While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday.
Today will curry favor with spice lovers - January 12 is National Curried Chicken Day!
Perhaps the best way to enjoy this exotic, spicy chicken is by indulging in chicken curry. One thing is for sure, you know exactly where you stand with this practically named dish.
Curry powder, saffron, ginger, masala powder and other spices form the base of an aromatic sauce to blend in with the chicken. Depending on the culture or region, "chicken curry" and "curry chicken" are either the same or completely different. Adding chicken to the curry sauce is considered to be chicken curry, but curry chicken can mean dredging the chicken in curry powder before cooking. It's all in the details, people!
It also became a favorite of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and General George Patton when they enjoyed it during a dinner at Roosevelt's "Little White House" in Warm Springs, Georgia. After that, Country Captain Chicken became a staple in Southern cuisine.
Fix yourself a light and tasty curried chicken sauté, or take a nostalgic bite of heritage and history by cooking up some Country Captain Chicken. It's a dish fit for a president, and sea captains to boot.