National Curried Chicken Day

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

Although there are countless chicken curry variations around the globe, most recipes include ghee, ground turmeric, cumin, curry powder, ginger, garlic, chicken, onions, and some kind of pepper. This versatile dish can be sweet and savory, hot, or somewhere in between. It’s quite likely that this holiday will be enjoyed by people who want to add a little 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 many different facts about curry during our research. Check them out below so you can celebrate National Curried Chicken Day and have some facts to share with friends and family members.

  • The word “curry” is derived from the word “Kori,” a South-Asian term meaning cooked fish or meat.
  • The first curry restaurant in the United Kingdom opened in 1810 in London.
  • Currently, Chicken Naga is considered 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 Kari, or maybe Jamaican curried chicken is more to your taste. 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 take a picture of your preferred dish and post it to social media using the hashtag #NationalCurriedChickenDay.

When is it?
This year (2024)
January 12 Friday
Next year (2025)
January 12 Sunday
Last year (2023)
January 12 Thursday
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