Food & Recipes

Happy Fried Chicken Day! 7 Recipes You Can Make at Home Tonight

by Rachael Ray Show Staff 9:19 AM, July 6, 2015

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Aired July 6, 2015

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!

No. 1: John Besh's Grandmother's Fried Chicken

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.

No. 2: Daddy Wu’s Pan-Fried Chicken

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!

No. 3: Spicy Chicken and Cheddar Waffle Sandwiches

Yup, you heard that right. Fried chicken ON a waffle. A cheddar waffle. With bacon. And a maple syrup sauce.

No. 4: Sunny Anderson's Fried Sweet Tea Chicken

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!

No. 5: Bobby Flay's Fried Chicken with Tabasco Honey

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.

No. 6: Buttermilk Fried Chickenwiches

This sandwich starts with a classic fried chicken preparation, and finishes with a spicy bacon sauce on toasted buns. Yum!

No. 7: Mexican Fried Chicken

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.