National Fried Chicken Day Date in the current year: July 6, 2016

National Fried Chicken Day Nearly every cuisine has its own version of fried chicken. For example, in the United States this dish typically consists of chicken pieces which are battered, breaded, or flowered and then deep fried, pan-fried, or broasted. Americans even celebrate National Fried Chicken Day on July 6.

Fried chicken, also known as Southern fried chicken, can be considered a type of fritters. The tradition of deep frying chicken in fat was brought to the Southern United States by Scottish immigrants. Over time, fried chicken became a common staple of the American South.

Nowadays fried chicken are popular across the United States. There are many varieties of this dish that originated in different localities including Barberton chicken, Buffalo wings, chicken fingers, Maryland chicken, Nashville hot chicken etc. All these variation have one thing in common: fried chicken always have a crisp coating or crust.

Fried chicken are typically seasoned with salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, cayenne pepper, ranch dressing mix, and other seasonings that are mixed in with the flour, breadcrumbs, or batter before frying.

To celebrate National Fried Chicken Day, go out to your favorite fast food restaurant or make fried chicken at home and share them with your family and friends.

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