Interesting Chicken Facts to Chew On During the Holidays

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There has been a health wave in the past couple of years that has us asking, “Where is our food coming from?” But, what about the other interesting facts? When you’re eating our delicious chicken, you might not be thinking about random chicken facts. But, we have. Here are some great ones to talk about next time you’re in the restaurant with your friends.

Chicken Facts

First up, the chicken is actually a domesticated fowl that is the subspecies of the red junglefowl.

There are more chickens on Earth than people. Crazy, right?

Chicken as a meat has been depicted as early as Babylonian carvings from around 600 BC.  

Not only is it the most popular poultry in the world, the consumption of it fiercely increased during WWII since there was a shortage of beef and pork.

Rhode Island made a chicken, the Rhode Island Red, the state’s official bird in 1954.

Afraid of chickens? Then you have Alektorophobia. 

Contact Dinah’s Chicken today to order your Thanksgiving Chicken dinner and all the fixings that come along with it.

Fried Chicken: The Easiest People-Pleasing Meal

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What is one of the best characteristics about fried chicken (besides the undeniable taste)? How about the fact that it’s the easiest meal to pick up for any family get-together, work potluck, or a late-night date with Netflix?

Nowadays, the average person is too busy to bother making an elaborate dinner once they come home from work. Forget getting another pizza with toppings no one can agree on. Fried chicken is the crunchy, mouth-watering meal that everyone deserves. Add to that the abundance of savory sides you can find here at Dinah’s, and you’ve got the best people-pleasing meal that anyone could offer.

If you want our advice, the weather is still great in LA. Take advantage of having a picnic just six minutes up the road at Griffith Park. Fried chicken, mac n’ cheese, pineapple slaw and blue skies. We don’t think life gets better than that.

Go ahead and relax. We’ve got your meal covered.  


The Fried Chicken Recipe: A Few Things You Didn’t Know

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The fried chicken recipe goes back pretttttttty far.

The idea for the fried chicken recipe may have originated as far back as the ancient Egyptian days. From there, it’s believed that the Scottish took over the idea and morphed the chicken into more of the recipe prevalent in America today.

The South put their twist and perfected it.

The fried chicken recipe reached full form in the American southwest. Specifically, a Virginia housewife named Mary Randolph was the first to actually publish the recipe in her cookbook.

The whole world loves it.

It’s not only America that has an intense love for this chicken. As a matter of fact, several countries have their own versions, like Korea and Guatemala. In areas of the world like the Caribbean, the Middle East, and West Africa, it is a major staple recipe that is loved and adored.

Fried chicken recipe

At Dinah’s Chicken, we think the fried chicken recipe and its history are pretty cool. That’s why we stick to the roots and offer an original Southern style recipe that honors the history of the delicious dish.

What Are The Best Fried Chicken Sides? Mystery Solved

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Okay, so it may not be quite as ancient as the mystery of the pyramids, but it’s pretty dang close. Since the dawn of time, essentially, people have begged the question: what are the ultimate sides to order with fried chicken? Even now, with the addition of waffles and other hip chicken trends, the mystery just gets deeper.

So let’s solve it. What exactly are the best fried chicken sides?

Very, very in-depth super scientific studies have shown that the best, customer-approved sides are the following:

  1. Mac and Cheese
  2. Coleslaw
  3. Potato salad
  4. Mashed potatoes
  5. Corn on the cob
  6. French fries

But we all know what the actual number one side is (if it can be called a side.)

And that’s classic gravy.

Best fried chicken sides.

Best fried chicken sides.

At Dinah’s Chicken, we take this scientific research super seriously. In fact, we offer the exact sides that customers love to pair with fried chicken.

And we always remember the gravy.

The Los Angeles Times Tells The Story of Dinah’s Fried Chicken Glendale

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We at Dinah’s Fried Chicken Glendale received some love in the Los Angeles Times. The article is “After more than 50 years, Dinah’s Chicken remains a Glendale icon.” We, of course, were very satisfried to find that our customers have loved us for as long as we have loved them! At Dinah’s, it’s our mission to always deliver the best quality comfort food. And to do this in an environment reminiscent of the 60s diner ease. That this has resonated with our customers is an honor, to say the least.

Dinah’s Fried Chicken Glendale

Dinah’s Fried Chicken Glendale

Our family business started as an idea hatched on a golf course in the 60s. It has grown before our eyes, and we’re more than happy that Dinah’s Fried Chicken Glendale has stayed in the family all these years. While our friends and customers have come and go through the years, our recipe and unwavering kindness will never change.

After all, if the Colonel had our recipe, he’d be a general. Visit Dinah’s Fried Chicken Glendale today.

Fried Chicken for the Family this Summer

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Southern California becomes a popular family-centric destination during the summer months. While trying to juggle the itinerary, prepare for the weather, and wrangle the children into action – sometimes food can take a backseat. With the multitude of options for lunch and dinner spots in LA, the choice can sometimes be overwhelming. However, we’re here to help – with a little thing called fried chicken.

Fried chicken is a family pleaser.

We think it’s highly likely that nearly everybody likes fried chicken. Everybody. It’s tasty. It’s easy. It’s messy fun. At Dinah’s Chicken, we think it’s the perfect meal for the family. Additionally, we pressure cook our chicken, meaning we use pressure frying instead of letting ridiculous amounts of oil seep into our crispy chicken. Therefore, you can make a conscious choice for lunch or dinner that’s delicious, quick, and actually crispy.

Fried chicken at Dinah's

Fried chicken at Dinah’s

Come one – come all! We’re a quick hop, skip, and a jump away from central LA. Of course, bring the kids.

Dinah’s Chicken Offers Quick Glendale Lunch for LA Tourists

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As summer creeps on in, Los Angeles (and we at Dinah’s Chicken) prepares for the annual tourist season. Seeking waves, sun, and 80-degree days, visitors from across the world will soon make their way to the City of Angels. What these tourists don’t know is that in addition to soaking up the beautiful weather that LA and the surrounding areas have to offer, they can also get some bomb. fried. chicken.

That’s where we come in.

We are a family restaurant owned and operated since 1967. Located just due east of the Hollywood Sign, Dinah’s Chicken offers an unmatched foodie experience in the heart of Glendale. We are nestled close enough to the Verdugo mountains for a quick lunch before a nature hike. We are just down the highway from the trendy Silverlake district for a day of thrift-shopping. And we are just over the hill from the Hollywood film studios in Burbank for a day of sightseeing.

Your itinerary is up to you. Leave lunch to Dinah’s Chicken.

Check out our menu here and stop in this summer.

Dinah's Chicken

Dinah’s Chicken

Which Came First? The Chicken or the Waffle?

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If you’ve ever been to the Deep South, then you’re probably familiar with a classic dish that combines sweet and savory flavors. Chicken and waffles, succulent fried chicken atop a homestyle-cooked waffle has been a southern staple.


At Dinah’s, any traditional dish that includes chicken is fine by us! We may be in California, but we’ve brought the winning duo to our restaurant. Come visit us for a plate of our delicious, fried chicken, paired with a flaky and golden waffle!

Home Cooked Chicken At the Speed of Light

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Mondays through Fridays are typically the average American’s busiest days, especially when it comes to meals. In between work, family and getting in enough hours of sleep, there just isn’t enough time in the day it seems to make a delicious meal. Take out is always an option but what if you’re really craving a home-cooked meal? Carry out home cooking? It’s possible!

Dinah’s Chicken servers up fried chicken that taste just like home. Dinah’s is the best place to eat in Glendale, California due to our succulent chicken, pineapple cole slaw and other amazing sides. Now, you can have Dinah’s delivered to your door in a jiffy. We’ve teamed up with UberEats and Postmates delivery services. Order our phenomenal fried chicken through these services for a home cooked meal delivered at the speed of light!

Celebrate National Fried Chicken Day!

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If you’re a big fried chicken lover like us, then you know that National Fried Chicken Day is almost upon us! Nobody can deny the succulent and crispy taste of a delicious bucket of chicken so why not grab a few friends or family members and celebrate the day with us!

On July 6th, you can get a bucket for a buck! No, this isn’t a joke. Dinah’s Chicken will be offering an 8 piece bucket of our juicy broasted chicken for only $1 when you purchase $20 or more per person. This offer is only available for take-out only.

Celebrate the day of chicken and don’t forget to order our signature sides, like our pineapple coleslaw or our cheesy and rich macaroni and cheese. Be sure to get in our free four wing promo as well. Use code FREEWINGS to score.