Succulent, crispy, and tender, fried chicken is the must-have picnic food. Whether you lay out your blanket at the beach or bring dinner to a concert in the park, fried chicken gives your meal that homey American summer feeling. Maybe you’ve been missing this classic dish ever since you went gluten-free. Sigh no more, for the heroic gluten-free blogging community has come up with some terrific gluten free fried chicken recipes to satisfy even the worst craving.

  • Over at Rachel’s Recipe Box try some of her Oven-Fried Chicken. If you’re a food allergy superhero, relax. This recipe is gluten, dairy, soy, egg, and corn free. GFCF breadcrumbs give it extra crunch. It also calls for Italian seasoning, but “seasonings,” as opposed to pure spices, can sometimes contain gluten. Check the Grocery Guide to find brands that are definitely gluten-free.
  • Jill of Hey, That Tastes Good adapted a recipe from Chez Pim and proudly declares it The Best Fried Chicken (picture above). She coats it with rice flour and sweet rice flour but spices it with—watch out!—hot sauce and fish sauce. Very flavorful. Make sure yours are gluten-free.
  • Gluten Free Mom advises you to coat the chicken with some sort of gluten-free flour blend. She says you “don’t have to be too picky about the flour.” She also uses buttermilk and a special crispy chicken coating mix on her Gluten-Free Oven Fried Chicken.
  • Gluten Free Portland offers recipes for Simple Gluten-Free Fried Chicken, Fish, or Vegan Tofu. It’s great to have so many options! Garbanzo or Fava Bean flour mixed with paparika is recommended (some people have allergic reactions to Fava Beans).
  • Mrs. GF suggests her Miso Glazed Fried Chicken. Since miso is often derived from barley and is made of soy in all but a few cases, be careful. There is a great discussion on GF miso at Celiac.com. Mrs. GF’s chicken is spiced with pineapple juice, fresh ginger, ketchup, and hot mustard paste. Original, and probably extremely delicious!

Which gluten free fried chicken are you going to try?