Country Captain Chicken( Cook's Country)
apple, banana, coconut and toasted almonds.
As we all know by now, Robin doesnt really like fruit. This is exactly why I made this dinner( I'm on a neverending quest to get her to eat more fruit). I also had everything on hand. Which was amazing in and of itself.
I received a trial issue of Cook's Country last week. I'm not that fond of it because it reminds me of those charity church cookbooks that are sold around here. I much prefer their sister publication, Cook's Illustrated. Nevertheless,I felt like cooking tonight, because I haven't cooked dinner much this week, as we relied on meals that we made at the Community Kitchen.
The original recipe calls for dark meat( and by now we know how much I hate that) and the crock pot. I had taken out boneless, skinless breasts this morning with no clue as to what to do with them.
I cubed up the chicken, dusted it with flour, s + p and then sauteed it. I removed it from the pan and then sauteed some chopped onion, garlic and orange peppers( I had them frozen). Then I added some chicken stock and some chopped tomatoes. Next came the spices. Curry powder( mild, paprika and thyme) and an entire jar of mango chutney goes in next. I cooked this for awhile to marry the flavors, then I added back the chicken and simmered it until the chicken was cooked thru. I made some basmati rice on the side. The article suggests the traditional accompaniments of chopped apple, banana,toasted almonds and coconut. Robin not so willingly put all the fruit on her plate and said " This is a good way to get me to eat fruit". She really, really liked it. That's good, because we'll be eating leftovers for lunch tomorrow.