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National Fried Chicken Day

Prepare your taste buds for enjoying a family favorite on National Fried Chicken Day! This special occasion is all about having a great time while enjoying the crispy, golden goodness of fried chicken.

We’ll guide you on how to get a real meal deal in three different ways. Make your own with foolproof fried chicken recipes, the convenience of takeout food, and going with the gang to a popular restaurant.

preparing fried chicken at home

Recipe for Crispy Fried Chicken


  • 2 pounds chicken pieces (drumsticks, thighs, or breasts)
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • Vegetable oil for frying


  1. In a large bowl, marinate the chicken pieces in buttermilk for at least 2 hours or overnight.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix together flour, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and black pepper.
  3. Remove the chicken from the buttermilk, allowing the excess to drip off.
  4. Dredge the chicken in the flour mixture, coating it thoroughly.
  5. Heat vegetable oil in a deep skillet or pot over medium-high heat.
  6. Fry the chicken pieces in batches until golden brown and cooked through about 12-15 minutes.
  7. Transfer the fried chicken to a paper towel-lined plate to drain excess oil.
  8. Serve hot and enjoy the crispy, flavorful fried chicken.
delicious fried chicken mean to takeout

Popular Takeout Places

  1. Cluck & Go This fast-casual eatery offers mouthwatering fried chicken that you can enjoy on the go.
  2. Wingstop Known for its flavorful wings, Wingstop also offers delectable fried chicken options for takeout.
  3. Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen A well-known chain serving up crispy and flavorful fried chicken that’s perfect for takeout.

Top Eateries for Fried Chicken

  1. Crispy Coop This local hotspot is renowned for its perfectly seasoned and crispy fried chicken.
  2. The Chicken Hut Kitchen Offering a taste of Southern comfort, this restaurant serves up delicious, down-home fried chicken.
  3. The Fryer’s Delight Fried chicken sandwiches draw lines for their crispy thigh meat, steeped in habanero and buttermilk and stacked in a steamed potato bun with fermented chickpea butter.

National Fried Chicken Day is the ultimate celebration for fried chicken aficionados. Whether made from a homemade recipe or delivered from a popular takeout place, enjoy a great fried chicken meal on this special day.

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