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    27 Truly Divine Incarnations Of Fried Chicken

    Like a crispy golden-brown phoenix, the chicken spreads it wings and rises from the oil of rebirth.

    1. Fried Chicken Biscuit

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    O TO BE HUGGED BY TWO BISCUITS AT ONCE. Get the recipe.

    2. Ramen-Crusted Fried Chicken

    3. Crispy Chicken Stix

    thecozyapron.com

    I'm sorry, French fries, but we're letting you go. You know, restructuring. Get the recipe.

    4. Michael Ruhlman's Rosemary-Brined Buttermilk Fried Chicken

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    A really solid recipe for classic fried chicken that has tons of flavor without too many steps. Get the recipe.

    5. Fried Chicken Sandwiches with Slaw & Spicy Mayo

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    Why do we even HAVE other kinds of sandwiches? Get the recipe.

    6. Korean Fried Chicken

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    The only thing better than fried chicken is fried chicken covered in amazing spicy-sweet sauce. Get the recipe.

    7. Nashville-Style Hot Chicken

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    Once you marinate fried chicken in an entire bottle's-worth of hot sauce, you'll never do it any other way again. Get the recipe.

    8. Hot & Crunchy Chicken Cones

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    Make these if for no other reason than to say that recipe name out loud. Get the recipe.

    9. Sweet Tea Oven-Fried Chicken

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    Important to know: "Oven-fried" does NOT mean it’s baked instead of fried. It means it's fried, in the oven. Oh, also marinated in sweet tea and double-battered. Get the recipe.

    10. Golden Fried Chicken Wings

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    No one doesn't love a snackable, hand-held piece of fried chicken. Get the recipe.

    11. Fried Chicken Tacos

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    Good guac not optional. Get the recipe.

    12. Tori Kara-Age

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    Pronounced KAR-ah AH-gay, aka delightful Japanese popcorn chicken. Get the recipe.

    13. Fried Chicken Corn Dogs

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    Why didn't anyone TELL me you could do this??? Get the recipe.

    14. Chicken Schnitzel

    whatsgabycooking.com

    Chicken breasts are often problematically dry; pounding them super-thin and frying them quickly is a great way to avoid that. Get the recipe.

    15. Northern (Kosher) Fried Chicken

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    Surely the Chosen should also be able to enjoy a buttermilk-free version of the greatest poultry preparation known to man. These super-crispy matzo-centric recipe from the bright fellows at Blue Ribbon does the job. Get the recipe.

    16. Deep Fried Buffalo Chicken Skewers

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    I'm not sure what else you need to know about this. Get the recipe.

    17. Fried Chicken & Bacon-Scallion Waffle Sandwich

    thecandidappetite.com

    BLT's are for losers, it's all about the FCBWLT. Get the recipe.

    18. Double-Fried Chicken With Lemons & Jalapeños

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    Why fry once when you can do it twice? Get the recipe.

    19. Pecan-Crusted Chicken with Mustard Sauce

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    A neat way to get a super-crispy crust. Get the recipe.

    20. Chicken-Fried Chicken & Pickled Pepper Sandwich

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    I'm gonna confess right up front that I have no idea what chicken-fried chicken is, but hot damn do I aim to find out. Get the recipe.

    21. Chicken 65 (South Indian Style Fried Chicken)

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    Saucy, spicy, sassy. Get the recipe.

    22. Chipotle Popcorn Chicken

    foodrepublic.com

    Now that's my kind of movie snack. Get the recipe.

    23. Pint-Size Chicken 'n' Waffles

    hungrygirlporvida.com

    A truly killer app. Get the recipe.

    24. Coconut Fried Chicken

    marcussamuelsson.com

    Not sure what kind of voodoo effect is produced by marinating the chicken in coffee and sautéing it in coconut milk, but it can't HURT. Get the recipe.

    25. Fried Chicken Parmesan Burgers

    nlrockrecipes.com

    The recipe includes DIY herb buns, but that's optional extra credit. Get the recipe.

    26. Fried Chicken & Waffle Grilled Cheese

    tastespotting.com

    To eat this is to know a deep, deep mystery. Get the recipe.

    27. Chicken 'n' Waffles Cupcakes

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    Go forth, with one of these in each hand, and prosper. Get the recipe.