Fried Chicken

Chicken Thigh Nuggets

Welcome to The Chicken Thigh Guy.While you’re here, check out my other project – The Weekly Menu. Anyone who says they don’t love chicken nuggets is probably lying. You can find vegetarian nuggets, nuggets tossed in sauce, nuggets on sandwiches, and any big sporting event there’s probably a tray of […]

Sesame Chicken

Sesame Chicken is one of those “you know it’s wrong, but it’s so right” classic take out dishes. The snob in you says: It’s junk. It lacks sophistication. It’s not authentic. You crave it. it’s the perfect American Chinese dish. It’s sweet and crunchy. Salty with soy sauce and a […]

Indian Spiced Fried Chicken

I’ve been taking a little break. I needed it. Who doesn’t these days. But I’ve been cooking. I made my Buttermilk Chicken Sandwich for my brother and his family – the first (carefully distanced, lots of COVID-19 testing) family visit since March. And I have been cooking and developing new […]

Southern Style Buttermilk Fried Chicken

Southern Style Buttermilk Fried Chicken is a quintessentially American dish that is loved by people all over the country – and the world. Also, it’s insanely delicious hot or cold – something that can’t be said about every dish in this book. This dish can be fried in almost any […]

Buffalo Chicken Bites

I love chicken wings. I mean love. Unconditionally. Even bad chicken wings, while disappointing, are still chicken wings, and I love them. When good, they’re almost transcendent: crispy skin or coating, rich, juicy and tender meat, piquant sauces – seet, spicy, sour – all hing conveniently on the bone to […]

Buttermilk Brined Fried Chicken Sandwich

There is something eminently satisfying about a fried chicken sandwich. Properly made, it is soft, crunchy, juicy, sweet, and sour all at once and is perfect for a summer night dinner with a few good friends and cold beers. This recipe brines the chicken in buttermilk, which helps break down […]

General Tso’s Chicken

I love General Tso’s chicken. It’s comfort food. For years it has been my go-to takeout dish. Hot, spicy, crunchy, satisfying perfection – even when the preparation is only mediocre. It simply scratches an itch. Anytime I order takeout I am always torn. I want to try something new, something […]

Chicken Thigh Katsu

Katsu is a Japanese fried cutlet preparation – part of a tradition of Japanese cuisine called Yōshoku – essentially western influenced foods. Often made with pork, it appears in a number of preparations: simple served with shredded cabbage and a spicy sauce (similar to a thickened and sweetened worcestershire sauce) […]