Curried Chicken Day - January 12
Fri, Jan 12, 2024

Curried Chicken Day

Curried Chicken Day is an American holiday dedicated to curried chicken. This dish is of Indian origin but has gained wide popularity in the US and around the world. The holiday is celebrated annually on January 12.


There is no exact information about the origin of Curried Chicken Day. Curry chicken is the most popular dish prepared with this spice. The classic Indian recipe for the dish is as follows: various spices are simply added to chicken stew in an onion and tomato based sauce.

In Western countries, curry is used. It is a mixture of spices, the main ingredient of which is crushed turmeric root.

Curry chicken is believed to have been introduced to the United States in the early 19th century when a British captain serving in India sailed to Georgia to rest. There he shared with his friends the recipe for this wonderful dish. In the 1850s, the dish spread throughout the United States and Britain.

The dish gained real popularity in the second half of the 20th century, after it was served in 1953 at the coronation ceremony of Queen Elizabeth II.

Interesting facts

  • According to scientists, eating curry dishes can reduce the likelihood of developing Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Curcumin has a strengthening effect on the immune system.
  • In the homeland of the seasoning (India), curry cannot be purchased in a store. This seasoning is prepared immediately before the preparation of the dish itself.

How to celebrate

Gather around the table on Curried Chicken Day and enjoy this dish. Celebrate the holiday with family or friends. If you do not want to spend time in the kitchen, then visit the restaurant, where you can enjoy perfectly cooked chicken curry from professional chefs.

Learn more about curry health benefits. Tell about the holiday on social networks, share the secrets of cooking.

When is Curried Chicken Day celebrated in 2024?

Curried Chicken Day is observed on January 12 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Friday January 12 2024
Sunday January 12 2025
Monday January 12 2026
Tuesday January 12 2027