The ultimate comfort food that everyone around the world can agree on? Fried chicken.
Nobody craves for a plain, bland boiled chicken. But when there’s crispy-skinned, moist-inside fried chicken being served, oh everyone is at the dining table. So if you’re anything like us – can’t resist a good plate of golden-brown fried chicken – these recipes for fried chicken from various cuisines will cater right to your taste buds. Whether you like the pungent Nashville version, the sweet, sticky sauce-covered Korean one, or the classic buttermilk fried chicken, this list of recipes below will walk you through how to create restaurant-quality fried chicken you and your family will enjoy at home. Let’s get frying.
Buttermilk Fried Chicken
For those who love the classic, this buttermilk-soaked fried chicken will do the job. Especially when the recipe comes from the Canadian gangster chef Matty Matheson, you know it would be real legit. First, you’ll be given a 101 lesson on how to cut up a chicken like a pro, then learn how to brine your bird in a pickle brine, then a buttermilk mixture to create uber softness for your meat before deep-frying it in hot oil.
Nashville Hot Fried Chicken
There’s no denying: the OG fried chicken is great. But the Nashville-inspired hot fried chicken will totally turn up the meat’s heat and deliciousness to a whole ‘nother level. For those who are a fan of pungent, spicy fare, this chilli powder-speckled fried chicken will sure please your palate.
Spicy Korean Fried Chicken
When it comes to fried chicken, Korean folks sure know how to turn such simple food into something of culinary excellence. Maangchi of the popular Korean cooking channel on YouTube is here to show you how you can recreate the BonChon-style fried chicken at home like masterful Korean chefs.
Taiwanese-style Fried Chicken
Famed as a street snack in Taiwan, the Taiwanese-style fried chicken is packed with robust tastes, thanks to the secret ingredients, fermented bean curd and deep-fried basil leaves. Marion’s Kitchen offers a foolproof recipe you can easily follow at home, so definitely give this bad boy a try.
Thai-style Fried Chicken
When talking about the best type of fried chicken existed in Thai cuisine, Hat Yai version always tops the list. Thanks to the additions of crushed garlic and cilantro roots, these two ingredients give an extra oomph to the fried bird, making it umami-packed and addictive.
Flourless Fried Chicken
No flour or bread crumbs? No fret, Matty Matheson (can you tell we like him?) is also here with another recipe for flourless cooks. His recipe will show once and for all that even without one of the most important ingredients like flour, you can still make the fried chicken scrumptious and enjoyable at home.
This article first appeared on Lifestyle Asia Bangkok.