Country Captain Chicken Recipe
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Country Captain Chicken Recipe

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The Southern side of my family originally came from Columbus, Georgia. Country Captain, is said that it has been served since the earliest American colonies were founded and originated in India. I know this recipe has been in my family for generations. —Sarah Mckenney, Taylors, South Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds bone-in chicken thighs
  • 1 pound bone-in chicken breast halves
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 medium onions, finely chopped
  • 2 medium green peppers, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1/4 cup dried currants or raisins
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Hot cooked rice
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted
  • Additional minced fresh parsley, optional

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Place chicken in a large bowl. Mix flour, 1 teaspoon salt and pepper; sprinkle over chicken and toss to coat. In a Dutch oven, heat oil over medium-high heat. Brown chicken in batches on all sides; remove from pan.
  2. Add onions, peppers and garlic to drippings; cook and stir over low heat until tender. Increase heat to medium-high. Add curry powder; cook and stir 1 minute longer. Stir in tomatoes, currants, parsley, thyme and remaining salt. Bring to a boil. Return chicken to pan.
  3. Bake, covered, 35-45 minutes or until chicken is tender. Skim fat. Serve chicken and sauce over rice; sprinkle with almonds and, if desired, additional parsley. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Country Captain Chicken in Taste of Home Recipes Across America 2013, p117

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Reviewed Jul. 15, 2014

I think with 3 pounds of chicken, this recipe would serve far mare than 4 people. Would you please correct this?

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Reviewed Jan. 23, 2014

Have just noticed this chicken recipe, one which I'll be making not too far from now. Also noticed you live in Taylors, SC, Lo and behold ~ my nephew and wife also live in Taylors, and my brother and wife live in Greer. Small world it seems. Thank you for sharing this recipe, Sarah.

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