Side Dishes for Fried Chicken

Consummate sidekicks for fried chicken—both classic and unconventional—to keep everyone at the table happy. We promise.

Momofuku’s Fried Chicken

Everything about this flour-free fried bird is contrary to everything we know about fried chicken. Or think we know. That’s exactly what makes it so darn genius.

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  • 20 M
  • 1 H, 35 M
  • 10

Crispy Fried Chicken

Snap, crackle, pop goes this fried chicken, which relies on more than just flour and cayenne for its coating’s beguiling taste and texture.

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  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 0

Pâte Sucrée

The name of this sweet and sturdy pie crust in French means “so much better than your silly American pastry dough.”

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  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 0

Whole Roasted Onions

Plonk unpeeled onions on a baking sheet. Shove in oven. Come back later for achingly sweet, tender, oniony goodness. Accept accolades. See how easy that was?

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  • 5 M
  • 1 H
  • 12

Blueberry Tea Cake

An irresistible tea cake that’s essentially dessert masquerading as breakfast, lunch, or pretty much any nosh time when you crave something sweet.

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  • 15 M
  • 1 H
  • 13

Mediterranean-Style Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Psychedelic purple cauliflower and sweet potatoes lend oohs and aahs to these easy yet elegant stuffed bacon-y chicken breasts.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 4

Pulled Pork Tacos with Habanero Salsa

These pulled pork tacos are spot-on easy summer food. Simply stuff tortillas with the pork, dress with a blazingly hot sauce, and eat. Sour cream tames the heat.

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  • 15 M
  • 25 M
  • 0

Brownie Ice Cream

Chances are you’ve been mashing brownies into ice cream since you were a kid. Still, we could all use a reminder–and this simple recipe certainly does the trick.

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  • 15 M
  • 45 M
  • 2

Cheater’s Chorizo

A sassy mix of ground pork, paprika, garlic, cayenne pepper, and wine that’s as irresistible as it is easy (albeit slightly inauthentic).

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  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 16

Sautéed Broccoli Rabe with Potatoes

Rabe. Raab. Rapini. Call it what you will, but it’s never better than when jumbled with sautéed garlic and crisped potatoes.

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  • 30 M
  • 50 M
  • 10

Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

This little bit of heaven is exactly what it purports to be: a smooth, rich confection made from a strawberry Philly cream cheese cheesecake.

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  • 20 M
  • 12 H
  • 9

Congo Bars

Better known as seven layer bars, this bewitching stack of graham cracker crumbs, sweetened condensed milk, chocolate, coconut, and nuts just may exceed your childhood memories.

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  • 10 M
  • 40 M
  • 22

Open-Face Egg Sandwich

We know. You already have an egg salad sandwich recipe. But trust us, it’s nothing like this one, which is whoppingly old school in taste, blissfully healthful in every other way.

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  • 10 M
  • 25 M
  • 8
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