Fried Chicken

Chicken Thigh Parmesan

If you enjoy The Chicken Thigh Guy, check out my other food project: The Weekly Menu. Chicken Parm probably isn’t Italian. It’s Italian American. More accurately, it’s East Coast Red Checkered Table Cloth raffia wrapped wine bottle Italian American classic, and it’s delicious. While the dish is often made with […]

Pickle Brined Chicken Bites

Pickled and fried chicken are a natural pairing, but they usually arrive on the side, after the chicken is cooked – not as a key ingredient in their preparation. I had heard of pickle-brined chicken, but the first time I actually tasted it was a few years ago at the […]

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 […]