Slow-Cooker Country Captain Chicken
Total TimePrep: 20 min. Cook: 3-1/2 hours
After looking at other recipes for Country Captain chicken (which I've been wanting to try), I used bone-in skin-on chicken (more flavorful), which I browned before adding the other ingredients. I left out the brown sugar, reduced the amount of raisins, and also reduced the spices slightly as I was afraid they would overpower the dish. My picky family actually liked it but I felt it was just so-so.
Easy to prep and make. Beautiful blend of seasonings. First time I made this I followed the recipe. Second time I add extra garlic and seasoned the chicken with salt and pepper before adding to my Instapot. It's still missing something. That Oooopf that makes a dish memorable. Next time I will double the curry and garlic, leave out the brown sugar because you don't need both brown sugar and raisins to make this dish sweet and savory, and also add a splash of cider vinegar to help round out the flavors. I think the addition of an acid would help bring all the flavors together.
i have a recipe that calls for a whole chicken cut up and cooked in dutch oven on stove and it came out delicious. slow cooking this won t taste as good. sauteeing in butter and oil at the start makes for wonder flavors.
Made 11/15/20 according to recipe. Did not like. Will not make again.
This smells great when it’s cooking, but tastes less exciting. If I make this again, I will prepare an additional spice broth to add before serving.
This recipe is amazing good, very interesting flavors, and will prepare again and again. Especially nice to serve friends and surprise them with the flavors. I actually used a whole chicken, not pieces. Used regular raisins. I served with rice with fresh grown carrots, salt and white pepper.
My husband and I enjoyed this dish very much. In fact, I’m already looking forward to leftovers! I used all ingredients as suggested, adding a little salt and 1/4 c. cream before serving over brown rice. My husband suggested topping it with a few cashews. I will make this again.
I just made this recipe in the instant pot; didn't have enough time for the crock pot, but it turned out great. My family gave effusive credit to the chef (me) and I give kudo's to whomever developed this recipe. I think it's perfect for company as well as family. I also used drumstick as that is what I had on hand. It was served over mashed potatoes with green beans for a side. Will definitely be a keeper. Thanks S. Banfield for sharing.
Grew up with this recipe. Was in our Joy of Cooking form the 1960's. Our version did not have cinnamon or tomatoes, so I omitted. We also added chopped green apples and unsweetened coconut at the end. I doubled the curry powder as we like a strong curry. So good and lots of memories. Thanks for the reminder. If I do this again Would add eggplant, as I love curried eggplant.
Excellent recipe! Substituted shrimp for the chicken, and left out the peppers, cinnamon and raisins.