National Fried Chicken Day

National Fried Chicken Day is celebrated on July 6th of each year.  The staff at National Whatever Day were unable to uncover the origin of National Fried Chicken Day, however KFC traditionally celebrates National Fried Chicken Day by providing their customers with coupons discounting their meals.

Fried chicken (also referred to as Southern fried chicken) is a dish consisting of chicken pieces usually from broiler chickens which have been floured or battered and then pan fried, deep fried, or pressure fried. The breading adds a crispy coating or crust to the exterior. What separates fried chicken from other fried forms of chicken is that generally the chicken is cut at the joints and the bones and skin are left intact. Crispy well-seasoned skin, rendered of excess fat, is a hallmark of well made fried chicken.