Chicken is a popular and versatile dish, which makes it a great choice for catering. It’s also a great option for kids and picky eaters, as well as large groups.

Known as one of the best and most popular soul foods in America, fried chicken has a long history, dating back to Scottish immigrant chicken frying methods combined with West African seasoning traditions. Today, fried chicken is not only an American classic but a staple in many cultures around the world.

Aside from its delicious flavor, fried chicken is also an excellent option for catering because it’s versatile and easy to prepare. Some chicken companies even offer trays or prepackaged meals to help you get your fried chicken on the table in no time.

The most efficient way to make your fried chicken the star of the meal is to order it in bulk and bring it out on a tray or platter to feed a crowd. This will keep everyone satisfied and reduce stress on your staff.

Another great fried chicken option is the classic chicken plate from Uptown’s homey seafood destination Frankie and Johnny’s, which includes a side of fries or potato salad and a half chicken. It’s a great choice for parties, as it’s the ideal combination of fried chicken and traditional New Orleans homestyle cooking.

In addition to the fried chicken aforementioned, it’s also worth mentioning that a basil-balsamic-glazed grilled chicken breast is an effective menu item. This spice-rubbed entrée can be made up to four hours ahead of time and grilled as the main course at your event.