Toast

Golden Chicken with Spicy Refried Beans

Kids love this combination of refried white beans and chicken tenders. If you're concerned about making it too spicy, omit the jalapeno. Serve with extra cheese to sprinkle on top.

From EatingWell

Golden Chicken with Spicy Refried Beans

Marmalade Chicken for Two

Orange marmalade and freshly grated orange zest make a deliciously tangy sauce for quick-cooking chicken tenders. Serve with brown rice.

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Marmalade Chicken for Two

Sweet & Sour Chicken with Brown Rice

In about the time it takes to order and pick up Chinese takeout, you can make this much healthier version of sweet & sour chicken. Our version loses all the saturated fat that comes from deep-frying, along with the extra sugar and salt. If you prefer, use tofu instead of chicken, and use your favorite vegetables; just be sure to cut them into similar-size pieces so they all cook at about the same rate.

From EatingWell

Sweet & Sour Chicken with Brown Rice

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