Country Captain Chicken

A delicious chicken everyone will love.

[quicklook-recipe prep_time=”10 min” cook_time=”35 min” serves=”4″ details=”” ]

[ingredients-list title=”Ingredients” serving_size=””]

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (5 ounces each)
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1 1/3 cups canned crushed tomatoes


  • 1/4 cup dried apricots, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds


[step-list-wrapper title=”How to make it” time=”45 minutes”]
[step-item number=”1″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Heat oil in large nonstick Dutch oven over medium heat. Add chicken and sauté until golden brown, about 3 minutes a side. Transfer chicken to plate with tongs or slotted spoon.[/step-item]

[step-item number=”2″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Add onion and garlic to pan and cook until onion is tender, about 5 minutes.[/step-item]

[step-item number=”3″ image_url=”” title=”” ] Stir in curry powder and cook for 1 minute. Add tomatoes, apricots, salt, thyme, and pepper, and bring to a boil.[/step-item]

[step-item number=”4″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Return chicken (and any accumulated juices) to Dutch oven. Reduce to a simmer, cover, and cook until chicken is cooked through, about 20 minutes. (Recipe can be made ahead to this point and refrigerated. Reheat in 325°F oven.) Serve sprinkled with almonds.[/step-item]


[factoid]Country Captain Chicken is now considered an American dish, but it is likely named for a British army captain who first brought curry seasonings from India to his home port.[/factoid]

[nutrition-info calories=”258″ calories_fat=”” fat=”8g” sat_fat=”1g” choles=”82mg” sodium=”431mg” carbs=”12g” sugars=”” protein=”35g” fiber=”3g”]


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