Happy National Fried Chicken Day!

Chuck Hughes' Fried Chicken

Celebrate National Fried Chicken Day with our best fried chicken tips.

Happy National Fried Chicken Day, ya’ll!

Summer is the best time to celebrate this crispy, crunchy, perfectly salty classic Southern dish.

Get our best fried chicken recipes and tips that’ll make your biscuits and gravy jealous.

5 Tips for Cl**king Perfect Fried Chicken:

  1. Don’t skimp on seasoning. Chuck’s recipe (pictured above) has the perfect balance of spice that gives fried chicken its addictive finger-lickin’ goodness.
  2. Fry it twice. This recipe is fried twice so the skin is mind-blowingly crispy.
  3. Add a sweet and spicy sauce. Michael Symon likes his with Sriracha honey. Addicts, beware.
  4. Put it on a waffle. Trust us: Chicken and Waffles is the food of the Sweet and Salty Food Gods (especially Bobby’s recipe).
  5. Put it on a stick. Because you can, you should, and it’s the perfect summer party food.
Chicken and Waffles on a Stick

Fried Chicken and Waffles on a Stick. The best sweet-and-salty summer party conversation starter. Ever.

For you sweet-and-spicy lovers, Michael Symon exploits your weakness with an Asian twist:
Twice-Fried Chicken with Sriracha Honey

Twice Fried Chicken with Sriracha Honey

Addicts, beware: This sweet, salty and spicy combo is more than many can handle.

Or try this 5-Star KFC-Knock-Off Recipe from Food.com:
Southern Fried Chicken

Southern Friend Chicken from Food.com

Watch out Colonel: This classic Southern recipe is a show-stopper.

Round Out Your Fried Chicken Feast: