Nothing says "Welcome Home" better than a big platter of fried chicken. Instead of picking up a bucket, save a little money and make it yourself.
Sweet Tea-Brined Fried ChickenA marriage of Southern favorites: Our salty-sweet brine of brown sugar and freshly brewed tea infuses this picnic-perfect chicken with juicy flavor before frying. Bonus: The tannins in tea act as a natural tenderizer.
Buttermilk-Soaked, Bacon-Fried Chicken in GravyThis recipe is full of Southern flavor that comes from soaking chicken in a buttermilk and hot sauce marinade before frying with bacon drippings in a skillet.
Fried ChickenTreat your family to a meal of old-fashioned fried chicken that's "just like Mama used to make". You'll love it, even if your mama never actually made fried chicken.
Peppery Chicken Fried ChickenA double dose of pepper–red and black–adds a kick to this fried chicken. The light and crispy coating features saltine cracker crumbs in addition to the flour and baking powder.
Buttermilk Oven-Fried Chicken with ColeslawSoaking the chicken in buttermilk before dredging adds a bit of a tangy flavor, and using cracker meal in the coating mixture adds extra crunch. The easy, creamy coleslaw makes a perfect accompaniment for the crispy chicken.
Oven-Fried ChickenSkip the skillet and use a baking sheet instead. A coating of breadcrumbs, cheddar cheese and chili powder sets this oven-fried chicken apart from basic fried chicken recipes.
Timely Fried ChickenIf you're feeding a big crowd, this recipe is a great choice. Cutting up a whole chicken instead of buying prepackaged pieces is a great way to save money.
Cajun Oven-Fried ChickenUse panko (Japanese breadcrumbs) to get an extra-crispy coating on your chicken. Because it's oven-fried, there's no need for oil, so one serving has only 3.7 grams of fat.
Fake-and-Bake "Fried" ChickenIt's hard to beat a crispy fried chicken that you can make in about 30 minutes with only 3 ingredients. Hint: Ranch dressing and instant potato flakes are the magic ingredients.
Fiery "Fried" ChickenThe distinctive flavor of this oven-fried chicken comes from chili-garlic sauce and pineapple juice. It's a great choice for weeknight dinners when you're tired of the "same ol' chicken recipes."