Images of 4 of the 22 fried chicken recipes -- batter fried chicken, gluten free fried chicken, crispy fried chicken, Southern fried chicken wings.

22 Must-Make Fried Chicken Recipes

Because until you’ve had fried chicken at home, hot from the stove, you haven’t truly experienced just how glorious it can be. Here, recipes for every craving and occasion.

Two people reaching for traditional molletes on a platter with a bowl of salsa in the middle.

Traditional Molletes

An insanely satiating comfort food fix that’s as quick and easy as it is inexpensive. Refried beans and cheese atop toast with pico de gallo. Wish we’d known about this a loooong time ago.

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Seven spice-rubbed baby back ribs on a piece of parchment on a wooden surface..

Spice-Rubbed Baby Back Ribs

Dry-rubbed and slathered in sauce, these ribs are deeply flavored, lip-smackingly messy, and easier than you’d think to pull off at home.

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A white plate topped with calamari à la plancha -- seared calamari -- with a bottle of wine in the background.

Calamari à la Plancha

Sounds a lot more compelling than “squid cooked over hot coals”! Or, in this case, cast iron skillets. Our recipe tester Sofia swears this is just like what they serve in her native Portugal.

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A bowl filled with sweet tea brined fried chicken with a bottle of Cholula hot sauce in the background and a plate of more fried chicken.

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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A large and small bowl, each filled with Asian-inspired coleslaw, with a small cup of soy sauce on the side.

Asian-Inspired Coleslaw

Crisp cabbage and cool summer herbs are drizzled with a more delicate alternative to the traditional mayo-based dressing. Tastes good and IS good for you.

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A pile of Korean-style BBQ ribs on a wooden board, garnished with scallions and sesame seeds with several forks on the side.

Korean-Style BBQ Ribs

Sweet, tangy, and deliciously messy. Marinate ’em, grill ’em up, stack ’em on a platter, and prepare for everyone to be astounded.

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