Hollyhock Hill fried chicken
Hollyhock Hill's fried chicken was named the "Best in America" by Travel + Leisure magazine. The Indianapolis-based restaurant shared its recipe for you to try at home.


  1. Cut chicken into 8 pieces and season generously with salt; transfer to a bowl and refrigerate, covered, for at least 1 hour or overnight.

  2. Over high heat, melt enough lard or vegetable shortening in a deep 12-inch cast-iron skillet that it reaches a depth of ¾ inches; heat until a deep-fry thermometer inserted in fat reads 350 degrees.

  3. Place flour on a plate. Dredge chicken in flour and fry, turning occasionally, until light brown, about 10 minutes. Reduce heat to medium; fry, turning occasionally, until golden brown and cooked through, about 10 minutes more. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.

Tips & Notes

Read more about Hollyhock Hill Restaurant in Indianapolis. Its famous fried chicken has been lauded by Travel + Leisure and Saveur.



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