National Fried Chicken Day

National Fried Chicken DayNational Fried Chicken Day

Who can resist the taste of crispy, juicy, oh-so-good fried chicken. Celebrate this obsession-worthy dish on July 6th for National Fried Chicken Day. 

The tradition of deep-frying chicken in fat was first brought to the southern U.S. by Scottish immigrants in the late 17th and early 18th centuries. It didn’t take long for this delicious method of cooking to become popular with enslaved Africans who then experimented with seasonings and techniques. 

The dish grew in popularity as Black cooks prepared their own unique takes on fried chicken for their owners. This popularity led to a strong association between fried chicken and Southern-American households. Sadly, the association between Black cooks and fried chicken was quickly turned into a harmful stereotype that is still wielded as a weapon of prejudice to this day.

From its first surge in popularity in the late 1700s to the creation of one of the most recognizable fried chicken restaurants, took just shy of 200 years. “Colonel” Harland Sanders started the Kentucky Fried Chicken franchise on September 24, 1952. 

So whether you’re grabbing a bucket of KFC or making your own from a family recipe, be sure to grab plenty of napkins to dig into this euphoric dish on July 6th for National Fried Chicken Day.

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