Favorite Southern Dish Honored on National Fried Chicken Day

Every Southern cook has his or her own special recipe for fried chicken.

The dish has become so popular nationwide that it now has its own National Fried Chicken Day celebrated in 2012 on Friday, July 6.

Pieces of raw chicken are coated in seasoned batter and deep fried until tender and usually accompanied by such delicious side dishes as mashed potatoes, corn on the cob and freshly baked biscuits.

Some families celebrate National Fried Chicken Day by dining out at the food chain that made fried chicken famous, Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC), while others pull out their favorite recipe and fry up a batch at home.

As Kat from Twitter points out, it’s a good time for chicken lovers!

What’s your favorite fried chicken recipe? Do you have a special method for frying a bird, passed down through the generations of your family? Or have I missed your favorite local fried chicken joint? Chime in in the comments section below!

National Fried Chicken Day: Favorite Southern Dish Honored

National Fried Chicken Day: Favorite Southern Dish Honored