Nowadays, there’s no excuse for not trying chicken in a variety of styles. Take a look at the types of fried chicken alone: Southern US style, Buffalo Fried, Buttermilk Coated, Cheese Coated Korean style, Japanese Karaage… the choice is huge!
But did you know there was an actual day dedicated fully to fried chicken? Insane, right?
International Fried Chicken Day is observed especially keenly in the USA on July 6. It is unclear how the day originated but a whole bunch of brands like to take advantage of the situation, with fast food restaurants including Popeyes, Church’s Chicken, and of course KFC, offering special promotions throughout the day.
We’re not sure what KFC are up to down under because we’ve discovered in the past that they’re kind of vague when it comes to Fried Chicken Day, but we do know Hungry Jack’s is offering something spesh.
HJ’s is offering a great app deal: grab two Jack’s Fried Chicken Burgers for only $14. We’ve tried one of these burgers before and let’s just say two is definitely better than one.
Fun fact: fried chicken was once an expensive delicacy – at least up until World War II – but thanks to mass production techniques, folks the world over are able to indulge in chicky on the cheap.
Oh, and if you’re keen to cook your own fried chicky at home, check out the recipe below.
SIMPLE FRIED CHICKEN RECIPE
- 1 chicken (fryer chicken either purchased cut up or purchased whole and broken down into pieces)
- 3 eggs
- 2 cup flour
- 1 tbsp salt
- 2 tsp pepper
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp paprika
- Vegetable oil for frying
- In a large bowl, beat the eggs. In another bowl, combine the salt, pepper, garlic powder and paprika to make a seasoned salt. Add the flour to a third bowl.
- Prepare the chicken by first seasoning each piece of chicken to your taste with the seasoned salt. Then dip each piece in the egg and drag through flour until coated well.
- Fill a large pot or deep fryer half full with oil and heat to 350°F. Place the chicken parts in and fry until dark and crisp. The thighs and legs will take longer to cook – about 15 minutes – than the breast and wings, which will take about 10 minutes.
- Remove from heat, let sit for 5 minutes to cool and enjoy!