Chicken Fried Ribs with Whiskey Glaze

Chicken Fried Ribs with Whiskey Glaze are insanely addicting! Tender, oven baked ribs that are deep fried and tossed in a whiskey glaze!

Chicken Fried Ribs with Whiskey Glaze is a deep fried rib recipe that is great for appetizers or a fun dinner

What Does “Chicken Fried” Mean?

I’ve never had chicken fried steak before – another shocker. So I asked the wife what it was all about. So I find out that it has nothing to do with chicken and that it’s called “chicken fry” because the method and the breading is similar to what you would use to fry chicken.

You can basically chicken fry any type of meat you want, so my mind went to ribs. I’m going to make this fried rib recipe and then I’m going to toss them in my famous whiskey glaze.

Can you imagine putting out a platter of these Chicken Fried Ribs with Whiskey Glaze for game day, or any party? You’ll be the house that everyone always wants to come back to. Now that might be a good thing or a bad thing, I’ll leave that one up to you!

How Do You Make This Fried Rib Recipe?

Let’s get to these fried ribs! Start by putting a dry rub on the ribs and cooking them in the oven for an hour and a half.

Chicken Fried Ribs with Whiskey Glaze is a deep fried rib recipe that starts with dry rubbed ribs

You can put together the whiskey glaze and let that start cooking down while the ribs are in the oven. Use any whiskey you like to drink, I used Crown Royal for these ribs since it’s a special day – game day that is. But yo can use any whiskey that you like or have on hand.

This is definitely one boozy glaze, so make sure that you like what you’re using to make it with!

Chicken Fried Ribs with Whiskey Glaze are a fried rib recipe that's coated with a whiskey glaze

Get the rest of the glaze ingredients in the pot and let it cook down for about 10 minutes. Then the glaze gets thickened with a cornstarch mixture so it coats our fried ribs real good…

When the ribs are done baking in the oven, section them into single ribs and let them cool.

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Now it’s time for the deep fry…

Coat the ribs in seasoned flour, dip them in the egg and back again in the flour. Using this double coated method of battering the ribs makes for a super crispy coating.

Just about five minutes in the hot oil is all you’ll need to get these deep fried ribs super crispy. The ribs are already cooked, remember, so we’re just “cooking” the coating and getting it crispy.

Chicken Fried Ribs with Whiskey Glaze are a deep fried rib recipe

Fried ribs. Can you even believe it? Well, wait until you give these chicken fried ribs a taste.

Toss them all over in that whiskey glaze and serve immediately. We’re talking the ultimate game day food here my friends, there won’t be a clean finger in the house!

We like tossing the ribs in a bog bowl to get them coated perfectly, but there’s always room for a little more glaze on top!

Chicken Fried Ribs with Whiskey Glaze are a deep fried rib recipe coated in a whiskey glaze

These ribs don’t require a dipping sauce or anything additional in my opinion, just a whole lot of napkins and maybe a shot or two of whiskey on the side!

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Chicken Fried Ribs with Whiskey Glaze

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 50 minutes
  • Yield: 10 servings 1x

This fried rib recipe is going to blow your taste buds away! Crispy, fried ribs with whiskey glaze are perfect for appetizers or a fun dinner!



For the Ribs

  • (1) 2 3/4 – 3 lb. package of pork spareribs
  • 1/4 cup McCormick® Grill Mates Brown Sugar Bourbon Seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt

For the Whiskey Glaze

  • 6 cloves of garlic, grated with a hand grater or chopped very fine
  • 1 tablespoon canola or vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3/4 cup pineapple juice
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup teriyaki sauce
  • 1/2 cup whiskey
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch mixed with 1 1/2 tablespoons water

For Breading the Ribs

  • 2 cup flour
  • 1 tablespoon McCormick® Grill Mates Brown Sugar Bourbon Seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoons fresh ground black pepper
  • 3 eggs beaten with 1 tablespoon water
  • Vegetable or canola oil for frying


  1. Preheat the oven to 350º.
  2. Place the rack of ribs on a foil lined baking sheet. Rub the ribs with the the Grill Mates Brown Sugar Bourbon Seasoning mixed with the salt.
  3. Cover the ribs with another sheet of foil and fold the ends in to seal up the ribs and cook for 1 1/2 hours.
  4. Start the glaze while the ribs are cooking. Add the oil to a pot over medium heat, then add the grated garlic and let cook for one minute, stirring. Carefully pour in the whiskey and let reduce for 2 minuets.
  5. Add the rest of the ingredients for the glaze (except the cornstarch mixture) and cook over medium heat for 10 minutes.
  6. Mix the cornstarch with the water and pour into the glaze, whisking as you pour. Cook and thicken for 10 minutes, then cover and set aside.
  7. When the ribs are done take them out of the foil and let cool slightly.
  8. Get a large, heavy bottomed pot and fill it half way with canola or vegetable oil and heat the oil up over medium heat until it reaches 350 degrees.
  9. While the oil is heating up you can get the ribs ready to fry. Cut each rib separately (you should have 14-16 individual ribs)
  10. Mix the flour with the tablespoon of the grill seasoning, the salt and pepper in a bowl. In another bowl, beat the eggs together with the water.
  11. Take each rib and coat first in the flour, shaking off the excess, then in the egg wash and then back again in the flour. Place on a plate and repeat with the remaining ribs.
  12. Once the oil comes to temperature, start frying about 4-5 ribs at at time for 5 minutes until the breading is slightly browned and crispy. Repeat until all the ribs are fried and place on a paper towel lined plate to drain.
  13. At this point (if you’re not ready to eat) you could place the ribs in a 250º oven and keep them warm until your ready to serve.
  14. When you’re ready to eat, take the ribs and dip them in the glaze (warm it up again if you’ve had them in the oven) until they’re well coated.
  15. Serve with additional sauce on the side.
  • Category: Appetizers
  • Method: Deep Fry / Oven
  • Cuisine: American

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6 Responses
  1. Netta J.

    Ok.. I first saw some friend ribs on social media and I thought people were crazy, but I try anything once so I arrived here. Thank you!! The ribs were delicious and flavorful!! The sauce was great also. My boyfriend could not stop eaing and kep saying “these are like crack”.

    1. Dan

      We kind of think so too! Thanks for sharing, we know this isn’t the easiest or quickest recipe but it sure is worth the make!

  2. Pam

    I made this some time ago. They were awesome and the sauce was even more amazing. I bought ribs this week to make again .

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