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Fried chicken is a popular Human food, made from the meat of a chicken, covered in a batter, and deep fried in oil.

In the early 2150s, the mess hall aboard the Enterprise served fried chicken. Charles Tucker III preferred the taste of fried chicken to meatloaf, but Malcolm Reed lamented its excess fat. (ENT novel: What Price Honor?)

In 2153, aboard the Eclipse, Tucker located supplies of fried chicken, sushi and hamburgers, but Hoshi Sato chose pizza. (ENT novel: Daedalus's Children)

In 2155, Tucker and Chef discussed the finer points of how to make fried chicken while waiting for Jonathan Archer to arrive. (ENT novel: Rosetta)

In 2267, Leonard McCoy considered Washington, D.C. of the 23rd century to be a tourist trap noted for overpriced fried chicken. (TOS novel: Ishmael)

In 2269, McCoy and Hikaru Sulu enjoyed a picnic on the Amusement Park planet that featured fried chicken, Boolean brandy and paté de foie gras sandwiches. Alice, the White Rabbit and a two-headed dragon joined them. (TAS episode & Log Three novelization: Once Upon a Planet)

Several times in 2269, McCoy ate fried chicken aboard the USS Enterprise. He favored the real thing over chicken produced by food slots. (TOS novels: Bloodthirst, The Cry of the Onlies, The Great Starship Race)

In 2270, an Enterprise psychiatrist shared fried chicken with the Scarecrow from The Wizard of Oz while on the Amusement Park Planet. (TOS - Strange New Worlds I short story: "The Girl Who Controlled Gene Kelly's Feet")

In 2285, James T. Kirk and McCoy ate fried chicken and mashed potatoes in Kirk's apartment in San Francisco while discussing the existence of Spock's son Zar. (TOS - The Yesterday Saga novel: Time for Yesterday)

In 2333 aboard the USS Stargazer, Andreas Nikolas suggested that he and Joe Caber get fried chicken or barbecued ribs in the ship's mess hall. Caber chose the ribs. (STA novel: Gauntlet)

In 2370, while holding the Bajoran terrorist Rizo prisoner, Lieutenant Jadzia Dax gave him some fried chicken. (DS9 novel: Antimatter)

Alternate realities

In 1937 of an alternate timeline created when McCoy saved the life of Edith Keeler, McCoy shared a dinner of fried chicken with Lynn Dickinson and Phil Dickinson in Hayden, South Carolina. McCoy and Lynn also shared fried chicken, collard greens and mashed potatoes in 1946 the evening they learned Phil had been killed in Ireland. (TOS - Crucible novel: Provenance of Shadows)

In 2264 of an alternate reality, the food slots aboard the Enterprise served fried chicken. Leonard McCoy ordered a platter with milk, then sat with first officer James T. Kirk in the recreation room. (ST - Myriad Universes novella: A Less Perfect Union)

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