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East African Braised Chicken

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East African Braised Chicken

The Indian spice trade carried curry throughout East Africa. Popular curry dishes like this aromatic chicken braised in broth with dates and raisins also combines traditional African braising techniques. To save money, start with a whole bird (3 to 4 pounds), and remove the bone-in breasts, thighs, and drumsticks yourself.

  • 2 chicken breast halves (about 3/4 pound), skinned
  • 2 chicken thighs (about 1/2 pound), skinned
  • 2 chicken drumsticks (about 1/2 pound), skinned
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 cups vertically sliced onion
  • 1 tablespoon chopped peeled fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 2 large garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 3 tablespoons chopped pitted dates
  • 3 tablespoons golden raisins

Preheat oven to 350°.

Sprinkle chicken with salt and black pepper. Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook 4 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Remove the chicken from pan.

Add the onion to pan; reduce heat to medium-low, and cook for 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Add the ginger and next 5 ingredients (ginger through garlic); cook for 1 minute. Stir in chicken, broth, and the remaining ingredients, and bring to a boil. Cover and bake at 350° for 1 hour.

Deji Ashade
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