National Curried Chicken Day

National Curried Chicken Day

Abigail Holbert and Haven Tate

Each year on January 12th curried chicken lovers enthusiastically celebrate National Curried Chicken Day. They fill their dishes with variety of flavorful spices and serve them to their friends and family.

When making a true curried chicken, don’t reach for the curry powder. Instead stew the chicken in a sauce made from clarified butter onions, garlic, and a medley of spices such as cumin, coriander cinnamon, ginger, and turmeric. Other ingredients include chillies and tomatoes. Curry powder made its way in to recipes by way of Britain. Curry powder and recipes existed as early as 1700s but curried chicken and other curried meat recipes gained popularity during the British Raj beginning in 1858.

In parts of the United States curried chicken is a popular dish known as Country Captain, a stewed chicken dish that has been flavored with curry powder.

Invite guests to join you for this delicious dish. Any celebration is better when served to good company and joined with laughter.