The Limitless Possibilities of Fried Chicken
In 1980, Americans consumed an estimated 48 pounds of chicken per person each year. This year, the National Chicken Council projects that figure will reach an astonishing 92 pounds.
By contrast, consumption of beef actually dropped significantly, from 77 to 56 pounds, during this same period. Our nation today consumes more chicken than any other single protein. The council noted that in 2015, the U.S. produced almost 9 billion broiler chickens.
That, needless to say, is a whole lot of bird.