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East African Braised Chicken

This East African Braised Chicken is a traditional African dish. This aromatic chicken is braised in chicken broth, white wine, dates and golden raisins. Indian spices combined with traditional African braising techniques results in a spectacular chicken dish.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time1 hr 20 mins
Total Time1 hr 45 mins
Course: Main Course
Servings: 4
Calories: 466
Author: Joanna Cismaru

Ingredients

  • 1 chicken breast with skin and bone, cut in half
  • 2 chicken drumsticks
  • 2 chicken wings
  • 2 chicken thighs with skin and bones
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion sliced
  • 1 tbsp ginger fresh, chopped
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon ground
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom ground
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth low sodium
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 3 tbsp dates pitted, chopped
  • 3 tbsp golden raisins

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 F degrees.
  • Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. Heat a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add chicken; cook 4 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Remove chicken from pan and set aside.
  • Add onion to the pan and reduce heat to medium-low. Cook for 10 minutes, stirring frequently. The onion will begin to caramelize. After 10 minutes, add ginger, curry powder, cinnamon, cardamom, red pepper and garlic. Stir in the chicken broth and white wine. Add chicken back to pan and add the dates and golden raisins. Stir gently and bring to a boil. Cover and bake at 350 for 1 hour.

Notes

Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.
 
Recipe adapted from Global Kitchen

Nutrition

Calories: 466kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 137mg | Sodium: 436mg | Potassium: 608mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 185IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 1.9mg