Fourth of July Fried Chicken Recipes

Looking for the best fried chicken for the Fourth? Look no further. We got ’em all: Cajun, Northern, Asian, and Southern recipes.

Fried Chicken

Booyah! We've found the secret to simple yet sensational fried chicken. And it's as basic as can be. Just salt. Pepper. Flour. Water. Patience.
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Bourbon Buttermilk Fried Chicken

Yes, bourbon-inflected fried chicken. It’s in the brine. And oh, baby, are you gonna wish you’d been doing this all your life.
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Waffle Fried Chicken with Spicy Bourbon Maple Syrup

Fried chicken as you've never, ever experienced. Waffle-battered thighs are fried until crisp and doused with a spiked syrup that boasts a sweet heat.
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Cajun Fried Chicken

Bathed in buttermilk and spiced ever so slightly, this Cajun fried hen is memorably moist, superlatively crisp, and gosh darn perfect through and through.
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Batter-Fried Chicken

Proof that it doesn't take buttermilk or an insufferably long overnight brine to make insanely tender, crazily crisp, gosh darn perfect fried chicken.
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Sweet Tea Brined Fried Chicken

Crisp fried chicken and cool sweet tea. A combination of the South's two fave things in which a 24-hour marinade subtly suffuses the chicken with the summeriness of tea and lemon.
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Judy Hesser's Oven-Fried Chicken

Mind-bogglingly crisp oven-fried chicken. And it's sooo easy. Just shake, shake, shake chicken thighs in a bag of seasoned flour and bake unattended for a little while.
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Egg Shop Fried Chicken

For years, Egg Shop's fried chicken has been the talk of New York City. It’s crunchy, juicy, salty, spicy, honey-frizzled fried chicken amazingness. And here's how you can make it.
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Breaded Oven Fried Chicken Thighs

These crumb-coated thighs come together with no fuss and can easily be adapted to whatever ingredients you happen to have on hand.
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Northern Fried Chicken

The secret to this Northern fried chicken recipe? Matzoh meal and honey. No lie.
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