Happy National Fried Chicken Day!

By: Kevin Bender
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.

For you sweet-and-spicy lovers, Michael Symon exploits your weakness with an Asian twist:

Photo by: Brian Kennedy ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Brian Kennedy, 2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Or try this 5-Star KFC-Knock-Off Recipe from Food.com:
Round Out Your Fried Chicken Feast:
Keep Reading

Next Up

Happy National Nutella Day!

Chef Chris D'Amico of Gemma at The Bowery Hotel in New York City shares his recipe for a Calzone di Nutella, in honor of National Nutella Day.

Happy National Cheese Ball Day!

April 17 is National Cheese Ball Day; celebrate with a savory cheese ball in the shape of a chick, turkey, pumpkin, tree or the traditional sphere shape.

Happy National Pecan Cookie Day!

Celebrate Pecan cookie day with Cooking Channel's best recipes like Zac Young's Cranberry Pecan Oat Cookies with Bourbon Glaze, Pecan Sandies, and Pecan Bars.

Happy National Peanut Butter & Jelly Day

Celebrate with Cooking Channel's spicy adult version.

What Kind of Fried Chicken Matches Your Personality? 5 Ways to Celebrate National Fried Chicken Day

Get Cooking Channel's fried chicken recipes for National Fried Chicken Day, including classic Southern, baked, Korean-style and more.

Hump Day Snack: Happy National Hamburger Day!

Kick up the grill and celebrate our nation’s pastime by ogling a most gargantuan burger

Happy National Grilled Cheese Month

April is National Grilled Cheese Month. Get the best grilled cheese sandwich recipes to celebrate at Cooking Channel.

Celebrate National Ravioli Day

We're celebrating National Ravioli Day with a few of our favorite carb-a-licious ravioli recipes -- with a twist.

Happy Father's Day!

Get the best Father's Day recipes from Cooking Channel, including summer party appetizers, best burger recipes, 15 ways to grill steak, summer desserts and more.

On TV

Carnival Eats

10am | 9c

Carnival Eats

10:30am | 9:30c

Carnival Eats

11am | 10c

Carnival Eats

11:30am | 10:30c

Carnival Eats

12pm | 11c

Carnival Eats

12:30pm | 11:30c

Carnival Eats

1pm | 12c

Carnival Eats

1:30pm | 12:30c

Good Eats

2pm | 1c

Good Eats

2:30pm | 1:30c

Man Fire Food

3:30pm | 2:30c

Man Fire Food

4:30pm | 3:30c

Man Fire Food

5:30pm | 4:30c

Man Fire Food

6:30pm | 5:30c

Man Fire Food

7:30pm | 6:30c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Man Fire Food

8pm | 7c

Man Fire Food

8:30pm | 7:30c

Man Fire Food

9:30pm | 8:30c

Big Bad BBQ Brawl

10:30pm | 9:30c

Good Eats

11pm | 10c

Good Eats

11:30pm | 10:30c

Man Fire Food

12am | 11c

Man Fire Food

12:30am | 11:30c

Man Fire Food

1am | 12c

Man Fire Food

1:30am | 12:30c

Big Bad BBQ Brawl

2:30am | 1:30c

Good Eats

3am | 2c

Good Eats

3:30am | 2:30c
What's Hot
What's Hot

The Best Thing I Ever Ate

New Episodes Sundays 8|7c

Pick a Side!

The Snackdown

In our new animated series, we debate the most-pressing food matters of our time, like is cereal a soup?

So Much Pretty Food Here