The reviews are in--and these 5 flavorful recipes get the most raves. And see below for some top tips for making perfect fried chicken from fellow members of the Allrecipes community!
"I've been cooking for more than 50 years and have fried chicken hundreds of times," says BARBARA11035. "But in all those years never have I fried chicken that comes even close to being as crispy, moist, and delicious."
"I love the tangy tenderization that the buttermilk provides," says Chef John. "After the buttermilk soak, dredge the chicken pieces in seasoned flour, and fry them in hot oil until crisp and cooked."
"Very light and very crispy," says Angela. "We love it at our house and I've even got my mom using it!"
"This is the BEST batter recipe EVER," raves EDUGATOR. "I used garlic flavored potato flakes...and it was yummy. The batter stays on so well and it just has the best flavor."
"This is a great recipe my family loved it, there weren't any leftovers," Shelly. "I finally learned how to make fried chicken!"
Top Tips for Fried Chicken
"I always add, to my seasoned flour, a couple tablespoons of cornstarch. I think it adds a little more crunch." -- Kat
"I always fry white meat first, as it cooks faster than dark, plus those are the larger pieces."
"Listen to the sound...when the chicken is done you will hear less frying noise, meaning the oil has fully cooked through the juices of the chicken." -- Kim357