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Summer is a great time to gather your crew, tuck a napkin in your shirt and share some fun meals — and there’s no better food to enjoy together than fried chicken. Whether it’s light meat, dark meat, a wing, breast or thigh, we can’t get enough of this finger-licking good treat. Typically made from from floured or battered broiler chickens (those raised for meat production), fried chicken can be pan fried, deep fried, or pressure fried to crispy perfection and seasoned with everything from garlic powder and cayenne to paprika, salt and pepper.

Often regarded as an all-American favorite, it may be surprising to find out that its roots come from the other side of the pond. Fritters (battered or breaded bits of meat or other items) have existed in Europe since the Middle Ages. Scots traditionally deep fried their chickens in fat, and it was Scottish immigrants who brought their chicken recipe to America in the 1700’s, giving us the satisfyingly delicious dish we know and love today.

Here are 13 fried chicken dishes we can’t keep our hands off of!