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Georgia Country Captain Recipe

Sunday, December 27, 2009

                                                        Georgia Country Captain Recipe

Georgia Country Captain Recipe Ingredients

to his Southern friends.
1 (5-pound) stewing chicken
2 quarts water
4 to 5 fresh sprigs thyme or marjoram
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 medium-sized onions, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced or pressed
1 green bell pepper, chopped
2 (16-ounce) cans whole tomatoes, or 1 quart home-canned
2 to 6 teaspoons curry powder
1 teaspoon each ground thyme, salt and sugar
1/8 teaspoon red (cayenne) pepper
1/2 cup dried currants
1 cup blanched whole almonds
Additional currants
Cooked brown or wild rice
Chopped peanuts
Shredded coconut
Chutney, purchased or homemade

Georgia Country Captain Recipe Cooking Tips

Place chicken in a large pot. Add water and fresh herb sprigs. Simmer, covered, 45
minutes to 1 hour or until chicken is tender. Remove from broth; strain broth. Return
broth to pot and boil down until it measure 3 cups. Remove and discard skin and bones
from chicken. Pull meat into large shreds; refrigerate. Preheat oven to 350F (175C). In a
large heavy skillet, heat oil. Add onions, garlic and green pepper. Saute about 5 minutes
or until soft. Add tomatoes with juice. Cook 5 minutes. Stir in curry powder, ground
thyme, salt, sugar, red pepper and 1/2 cup currants. Simmer 10 minutes. Add chicken.
Turn into a 3-quart casserole. Bake, uncovered, 45 minutes or until heated through.
Sprinkle with almonds and additional currants. Serve over cooked rice. Add chopped
peanuts, coconut and chutney to each individual serving. Makes 6 to 8 servings.
Note: As with many recipes where chicken is cooked and then boned, the work can be
done ahead in stages and the components of the dish assembled and reheated at serving
time Georgia Country Captain Recipe


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