Fried chicken: could it be one of the most-loved dishes worldwide? There’s just something about biting into that golden crispy chicken that sends the crowds wild. But when the craving hits at home, head for the kitchen not the front door. Why? Because I’ve rounded up these easy fried chicken recipes (including my mum’s very special Thai fried chicken recipe that’s a winner in my household) to bring on all the feels.
Marion Grasby’s ultimate easy fried chicken recipes
Buttermilk fried chicken, Thai fried chicken, gluten free fried chicken… and even a recipe that takes just 15 MINUTES! Way much better than KFC, fact. Get it while it’s hot…
Oh yes, you read right! This is a spicy fried chicken recipe made by yours truly, that is not only deliciously crispy, but it’s GLUTEN FREE! Hello, good thing.
There are so many things going on with this homemade fried chicken: it’s crunchy, sticky, spicy… and there are waffles too! This dish makes a truly decadent weekend brunch. Plan ahead, enjoy the frying fun, then relish this comfort food classic.
This super-speedy version means you can get your weeknight fix of crunch and Thai flavours in just 15 minutes, whenever the mood strikes. Serve with some spicy or sweet sauce and you’ve just arrived in food heaven.
Bite-size bits of crunchy golden chicken? Yes please! This fiery wonder is equal parts hot, spicy tangy and crispy, making it one of the best fried chicken recipes in my book!
It might not be Nashville chicken… but it definitely hits the hotspot! Cover your ears, guys – there’s an epic crunch coming through.
Double the fry, double the crunch… bring on the serious crackle with these ultimate chicken wings. Guaranteed to bring on your happy dance.
Once you’ve made your bao from scratch, it will rock your world forever. Add some Korean-inspired fried chicken, and you have even more of a gamechanger on your hands
The glorious soy and ginger marinade is the secret weapon in this easy fried chicken recipe. Oh, and the Sichuan peppercorn mix that’s sprinkled on at the end? Delish.
Beautifully spiced chicken in a crispy coating… so much yes! This dish is truly magical. It’s like sunshine on a plate.
Golden, gorgeous, crunchy fried chicken… this smoky, sriracha-laden version is truly joyful! Serve with a simple ‘slaw to bring freshness to the table, then sit back and enjoy good times with every bite. It doesn’t get much better than this!
The crunch! The crackle! The juiciness! This bitesize chicken karaage – aka Japanese-style fried chicken – is pure bliss. Add a creamy yet tangy potato salad and this is a recipe for success. And guess what? Not only is potato starch the traditional coating to use, but it also means gluten-free fried chicken.
It’s another winner from Noi… gorgeously crunchy chicken that’s succulent and tender, while still packed with Thai flavours. Grab yourself a napkin and get stuck in!
Using toasted glutinous rice to coat the chicken gives the dish that authentic nutty flavour and crunchy texture that makes a laab so delicious.
Spicy, crunchy goodness, nestled in a soft and fluffy bao bun… what’s not to love? The secret ingredient – vodka – really does work magic, but if you prefer to not use alcohol and keep things kid-friendly, you could switch it out for chicken stock or water.
Joyful fried chicken makes friends with fresh som tum for a dish guaranteed to put a smile on your face. It’s the perfect combo of sweet, salty, sour… with added crunch on the side! Use a julienne peeler to (safely!) get beautiful shards of that unripe papaya, and make it as spicy as you like by controlling the number of chillies you use.
Looking for a fried chicken air fryer recipe? Look no more! The result is golden crispy chicken, without the need for lots of oil.
Get ready for an epic ramen broth that’s a lot quicker than you think to rustle up, yet packs in serious flavour and richness. Yep, this express version of Japanese ramen noodle soup ticks all the boxes… and it’s got dumplings! Everything you need, in one bowl of goodness.
Turmeric, cumin, coriander and garlic soak through the tender chicken pieces to pack in the depth, while crispy fried shallots add extra crunch to the finished dish. Serve with a sweet chilli dipping sauce and away you go.
Hold on to your teeth, people: these fried chicken wings are pure crunch. Make friends with mess and get involved in these spicy, sticky, devilishly good morsels.
This Japanese-inspired fried chicken is the perfect bite-sized pop of flavour, and served with a spicy wasabi mayo… it’s seriously wow, you guys. Crispy strips of nori seaweed add a gorgeous flavour and texture to this one. Serve up as a fun appetiser or party snack at your next gathering.
The Marion’s Kitchen Thai Red Curry Kit makes this Thai fried chicken recipe something special. Use the bamboo shoots from the kit with some cabbage and carrot to make a delicious cooling slaw to serve alongside the spicy fried chicken.
Double-cooked fried chicken wings are twice as nice, in my opinion! These Japanese-style Nagoya wings are all crunch, with a delightfully light glaze that keeps things crispy and joyous.
Is there anything more satisfying than digging into a big pile of chicken wings? These ones are so good, they’ll fly off the table, guaranteed.