A platter of hot, crispy fried chicken is one of the most popular comfort foods — and it’s equally enjoyed during all seasons, especially with an array of sides like coleslaw, corn and biscuits.

Fried chicken is so much a common thread in our shared food culture that in recent years fast food chains have vied for the attention of fans with trending menu items ranging from the Popeyes Spicy Chicken Sandwich to the Wendy’s spicy chicken nuggets.

Is it any surprise that this dish is so beloved that it gets its own holiday? National Fried Chicken Day is Tuesday,

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