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Paula Deen's Country Captain Chicken

Country Captain Chicken Paula Deen
A southern classic from the queen herself.
skill level
Easy
time
30-60min
servings
4
cost
$
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This classic Southern dish is easy to make and easier to eat!
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ingredients
  • 2 Tablespoons Vegetable oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Butter
  • 1 Whole chicken (3.5 lbs.). (Rinsed/patted dry/cut into 8 pieces)
  • Salt and black pepper
  • 1 Large yellow onion (chopped)
  • 1 Large green bell pepper (chopped)
  • 1 Clove garlic (chopped)
  • 1 Tablespoon Curry powder
  • 1 Can (28 oz) diced tomatoes
  • 1/3 Cup Dried currants
  • 3 Cups Cooked rice
  • 1/2 Cup Slivered almonds (toasted)
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  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350F.
  • 2
    2 Tablespoons Vegetable oil
    1 Tablespoon Butter 
    1 Whole chicken (3.5 lbs.). (Rinsed/patted dry/cut into 8 pieces)
    Salt and black pepper
    In a large ovenproof skillet, heat the oil and butter over medium-high heat. Lightly sprinkle the chicken all over with salt and black pepper. Add to the skillet, skin side down. Cook, turning once, until browned on both sides, about 8 minutes. Transfer the chicken to a plate.
  • 3
    1 Large yellow onion (chopped)
    1 Large green bell pepper (chopped) 
    1 Clove garlic (chopped)
    1 Tablespoon Curry powder 
    1 Can (28 oz) diced tomatoes
    1/3 Cup Dried currants 
    Add the onion and bell pepper to the skillet and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and curry powder and cook for 30 seconds, until fragrant. Add the tomatoes and currants and bring to a boil. Taste and add some salt and/or black pepper if you think it needs it. 
  • 4
    Return the chicken and any accumulated juices to the pan, skin side up, and transfer to the oven. Bake, uncovered, until the chicken is cooked through, about 40 minutes. 
  • 5
    3 Cups Cooked rice
    Cook the rice
  • 6
    1/2 Cup Slivered almonds (toasted) 
    Serve over the rice and sprinkle with the slivered almonds. 
 
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