Is there anything more open to debate than the best way to make fried chicken? And we’re not talking that “fake” fried stuff made in an oven or Instant Pot. Your great-grandmama’s rolling in her grave even thinking about abusing her prized secret recipe this way, and calling it fried. Huh uh—no sir. For genuine deep-fried chicken, you need a deep fryer, period. Try these options the next time you coat a bird in your secret blend of herbs and spices.