Fried Chicken Around the World

Susannah Chen
Dakgangjeong (Korean fried chicken) from Bonchon

Fried chicken is such a beloved food that cultures around the world share an appreciation for. Here are some favorite renditions across the globe:

Korea: Signature Fried Chicken


Dakgangjeong (Korean fried chicken) is sticky, crunchy, and almost candylike.

United States: Chicken Fingers

The Chicken Shack

White chicken meat pieces breaded, deep-fried, and served with a basket of fries.

Southeast Asia: Fried Chicken Wings

Lotus Pho Kitchen

Chicken wings as they’re done in parts of Southeast Asia: flash-fried without any batter, then served with a fiery, tangy dipping sauce. 

Hawaii and Japan: Chicken Katsudon

Central Fish Company

A pounded white meat chicken cutlet with tonkatsu sauce over rice.

United States: Orange Chicken

Flower City Restaurant

A Chinese-American creation of chicken that’s battered, fried, and coated in orange chili sauce. 

Upstate New York: Buffalo Chicken


A tangy, fiery sandwich inspired by the original buffalo wing from Upstate New York.

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