National Curried Chicken Day

National Curried Chicken Day is a holiday that’s observed annually on January 12th and celebrates a delicious dish that’s popular not only across Asia but also in the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Although there are countless chicken curry variations across the globe, most recipes are made with ghee, ground turmeric, cumin, curry powder, ginger, garlic, chicken, onions, and some kind of pepper. This is a very versatile dish that can be sweet and savory, hot, or somewhere in between. So it’s quite likely that this holiday is going to be enjoyed by people who want to add a little bit of variety to their dinner table.

Spicy Facts About Curry

Let’s serve up a hot plate of curry facts, shall we? After all, we’ve come across a lot of different facts about curry during the course of our research. Check them out below so that you can celebrate National Curried Chicken Day and have some facts to throw around to friends and family members.

  • The word curry is derived from the word “Kori.” This is a South-Asian word that means cooked fish or meat.
  • The first curry restaurant in the United Kingdom opened up in 1810 in London.
  • Currently, Chicken Naga is the hottest curried chicken dish-according to experts.
  • In the UK, a special curried chicken salad was created for Queen Elizabeth II’s Coronation Banquet in 1953. It’s called Coronation Chicken.

Observing National Curried Chicken Day

National Curried Chicken Day can be observed simply by preparing, or buying, your favorite type of curried chicken. Perhaps you like to make a traditional chicken curry such as Murgh Kan, or maybe a Jamaican curried chicken is more to your tastes. Other types of curried chicken include chicken Tikka Masala, Murgh Rezala, Sali Marghi, and Chicken Xacuti.

Of course, there are about a hundred other chicken curry recipes, so do your research and choose the one you like. Once you’ve done that, you can then take a picture of your preferred dish and post it to social media using the hashtag #NationalCurriedChickenDay.

When is it?
This year (2023)
January 12 Thursday
Next year (2024)
January 12 Friday
Last year (2022)
January 12 Wednesday
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