National Chicken Cacciatore Day - October 15
Sun, Oct 15, 2023

National Chicken Cacciatore Day

Traditionally, National Chicken Cacciatore Day is celebrated on October 15th each year. This tasty dish can be enjoyed by both you and your family in the autumn period. Chicken has been used as a food source in the US for centuries, however, in this particular recipe, due to the large number of vegetables, it becomes a very nutritious option.


Chicken cacciatore is an Italian cuisine that was brought to the United States with the first settlers. “Cacciatore” in Italian means “hunter”, and the food “alla cacciatore” is food “cooked in the hunting style”, that is, with onions and herbs. Chicken cacciatore is typically served with spaghetti and wine as an aperitif.

This dish has been around since the 14th century and has seen many modifications and changes over time. For instance, in the USA it is often prepared with mushrooms and tomatoes, which were not included in the original recipe. It is also traditionally customary to use dark meat instead of white, as it is higher in fat content.

Fun facts

  • In the 1600s chicken curry was introduced to Anglo-Indian cuisine.
  • 1825 marked the first recorded chicken curry recipe in Britain.
  • 1911 saw the creation of the first fried chicken steak recipe.
  • Chicken cacciatore is usually cooked in the central part of Italy.
  • The original recipe for the traditional dish includes chicken, potatoes, beans, and baguettes.

How to take part

The ideal way to celebrate National Chicken Cacciatore Day is by visiting your favorite restaurant that serves the dish. You can also try to make it at home, as there is nothing particularly challenging about it – video recipes on the internet provide clear instructions on what ingredients to use and when to add them. You can post a photo of your finished dish on social media with the hashtag #ChickenCacciatoreDay.

When is National Chicken Cacciatore Day celebrated in 2023?

National Chicken Cacciatore Day is observed on October 15 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Sunday October 15 2023
Tuesday October 15 2024
Wednesday October 15 2025
Thursday October 15 2026