National Fried Chicken Day is Saturday. So why are we telling you about it today? Because fried chicken doesn't just happen, people! You need to plan for it. And we're trying to do you a solid and give you a head start.
We scoured the Los Angeles Times Test Kitchen archives for fried chicken recipes, and boy did we come up with some winners. We've got buttermilk fried chicken, pan-fried chicken and crispy fried chicken, all recipes that put a little twist on the classic.