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Fried Chicken Master Class

This course will teach you everything you need for making the most of fried chicken. Learn to make soups, sandwiches, perfect Southern fried chicken, and more. 

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Course Details

Tutorials in this course: 10
Total viewing time: 2 hours
Total course time (including prep and cooking): 28 hours and 35 minutes

Fried chicken is an American staple. From summer picnics to your grandmother's comforting fried chicken recipe, we all have fried chicken memories. The tutorials in this course range from traditional to wildly creative and all focus on creating delicious fried chicken dishes. 

If you've never fried a piece of chicken before this course will teach you how to make mouth watering, crisp chicken. And if you've already got your fried chicken recipe down pat, stick around for some of the more unique tutorials and learn how to make things like fried chicken cotton candy. Everyone is bound to find a new favorite fried chicken dish in this extensive course. 

Chef Instructors

Chef Phillip Lopez

Phillip Lopez is executive Chef and co-owner of Root, Square Root, and Root² in New Orleans, Louisiana. In 2011, Lopez was named a “Chef to Watch” by Louisiana Cookin’ Magazine. In 2012, he earned the title “Chef of the Year” by Eater New Orleans, and became a Star Chef “Rising Star Chef.”

Chef Eric Buss

Eric Buss is a the executive chef at Hollywood’s trendy Wood & Vine restaurant, beloved for their mouth-watering fried chicken and waffles.

Chef Dave Danhi

Dave Danhi has single-handedly brought gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches to the masses with the proliferation of his Grilled Cheese Trucks. He was inspired to start the business when he entered the 2009 Grilled Cheese Invitational with his Cheesy Mac and Rib Melt (now a signature truck item) and witnessed the growth of grilled cheese fandom first hand.

Chef John-Carlos Kuramoto

John-Carlos Kuramoto is the head chef at Santa Monica’s venerable institution, Michael’s, where Kuramoto has gained a reputation for delivering high-end contemporary American dishes with a modern California flair. He also recently appeared on “Knife Fight,” a chef competition show on the Esquire Network.

What You Need


- Kitchen scale
- Thermomix or blender
- Mini spatula
- Offset spatula
- Sheet pan
- Silpat mat
- Plastic stencil (optional)
- Baguette form or other metal mold (optional)
- Disposable piping bag 
- Storage container
- Large and Medium saucepots
- Chef’s knife
- Cutting board
- Tweezer tongs
- Spoon
- Large, medium, and small mixing bowls
- Cast iron pot or deep fryer
- Fry thermometer
- Candy thermometer
- Metal Tongs
- Cooling rack
- Paper towels
- Colander or sieve
- Ladle
- Bacon press or heavy sauté pan
- Cotton candy machine
- Paper cotton candy cones
- Food processor
- Large rubber spatula
- Wooden spoon
- Whisk
- Waffle iron
- Stand mixer
- Paring knife
- Kitchen shears (optional) 


- Ingredients are listed within each respective tutorial.


Perfect Southern Fried Chicken

Phillip Lopez

This dry battered, fried chicken has a satisfying crunch and the perfect amount of spicy creole flavor.

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Fried Chicken Tuile Crackers

Phillip Lopez

These thin, crispy wafers look like crackers but taste like fried chicken.

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Fried Chicken Noodle Soup

Phillip Lopez

This version of chicken soup uses fried chicken as the base, for a spicy southern twist on a classic.

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Fried Chicken Mousse

Phillip Lopez

Capture the essential flavor of fried chicken with this versitile, easy-to-make mousse.

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Fried Chicken “Southern Picnic on a Plate”

Phillip Lopez

This dish has all the flavor components of a southern picnic, playfully composed into one explosive bite.

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How to Make Fried Chicken Stock

Phillip Lopez

Drawing deep flavor from the bones and residual seasoning of fried chicken, this stock is sure to liven up any dish in which it's used.

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Classic Fried Chicken and Waffles

Eric Buss

These famous chicken and waffles from Hollywood's Wood & Vine are a delicious, playful option for either breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

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Fried Chicken Cotton Candy

Phillip Lopez

Fried chicken oil is used as the flavor base for this quirky and creative take on a classic confection.

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“Chicken and Waffle” Chicken Wings

John-Carlos Kuramoto

This playful take on chicken and waffles delivers all the same flavors of the classic combo in finger-food format.

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