Happy National Fried Chicken Day!

By: Kevin Bender
Chuck Hughes' Fried Chicken
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

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

Twice Fried Chicken with Sriracha Honey

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:
Southern Friend Chicken from Food.com
Round Out Your Fried Chicken Feast:

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