Menu: A Southern Fried Chicken Dinner

A Southern Fried Chicken Dinner
A Southern Fried Chicken DinnerTodd Coleman/Ganda Suthivarakom

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Fresh-brewed iced tea gets a boost from gin and fresh fruit in this not-too-sweet cocktail.Helen Rosner

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  1. There are plenty of ways to dress up our favorite finger food, the deviled egg. Check out more ideas here »

  2. To save time, prepare the macaroni and cheese the day before and just pop it in the oven about 45 minutes before you're ready to eat. The okra soup, root beer cake, and tea can be made a day ahead of time as well.

  3. All this fried food weighing you down? Lighten up the fare with a collard greens salad instead of stewed cabbage and collards, or try one of our 20 refreshing summertime salads.

  4. For other fried chicken recipes, browse the collection.

  5. A staple in the south, layer cakes are a decadent ending to the perfect southern-style supper. See a gallery of layer cake recipes »