Curried Braised Chicken

Curried Braised Chicken


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This is actually an American recipe sometimes called 'Country Captain' for some reason. it's a mild and fragrant chicken curry.

Serves: 4 

  • 2 kg chicken pieces
  • 2/3 cup plain flour
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups onion, diced
  • 1 green capsicum, diced
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 tin whole tomatoes with juice
  • 2/3 cup chicken stock
  • 2/3 cup raisins
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 3 cloves garlic, diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Preparation:25min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hour10min 

  1. Coat the chicken with the flour. Heat the butter in a heavy frypan and brown the chicken on all sides, working in batches. It should be about 4 minutes per side. Set the chicken aside.
  2. To the frypan, add onions, capsicum, curry, ginger, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg. Cook, stirring, 1 minute. Add tinned tomatoes, stock, raisins, lemon juice, sugar, garlic, thyme and salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Slightly crush the tomatoes with a wooden spoon, then return the chicken to the frypan and bring to a simmer. Lower heat, cover and simmer until chicken is done, about 20-30 minutes.

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