Monday, April 8, 2013

Slow-Cooker Country Captain

Country Captain is an old Southern dish made up of chicken in a curry-spiced tomato sauce with onions, peppers, & raisins.  It’s a perfect dish for the crock pot.  The meat just falls off the bone and is great served over rice with garlic naan bread.

Country Captain

Serves 4

4 bone-in chicken thighs
S&P, to taste
1 T canola oil
1/2 onion, chopped
1 small green bell pepper, chopped
1 T curry powder
1 t turmeric (if you don’t have this handy, just leave it out)
1 t paprika
1/4 t cayenne pepper
1 14.5-oz can petite diced tomatoes
1/2 C chicken broth
1 bay leaf
Heaping 1/4 C raisins
Steamed rice for serving

Season the chicken thighs generously with S&P.  Heat the oil in a large skillet over med-high heat & cook chicken, skin side down 1st, for 5 minutes on each side.  Transfer to a plate & set aside. 

Remove all but 1 tablespoon of fat from skillet & cook onions & peppers for 5 minutes.  Add curry powder, paprika, & cayenne, mix well, and cook another minute.  Add the undrained tomatoes & broth; bring to a boil.  Stir in the bay leaf & raisins.

Remove the skin from the chicken thighs & place skinless thighs in crock pot.  Pour the tomato sauce over the chicken, cover, & cook on high for 4 hours.

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