National Chicken Fried Steak Day - October 26
Thu, Oct 26, 2023

National Chicken Fried Steak Day

It’s National Chicken Fried Steak Day! On October 26th, it’s time to celebrate this favorite poultry dish by heading to the store or your favorite restaurant. The mere mention of fried chicken is enough to make one’s mouth water.


The origins of chicken fried steak are unclear, with some attributing its invention to German immigrants in Texas and Oklahoma who prepared the dish in a similar way to Wiener Schnitzel. Whatever its origin, the dish has been delighting taste buds for decades. National Chicken Fried Steak Day was created in 2011 by restaurateur Jeffrey Yarbrough and his friend, in order to ensure the dish would not be forgotten in the face of the ever-evolving world of gastronomy.

Interesting facts

Did you know that chickens:

  • can see the world in the ultraviolet range, additionally perceiving UV rays;
  • have good memories;
  • are believed to be close relatives of dinosaurs;
  • there are 25 billion of them across the globe;
  • hundreds of billions of eggs are laid annually;
  • are capable of sympathizing with other living beings;
  • the largest egg ever recorded weighed 350 grams and held two yolks;
  • dream, though no one will ever know what;
  • have around 20 skin papillae on their beak, allowing them to explore everything they touch.

How to take part

On National Chicken Fried Steak Day, you can celebrate by heading to the nearest restaurant to sample the chef’s specialty. If you love to cook, create your own masterpiece in the kitchen by learning new recipes, adding a little imagination, and inviting your friends over for a delicious dinner. You can complete the meal with other poultry dishes.

When is National Chicken Fried Steak Day celebrated in 2023?

National Chicken Fried Steak Day is observed on October 26 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Thursday October 26 2023
Saturday October 26 2024
Sunday October 26 2025
Monday October 26 2026