East African Braised Chicken

1
Vickie Parks

By
@Northwestgal

This is a quick but delicious chicken dish from East Africa. The smell of all the warm spices in this recipe makes my home smell so warm and inviting every time I make it. And it's just as delicious as you might think when that wafting of spices tickles your nose. In east Africa, it's usually served with a flatbread, a nut- or citrus-flavored couscous salad and a serving of plain yogurt.

I usually make it with all chicken thighs (only because that's what my family prefers). But it works equally with a variety of different chicken pieces.

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Serves:
4
Prep:
25 Min
Cook:
1 Hr
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 8
    pieces of skin-on chicken pieces (you can use all the same pieces (all thighs, etc) or you can use a variety such as 2 breasts, 2 thighs, 2 wings and 2 drumsticks/legs)
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 1/2 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 3 c
    vertically sliced onions
  • 1 Tbsp
    fresh peeled ginger, chopped
  • 1 tsp
    curry powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground cardamom
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground red pepper flakes
  • 2 clove
    garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 c
    lowfat, low sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 c
    dry white wine
  • 3 Tbsp
    pitted dates, chopped
  • 3 Tbsp
    golden raisins

How to Make East African Braised Chicken

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Sprinkle chicken with salt and black pepper. Heat oil in an oven-proof Dutch oven placed over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook 4 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Remove the chicken from pan.
  3. 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.

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About East African Braised Chicken

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: African




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