Chef Thomas Keller’s Best Fried Chicken Recipe

Written by MasterClass

Last updated: Apr 3, 2023 • 4 min read

“I’m happy to say that fried chicken is back, with some of the best chefs across the country and some of the best restaurants frying chicken.” - Chef Thomas Keller

When Chef Keller was a boy, the fried chicken he knew and loved the best was from a fast food chain. His palate has evolved since then.

Early in his career, Chef Keller found that fried chicken had fallen out of favor in many kitchens. Today, it’s back in fashion, and a mainstay at many top restaurants around the country. This version of the dish is the same fried chicken served every other Monday at Chef Keller’s restaurant Ad Hoc in Yountville, California.