Fried chicken is one of our favorite hot weather foods. Incidentally, so is anything Mexican (and here’s the indisputable proof).

Ivy Stark of NYC’s Dos Caminos restaurant shared her Mexican fried chicken recipe in the spirit of all things hot, fried, crunchy and especially festive. There’s a little heat in the breading, with ground spices for extra flavor. Oh and before the chicken sees any of that, it hangs out in a honey-vinegar marinade for several hours, so don’t worry about it drying out. No chance.