Have you ever noticed how popular chicken is or you are looking for chicken near you? Of all the different types of meat, chicken is the most consumed and loved one. But have you ever wondered why that is? Chicken started being widely consumed over 10,000 years ago, and it kept gaining ground for different reasons. The main being the low cost of keeping and feeding chickens. But also the fact that no religion has restrictions against chicken meat.
In the fast food industry, chicken is served in different ways: nuggets, fried chicken, chicken burgers and more. The most popular chicken based fast food today is fried chicken, pieces of meat which have been floured and battered, and then deep fried, pan-fried or pressure fried. At the beginning this dish was very expensive, and to be enjoyed only in special occasions, but in the late 1900s and early 2000s it started being mass produced in fast food restaurants and the price dropped quickly.
The chicken burger was first introduced around 1964 by a fast food restaurant chain in order to give costumers an alternative to beef. It was quickly adopted by most of the other big chains.
Chicken based dishes can be enjoyed almost everywhere this days. Rarely will there be a restaurant which excludes them from its menu.