Country Captain Chicken
Garam masala, curry powder, and fresh grated ginger give the chicken wonderful warming qualities.
- 6 chicken thighs, bone-in and skin-on
- 1 cup cold tap water
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1 tbls curry powder
- 1 tbls garam masala
- 1 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 2 slices bacon, diced
- 2 carrots, peeled and sliced into 1/4-inch thick pieces
- 2 yellow bell peppers, diced
- 1 onion, diced
- 3 cloves garlic, diced
- 1 can (28 oz) crushed tomatoes, with juice
- 2 tbls fresh grated ginger
- 2/3 cup slivered almonds, lightly toasted
- 2 cups cooked white rice
- 1/2 cup parsley, chopped
- Heat oven to 350° F. Place water in small saucepan and boil over high heat. Place raisins in small bowl; pour enough boiling water over just to cover raisins. Let stand. In another small bowl, combine curry powder, garam masala, salt and pepper. Reserve.
- In large, oven-proof skillet, cook bacon pieces over medium heat until golden brown, about 3 minutes. Remove with slotted spoon; place on paper towels and drain. Reserve 2 tablespoons bacon fat in skillet. Add chicken to skillet and brown over medium-high heat, turning. (Add excess bacon fat if pan becomes too dry.) Remove chicken thighs to plate and set aside.
- In same skillet, add carrots, bell peppers, onion and garlic; cook 6 minutes or until lightly softened. Add tomatoes, spice mixture, ginger, and raisins with the water. Simmer sauce to thicken, about 8 minutes. Place chicken thighs in sauce, skin-up. Tent skillet loosely with foil; transfer to middle rack of oven. Bake 20 minutes. Remove foil from skillet; cook the further thicken sauce, about 15 minutes more.
- Remove chicken from oven. Spoon rice on serving platter; top with chicken thighs and then with tomato sauce. Garnish with bacon pieces, almonds and parsley.
Calories from Fat 256 (48%)
(45%)Total Fat 29g
(34%)Saturated Fat 7g
Polyunsaturated Fat 6g
Monounsaturated Fat 14g
Total Carbohydrate 48g
(27%)Dietary Fiber 7g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
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