9 Super-Easy Recipes for National Fried Chicken Day

The Ultimate Southern Fried Chicken © Con Poulos
By F&W Editors Posted July 06, 2016

Get your fried chicken fix with these fast and simple recipes.

After a long weekend of glorious but potentially grueling grilling, the idea of celebrating National Fried Chicken Day by whipping up a big batch might seem daunting and exhausting. Don’t worry. We’ve made it a breeze with these eight fast and simple fried chicken recipes.

1. Panko-Coated Chicken Schnitzel

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Chef Thomas Keller uses panko bread crumbs to give chicken an instant, crunchy crust. He pounds the chicken breasts to a uniform thickness in order to cut down on cooking time.

2. The Ultimate Southern Fried Chicken

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This no-fail, no-fuss version of classic fried chicken has a perfectly seasoned crust—the trick is cornstarch—and juicy meat.

3. Chicken Katsu

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These crispy egg-and-panko-coated chicken cutlets are simple to make but insanely satisfying.

4. Spicy-Sticky Fried Chicken

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Ready in just 45 minutes, this Asian-inspired fried chicken is a guaranteed crowd pleasure.

5. Oven-Fried Chicken

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No need to heat up any oil, this easy recipe calls for baking the crispy chicken in the oven.

6. Fried Chicken Cutlets with Salsa

Using chicken cutlets instead of bone-in chicken keeps cooking time down. Topping them with fresh, basil-flecked salsa makes this a deliciously summery dish.

7. Curry Fried Chicken

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Curry powder and red-pepper flakes add an Indian-inspired twist to this quick American classic.

8. Smoky Fried Chicken

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Rubbing chicken in a mix of salt, paprika, chile powder, brown sugar and black pepper gives it a terrific depth of smoky flavor.

9. Easy Fried Chicken

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This simple, classic fried chicken is moist, juicy and perfect for your next picnic.

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