National Fried Chicken Sandwich Day is a wonderful holiday dedicated to a dish that evokes only positive emotions in each of us. Imagine the tempting crunch of toasted bread, juicy chicken, creamy mayonnaise, and crunchy pickles – it’s no surprise that this dish deserves attention and respect, which is why National Fried Chicken Sandwich Day appears on the calendar.
The first chicken sandwich is believed to have appeared around 1940, a combination of two recipes: Scottish chicken, fried in lard without oil, and West African chicken, fried in palm oil with many spices and seasonings. It is impossible to determine who created the first fried chicken sandwich, as the dish has become so popular and widespread it has earned a place on the list of national dishes.
- The chicken sandwich is often associated with racism as, after the Civil War, African Americans were banned from raising cows and pigs, only allowed to raise chickens.
- The original recipe for fried chicken sandwiches is marinating the chicken pieces in buttermilk, followed by alternately rolling in dry spices and batter before deep-frying.
- The combination of tastes in this dish makes it incredibly popular, and difficult to beat.
- Making fried chicken sandwiches at home can get messy.
How to take part
The best way to join in the festivities is to make and eat a sandwich. For many years, two of America’s biggest fast-food chains, Popeye and Chick-Fil-A, have been in competition – why not join in and express your opinion? Visit each restaurant, try their products, and then share your opinion on social media. Alternatively, invite your friends over for a sandwich party and enjoy delicious treats and good company!
When is National Fried Chicken Sandwich Day celebrated in 2023?
National Fried Chicken Sandwich Day is observed on November 9 each year.