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Curried Chicken With Chutney And Raisins

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Ingredients
  Chicken 3 Pound, skinned and cut into serving pieces (1 Whole)
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Freshly ground black pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Cornmeal 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Safflower oil 3 Tablespoon
  Onion 1 , finely chopped
  Carrot 1 , finely chopped
  Green pepper 1⁄2 Small, finely chopped
  Garlic 3 Clove (15 gm), finely chopped
  Tomatoes 3⁄4 Pound, peeled, seeded and coarsely chopped, with juice reserved (Preferably The Italian Plum Variety)
  Unsalted chicken stock 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Curry powder 1 Tablespoon
  Mango chutney 2 Teaspoon
  Bay leaf 1
  Dark raisins 1 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Golden raisins 1 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Sesame seeds 1 Tablespoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1. On a platter, season the chicken pieces with salt and pepper.
2. Dredge the pieces with corn meal so that they are lightly coated. Keep aside until cooking time.
3. Preheat the oven to 350° F.

MAKING
4. In a large Dutch Over or a casserole, heat 2 tablespoons of oil over a medium flame.
5. When the oil is hot, arrange the coated chicken pieces in a single layer and cook for 2 minutes on each side so that they are lightly browned.
6. Remove the chicken pieces onto a platter and keep aside.
7. In the same casserole, heat the remaining tablespoon of oil.
8. Add the onion, carrot and green pepper and sauté for 1-2 minute.
9. To this, add the garlic and sauté for 30 seconds more.
10. Add in the tomatoes, their reserved juice and the stock. Stir to blend.
11. Mix in the curry powder, chutney, bay leaf and 1 tablespoon each of raisins.
12. Return the chicken to the casserole and bring the liquid to a simmer.

FINALIZING
13. Cover the casserole with its lid and transfer it to the preheated oven and bake for 10 minutes.
14. In the meanwhile, on a baking tray or pie pie, toast the sesame seeds by placing in the oven for 10 minutes.
15. Remove the sesame seeds and check the chicken breasts for doneness. If cooked, transfer the breast pieces to a warm platter, cover with foil and keep aside.
16. Continue bake the other chicken pieces for 5-10 minutes more until tender.

SERVING
17. Remove the casserole from the oven and uncover.
18. Using a slotted spoon, remove the chicken pieces to the platter with the breast portions.
19. Spoon the sauce over the chicken.
20. Generously sprinkle the toasted sesame seeds and the remaining raisins over the chicken pieces.
21. Serve chicken with steamed rice or couscous.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Baked
Ingredient: 
Chicken
Interest: 
Healthy
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
60 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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