In this paper, a novel first-order delay differential equation capable of generating n-scroll chaotic attractor is presented. Hopf bifurcation of the introduced n-scroll chaotic system is analytically and numerically determined. The bifurcation diagram and Lyapunov spectrum of the system are calculated and the results show that the system has a chaotic regime in a wider parameter range. Furthermore, period-3 behavior has been observed on the system. Circuit realizations of two-, three-, four-, and five-scroll chaotic attractors are also presented.