by Lisa Lozano
It’s National Fried Chicken Day and to celebrate, we’re sharing seven of our all-time favorite recipes! From classic Southern fried chicken, to fried chicken on a waffle, to Mexican fried chicken – we’ve got a fried chicken to please everyone!
To get the most out of this classic family recipe from acclaimed New Orleans chef John Besh, soak your chicken in buttermilk overnight. A cast iron skillet works perfectly for this dish and will give your fried chicken amazing flavor.
Tip: Don’t overcrowd the pan when frying.
This Asian-inspired fried chicken starts with chicken breast marinated overnight in a dressing of sake, soy sauce, sesame oil, oyster (or hoisin) sauce, mirin, garlic, white pepper and a lot of grated ginger. You then bread the chicken in flour, egg and panko breadcrumbs, and fry. Serve with a homemade honey sesame sauce – delish!
Yup, you heard that right. Fried chicken ON a waffle. A cheddar waffle. With bacon. And a maple syrup sauce.
This innovative recipe uses a sweet tea and lemon brine to marinate the chicken! The chicken is dredged in a slightly spicy breading, fried and served with a sweet tea syrup, yum!
First, Bobby marinates his chicken in a spicy buttermilk sauce overnight, then he fries it with a spicy and flavorful breading. Lastly, he serves his chicken with a spicy honey sauce.
Tip: Avoid using large pieces of chicken, smaller pieces will cook more evenly.
This sandwich starts with a classic fried chicken preparation, and finishes with a spicy bacon sauce on toasted buns. Yum!
This Mexican spin on fried chicken is marinated in a honey-vinegar marinade, then dredged in a spicy batter and served with lime wedges.
What’s your favorite way to prepare fried chicken? Tell us in the comments.