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National Chicken Month


When is National Chicken Month?

National Chicken Month happens on Sunday September 1, 2024.

Get Clucky! It’s National Chicken Month!

Did you know that September is National Chicken Month? No, this isn’t some kind of poultry-based joke – it’s a real thing, and there’s no fowl play involved! This September, let’s celebrate one of America’s favorite proteins by cooking up some delicious chicken dishes. From classic comfort foods to international cuisine, chicken is a versatile ingredient that can be used in countless ways. Not sure where to start? Here are some ideas to get you started.

Easy Ideas for Busy Weeknights

One of the best things about chicken is that it cooks quickly, which makes it ideal for busy weeknight dinners. If you’re short on time but still want to enjoy a delicious, homemade meal, try one of these easy chicken dinners:

  • Tuscan-Style One-Pot Chicken: This one-pot wonder is packed with flavor thanks to a combination of sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, and spinach. Just dump everything into a pot, let it simmer, and dinner will be ready in no time!
  • 15-Minute Honey Garlic Chicken: This dish comes together in a flash and only dirties one pan in the process. Plus, the sweet and savory sauce is absolutely addictive.
  • Creamy Ranch Slow Cooker Chicken: Let your slow cooker do all the work with creamy ranch chicken. Simply toss everything in the Crock Pot before you head out for the day, and you’ll come home to a warm and satisfying meal.

International Flavors for Adventure Seekers

Looking to spice things up? These dinners will transport your taste buds to faraway places without ever leaving your kitchen. So sit back, relax, and let your taste buds take a trip around the world:
  • Malaysian Curry Laksa: This bold and flavorful soup features coconut milk, lemongrass, and a medley of spices. It’s perfect for chilly autumn nights!
  • Vietnamese Caramelized Five-Spice Chicken: Balance sweet, savory, and spicy flavors with this Vietnamese-inspired dish made with caramelized sugar and Chinese five-spice powder.
  • Peruvian Roasted Chicken Thighs with Green Sauce: influenced by Peru’s diverse culinary traditions, this dinner features zesty green sauce made from cilantro, jalapeƱo peppers, and lime juice.
  • Roasted Harissa Chicken Tabbouleh: Traditional tabbouleh gets a flavorful makeover with the addition of harissa – chicken thighs, hot pepper flakes, and mint.
No matter what your tastes are, there’s sure to be a chicken recipe out there for you. So get clucky this September and cook up something special for National Chicken Month!

When does National Chicken Month happen next year?

National Chicken Month will happen on the following upcoming dates:

  • Monday September 1, 2025
  • Tuesday September 1, 2026
  • Wednesday September 1, 2027
  • Friday September 1, 2028
  • Saturday September 1, 2029


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