July 6th is National Fried Chicken Day and that’s a holiday that I can wholeheartedly get behind. It may not be a nationally recognized holiday or show up on any office calendars, but any holiday that celebrates juicy chicken surrounded by flavor packed, crispy, crunchy crust.. sign me up!!!!
When I think of summer and picnics I invariably think of eating cold fried chicken out of a wicker basket while relaxing on a blanket with the sun on my skin and the wind tousling my hair. There’s something about fried chicken that just makes my tummy, my heart and my soul happy.
Fried chicken is the food of childhood, happy memories and lazy afternoons.
Whether you prefer your chicken buttermilk brined and salty, or you like it with a bit of spice in the crispy coating, or perhaps you like yours with a bit of sweet, as in chicken and waffles.
There’s something for everyone in these 11 mouth wateringly delicious fried chicken recipes. There’s even a little surprise recipe thrown in there for fun.
So tell me, how do you like your fried chicken? Crispy, spicy, sweet, traditional, non-traditional? Do you have a family recipe passed down through the ages on a well worn recipe card or are you still searching for that perfect best ever fried chicken recipe.