Country Captain

If you’ve never heard of this, it’s probably because you don’t live in the South. This is completely, 100% Southern. What’s funny is– I have no idea why that’s so. I don’t really associate curry and cilantro with the South–but hey, I didn’t make this up. It’s usually got some bacon in it and served over rice, but for budget and time’s sake, I didn’t use bacon– I did, however, saute the chicken in bacon renderings. My favorite.  As you can see from the picture, we used drumsticks. I strongly advise you to follow the recipe below and use boneless chicken thighs (skinless, if you want) because drumsticks, as cheap as they may be, take forever + a lifetime to brown and cook through.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. boneless chicken thighs, skinless will work too
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 t garam masala
  • 1 t curry powder
  • 1/2 c raisins
  • 2 t fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 1 lime, juiced

Method

In a skillet, melt some fat over medium-high heat. Salt and pepper the chicken thighs. Sear them on both sides until browned and cooked through. Remove from the pan and place on your serving platter.

Add the diced onion, garam masala, curry powder and ginger to the saute pan. Saute until the onions are tender. Add the coconut milk, raisins and lime juice. Simmer for a few minutes. Spoon the sauce over the chicken thighs.

Top with fresh cilantro and sliced almonds.

Also

You will probably have leftover sauce. Here’s an idea to use it up…

To the remainder of the sauce, add 2 cups of chicken stock. Ta-da, you’ve made a coconut curry soup. Add leftover pulled chicken thighs or roughly dice up a pound of chicken breasts and add to the soup. Let the soup simmer on medium heat until the chicken is cooked through.

7 thoughts on “Country Captain

  1. Todd Stephens Reply

    Not to be a party pooper, but I’ve lived in Florida my entire life, and I’ve never heard of this. Looks tasty though.

    • MD Reply

      ooooh. Not to be a party pooper, but Florida ain’t “The South” ;-)

  2. Tasha Reply

    I’ve had this recipe bookmarked for months and have only just tried it tonight, I’ve seared the chicken lightly and then put it all in the oven in a big dish to let it get all gooey and awesome. It smells incredible, hoping this will be another to add to the list of Recipes From Health Bent I Eat Every Week!

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