I have been a foodie from childhood. Skipping hanging out working on cars, I stayed with my mother, learning how to cook, and how to make meal time an event. My calling was a chef, circumstances made me go in a different direction. Now I love food, cook all the time, and enjoy giving praise or slicing apart restaurants.
JB Floyd
From Saint Louis, US
Member Since Jan, 2014
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Recipe for Country Captain

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

Salt and freshly-ground black pepper to taste

8 chicken breast halves, boneless and skinless*

3 tablespoons vegetable oil

1 medium onion, coarsely-chopped

1 large red bell pepper, cored, seeded, and thinly sliced into 1/4-inch wide rings

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 (28-ounce) can plum or Roma tomatoes, crushed or 2 cups fresh chopped tomatoes

2 to 3 teaspoons curry powder or to taste

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon freshly-ground black pepper

1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

1/2 cup currants or raisins

1/2 cup toasted slivered almonds

Hot cooked long-grain rice

Preparation Method

In a shallow dish, combine flour, salt, and pepper. Roll chicken pieces in flour mixture to coat all sides.

In a large nonstick frying pan over medium heat, heat vegetable oil. Add chicken pieces and cook 5 minutes per side or until light brown. NOTE: Chicken should not be cooked through at this point.

Preheat oven to 200 degree F. Transfer chicken to an oven-proof dish and keep warm in the oven; reserving drippings in frying pan.

Reduce heat for the frying pan to medium low. To the pan drippings, add onion, bell pepper, and garlic; cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onions are transparent. Add tomatoes, curry powder, salt, pepper, and thyme; cover pan and simmer gently an additional 15 minutes. Add the browned chicken and currants or raisins; cover and simmer another 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the chicken is tender or until a meat thermometer registers an internal temperature of 165 degrees F (juices will run clear when cut with the tip of a knife).Remove from heat and transfer chicken to a deep platter. Spoon vegetables and sauce around the chicken and sprinkle with almonds. Serve with hot rice.

Country Captain
Prepration Time: 0 hrs 25 mins
Cook Time: 0 hrs 50 mins
Serves: 8 Persons
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