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

By: Alyse Whitney

In the world of random food holidays, National Fried Chicken Day (July 6) may be one of America's best. Celebrating the Southern staple should really be an everyday occurrence, especially considering how many different ways you can prepare your poultry.

Even though we're fans of the classic flour-egg-breadcrumb assembly-line process, today's the day to be more adventurous. Below, find five of our favorite fried chicken recipes fit for any personality. Find out if you're more of a classic Southern belle, a fit-and-fabulous food lover, a culinary globetrotter or something else.

The Classic Southern Belle: Fried Chicken in a Basket

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Matt Armendariz, 2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Whether you're a man or a woman, you can embrace your inner Southern belle. Big hair is optional when chowing down on Alex Guarnaschelli's classic buttermilk-brined  fried chicken.

The Fit-and-Fabulous Food Lover: Bobby's Chicken-Fried Chicken

Bobby Deen's Unfried Chicken for Cooking Channel's Not My Mama's Meals

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Alice Gao, Alice Gao Photography

If you spend more time at the gym than in the kitchen, this easy and healthy recipe is for you. Bobby Deen lightens up his mama's recipe with baked chicken breasts and a light gravy.

The Spicy-Food Fanatic: Twice-Fried Chicken with Sriracha Honey

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CC RECIPE Michael Symon Twice Fried Chicken with Sriracha Honey

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

Spice up your life with all the Sriracha you can handle. Michael Symon's recipe is balanced with honey, but you can make the sauce for the super-crispy fried chicken as spicy as you'd like.

The Culinary Globetrotter: Ultimate Korean Fried Chicken

One of the crunchiest recipes we've tried is Korean fried chicken. Rice flour makes the skin so shatteringly crisp that you may never make it the traditional way again. This one is great to make for friends if you're the foodie pal who's always dragging groups to try strange new cuisines.

The Kid at Heart: Fried Chicken Tenders

Perfectly prepared fried chicken awaiting it's rustic Belgian waffle and mustard maple syrup counterparts as seen on the Cooking Channel's Real Girl's Kitchen with Host Haylie Duff, Season 2.

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Citizen Pictures

If you recently wept during Inside Out and still cut the crusts off your peanut butter and jelly sandwich, try Haylie Duff's potato-chip-crusted chicken tenders. They'll take you right back to your childhood.

Catch Cooking Channel's marathon of fried chicken-y episodes today from 2pm - 8pm.

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