Country Captain Chicken

This is a southern chicken curry dish with bacon, raisins, tomatoes and other vegetables. It’s a hearty stew with beautiful colours and flavours.

1 1/2 lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs
4 slices turkey bacon, diced
1 onion, diced
2 carrots, diced
2 celery stalks, diced
1 bell pepper, diced
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
2 tsp curry powder
1 can diced tomatoes
1 can crushed tomatoes
1 tsp sugar
1 cup chicken broth
1/4 cup raisins
1/4 cup sliced almonds
1/4 cup green onions, thinly sliced

In a large non-stick skillet, fry chicken over medium heat until browned. Place in a baking dish and keep them warmed in the oven. Fry the bacon pieces until browned, then place in the baking dish with the chicken. In the same skillet, saute the onion, carrots, celery, pepper and garlic until softened, about 3 minutes. Add salt, pepper and curry powder and cook for 1 minute. Add diced tomatoes, crushed tomatoes, sugar, and chicken broth. Turn heat to high and bring to boil, then reduce heat and simmer covered for 15 minutes. Add chicken, bacon, and raisins; simmer for another 5 minutes. Add more salt and pepper if necessary. Serve over rice if desired, and garnish with almonds and green onions.

I was watching Throwdown with Bobby Flay and he was challenging the Lee Bros and their Country Captain chicken recipe. I had never heard of Country Captain, but I thought I’d give it a shot, so I made my own version. I didn’t make it very spicy because my family doesn’t like it really hot, but if you do you can always adjust the amount of curry.
Tony and I thought this was yummy! Tony said it was a really good dinner. I served it with chapati bread (which I will share in another post) and all Cole wanted to eat was the bread. When I told him he had to eat some of his dinner first he had a big temper tantrum and spent dinner-time in his room. I honestly can’t remember if Bennett ate it or not, since Cole’s tantrum kind of overshadowed everything else. I miss the days when we had dinner without any screaming or whining. Aahh, those were good times.

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Welcome! I’m Megan.

My kids like to whine, especially when it comes to the food they eat, but that doesn’t stop me from trying to make tasty and healthy meals for them. Follow along as I share family-friendly recipes and reviews from my picky family members, who I lovingly call “The Whine Critics.” Read More…

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