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National Curried Chicken Day

January 12

When is National Curried Chicken Day?

National Curried Chicken Day happens on Friday January 12, 2024.

National Curried Chicken Day: A Celebration of Global Flavors

The aromatic blend of spices, the tender chunks of chicken, and the rich, hearty sauce — these are the hallmarks of a dish celebrated across the United States on January 12th: National Curried Chicken Day. This day is set aside to honor a dish that has made its way into the hearts (and stomachs) of people worldwide, curried chicken.

Culinary Fusion at Its Best:

Curried chicken represents a melting pot of cultures and culinary traditions. Its roots extend from the Indian subcontinent, traveling through the Caribbean, reaching into Thai cuisine, and everywhere in between. Each culture brings its twist to the dish, from the fiery Jamaican curry to the milder, creamier versions found in European countries.

The Spice of Life:

One cannot discuss curried chicken without mentioning the spices that make it stand out — turmeric, cumin, coriander, and garam masala to name a few. These spices do more than just flavor the dish; they bring with them a multitude of health benefits and have been linked to anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

Cooking Celebrations:

On National Curried Chicken Day, cooking classes and online tutorials often pop up, inviting people to learn how to blend their own curry spices or to cook a traditional curried chicken dish from scratch. It’s a day for seasoned chefs and novices alike to share recipes and culinary tips.

Sharing the Warmth:

This day is also about community and sharing. Friends and families are encouraged to gather and share a meal, or better yet, to prepare the meal together, fostering a sense of togetherness and cultural appreciation.

National Curried Chicken Day isn’t just about indulging in a delicious meal; it’s an invitation to explore and appreciate the diversity of global cuisines. It’s a day to warm up with the comfort of a well-spiced dish and to remember that, just like the blend of spices in curry, diversity is something to be celebrated.

When does National Curried Chicken Day happen next year?

National Curried Chicken Day will happen on the following upcoming dates:

  • Sunday January 12, 2025
  • Monday January 12, 2026
  • Tuesday January 12, 2027
  • Wednesday January 12, 2028
  • Friday January 12, 2029


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