Perfectly Fried Chicken without Frying

Growing up, without a doubt my favorite Sunday tradition had to be when Dad made fried chicken. It was the crispness of the skin, the amazing gravy and all the trimmings that made a down-home staple such a hit.

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Care to Guess What Day It Is?

Yep, it’s National Chicken Boy Day. I gotta tell you, I never had the opportunity to eat at his restaurant. In all my travels to Southern California, I’ve never seen the giant Chicken Boy and until recently, had never even known of him. But now that I know he exists, I find Chicken Boy strangely fascinating.

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National Chicken Boy Day and Southern Cooking

As I am checking my “National Date” calendar for any upcoming celebrations to inspire me, I came upon September 1 – National Chicken Boy Day. National what? Okay, this needed further investigation. What the heck is Chicken Boy?

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Buttermilk Pan-Fried Baked Chicken with Pan Gravy

On a beautiful Sunday, I wanted to serve up a real Southern meal – perfectly fried chicken, a mountain of fluffy mashed potatoes smothered in down-home pan gravy, sweet corn on the cob and fresh from the oven buttermilk biscuits. This was a supper that would make my Okie ancestors proud!

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