National Fried Chicken Day is a food holiday observed all over the United States on July 6 of every year. Fried chicken lovers all over the country celebrate the day with their favorite food at a restaurant nearby, or at home. Wherever you are, celebrate the day with a piece of fried chicken. It is a dish made of chicken pieces that are floured or battered and then pan-fried, deep-fried or pressure-fried. Using breadcrumbs will form the outer layer of the dish crunchy and the inner side juicy. Fried chicken is a mouthwatering combination of crisp, salt, and fat. There are many ways to enjoy a fried chicken that is spicy, extra crispy, regular, etc. Fried chicken is popularly called an American restaurant staple and classic American dish. This food is considered as one of the nostalgic summer food. Calories don’t count today, so enjoy this crispy delight until the heart is satisfied. Take this day as a reason to have more number of these fried chickens. On National Fried Chicken Day, many restaurants offer extra-special deals, discounts, coupons, and freebies for the fried chicken, so make use of the day and grab some chicken.
“The best comfort food will always be greens, cornbread, and fried chicken.” – Maya Angelou
History of National Fried Chicken Day
The origin and creator of the day remain unknown. But Fried chicken has a fascinating history to be told; It is said that deep-fried chicken immigrated from Scottish tradition to the southern United States. After the introduction, the dish became a staple food for South Americans. Slowly seasonings and spices were added to the traditional recipe to improvise the flavor. The combination of adding spice is believed to be originated from West African tradition. Fried Chicken was an expensive dish until World War II; later the price lowered due to mass production. The consumption of chicken gradually increased from the year 1960. In 2016, Americans consumed around 91 pounds of chicken each. Relish this dish in many variations and with some best deals.
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How to celebrate the day
Celebrate National Fried Chicken Day at your favorite restaurant or your home. Many restaurants all over the country offer fried chicken at exceptional prices. National Fried Chicken Day is the perfect day to try your hand in the kitchen to make your own fried chicken or visit a new restaurant. There is a wide range of recipes available on the internet, so don’t hesitate to try one. You can also eat fried chicken at an authentic Southern restaurant. One can organize a small backyard party with fried chicken lovers of the group to celebrate the day. If you are free on National Fried Chicken Day, then get a bucket of fried chicken, coke, some chips and gather some friends to relax and watch Netflix. On this day making memories with your favorite grilled chicken and post pictures of them on social media, and let people know your choice. Post pictures and share your National Fried Chicken Day celebrations on social media by using the hashtag #FriedChickenDay.
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