Originally Posted by pacanis
I don't know. Maybe because it's breaded and fried/baked like chicken? Like in chicken fried steak? Or because it's on a stick so you can eat it like a drumstick?
Or you could be onto something...
DH loves city chicken. I had never heard of it, so looked it up. During the Depression, cities started banning the raising of chickens, so they cost more. Pork and beef were cheap, so they made pretend drumsticks with them and called it city chicken.
I have never seen prepared city chicken in a store, but my in-laws say it used to be available in grocery stores in the Detroit area, where we're from. DH said the skewers I used were too big lol. Next time I made them, I left the pork chops whole. It's much, MUCH easier to make that way.