Our Top 20 Fried Chicken Recipes

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Whether for a picnic, everyday family meal, or special dinner, fried chicken is an excellent choice. The typical skillet fried chicken is made with a cut-up broiler-fryer chicken, but feel free to use your favorite parts -- chicken drumsticks, whole legs, thighs, or chicken breasts.

Here are some of our favorite preparations, including classic Southern fried chicken, lighter oven-fried versions, fried boneless chicken breasts or cutlets, and fried chicken sandwiches.

Whether you serve your fried...MORE chicken with mashed potatoes, French fries, macaroni and cheese, potato salad, a tossed salad, or steamed vegetables and biscuits, this dish makes for a fabulous family meal. You can't go wrong with fried chicken!