8 Ways to Celebrate National Fried Chicken Day

Kelly PottsJune 2019
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Praise be all of these food holidays. Without them, the unsung food heroes might not get their moment to shine.

Fried Chicken is having a major comeback – looking at you, Nashville Hot Chicken.

Take some time on July 6 to celebrate National Fried Chicken Day. We’ve rounded up some of the best, and most unique, ways to celebrate.

The Fried Chicken Upgrade
Honey Rosemary Fried Chicken, Salty Sow

Let’s take a moment for this delicious twist on fried chicken. Head to Salty Sow for their signature finger-licking fried chicken, served hot & spicy, with honey rosemary or just the way it is, guest’s choice, with a cheddar jalapeño biscuit.
$10, saltysow.com

 

The Bar Fight Chicken
Korean Fried Chicken, Bourbon Steak at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

Looking for chicken and happy hour? Head to the bar at Bourbon Steak. Grab their Korean Fried Chicken appetizer and a craft cocktail for the perfect end to any day. The Korean Fried Chicken features Gochujang sauce, scallion, black sesame seed and apple slices.
$15, scottsdaleprincess.com 

 

The Gluten Free Creation
Nashville Style Hot Chicken Sandwich, Jewels Cafe

Gluten-free diners, rejoice! Jewels Café has the perfect sandwich to help you celebrate! Head in to try their Nashville Style Hot Chicken Sandwich, made with their award-winning hot chicken, sesame slaw, bacon aioli and sweet pickles.
$14.75, jewelsbakeryandcafe.com

 

The Chicken Bun
Bird Bun, OBON Sushi + Bar + Ramen

Known for putting a unique twist on traditional Asian dishes, OBON features a Bird Bun along with a variety of other steamed buns on their menu. This southern-inspired small plate is made with fried chicken, hot sauce, pickles, and mayo, nestled between a melt-in-your-mouth bun.
Two for $10 or three for $14, obonsushi.com

The Sweet and Savory Chick
Chicken & Waffles, Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row

A little two-steppin’, a little chicken break. Head down to Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row for their infamous Chicken and Waffles! Made with buttermilk fried chicken breast, white cheddar cornmeal waffles, pickled jalapenos and bacon infused honey, this is sure to be at the top of your chicken list.
$14, dierkswhiskeyrow.com 

 

The Taco
Korean Fried Chicken Taco, CRUjiente Tacos

A taco we can all get behind. The award-winning Korean Fried Chicken Taco combines two favorite comfort foods; the crispy fried chicken is coated in gochujang and balanced with compressed cabbage, pickled jalapeno, and mojo de cebollin all on top of a tortilla.
$5, crutacos.com

 

The Childhood Favorite
Chicken Tender Platter, Wally’s American Gastropub

There’s nothing better as an adult than a plate full of crispy house-made chicken tenders and fries to take you back to your childhood. Wally’s Gastropub’s Chicken Tender Platter does the trick, paired with Collins’ slaw and honey mustard, and thin BBQ sauce for dipping.
$15, wallysgastropub.com

 

The OG
Crispy Chicken Sandwich, The Lola AZ

Why mess with a good thing? The traditional Crispy Chicken Sandwich at The Lola AZ is the perfect cure for a classic craving. Enjoy fried chicken, pickle chips, apple slaw and spicy aioli atop a knotted bun, served with fries.
$14, thelolaaz.com

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