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5 from 3 votes

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: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: African
Keyword: braised chicken
Servings: 4
Calories: 466kcal


  • 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 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large onion sliced
  • 1 tablespoon ginger fresh, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon ground
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom ground
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup chicken broth low sodium
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 3 tablespoon dates pitted, chopped
  • 3 tablespoon golden raisins


  • 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.


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


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