Chris Ubick

Fried chicken aficionados know that the best bird is a symphony of savory, crackling skin giving way to meltingly juicy meat—and the real ones know that what gets you there is Crisco. Though some recipes are batter-based, that's just a matter of preference. In this, a dredge in flour and seasoned salt and pepper (shoutout to Lawry's) delivers a subtle zing, while the vegetable shortening delivers the perfect crisp without scorching. More Fried Chicken Recipes