08/21/2012 09:19 am ET | Updated Aug 31, 2012

Recipe Of The Day: The Best Fried Chicken You've Ever Had

Even if you live in the South, it's unlikely that you get to enjoy the bliss of fried chicken every day. Fried chicken is a little too heavy and a little too greasy to eat 365 days a year -- especially if you're getting that fried chicken from the store or a take-out restaurant.

But when it's homemade, and when it's this fried chicken recipe, it's worth the indulgence. Not because this recipe is healthier than others -- it definitely isn't -- but just because it's one of the best fried chicken recipes we've come across; way better than anything you could buy. John Besh, chef and cookbook author from Louisiana, is responsible for this recipe and we're straight up smitten.

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