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Ingredients
  Fryer chicken 4 Pound, cut up (2 In Number, 2 Pound Each)
  Butter/Margarine 4 Tablespoon (1/2 Stick)
  Onions 4 Medium, chopped to make 2 cups
  Salt 3 Teaspoon
  Ground ginger 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Paprika 1 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Stuffed green olives 7 Ounce, drained and sliced (1 Jar)
  All purpose flour 2 Tablespoon
  Parsley 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), chopped
  Lemon wedges 6 (Thin Ones)
Directions

MAKING
1. Clean the chicken pieces by washing them and pat dry. In a heavy kettle or Dutch oven add few chicken pieces at a time and brown them. Remove them from kettle.
2. Add onions into the drippings and saute them until translucent. Add ginger, salt, pepper, paprika and 1 cup of water. Spoon the chicken back and cover.
3. Simmer for about 45 minutes until the chicken turns soft. Baste several times using liquid.
4. While chicken cooks, add sliced olives in small saucepan and boil. Drain the olives and keep them hot for serving.
5. Take out the chicken from kettle using spoon, and maintain the hotness. Spoon the liquid into a 2-cup measure and allow it to stand for another minute until the fat skims to top. Spoon off the fat and dilute the liquid by adding more water to make the measure to 1 ½ cups. Return to kettle and keep on boiling.
6. In a cup, blend ¼ cup water and flour until they turn smooth. Add into the boiling liquid. Cook by stirring the mixture constantly, until the gravy thickens and boil for an additional minute.

SERVING
7. Before serving combine the bulgur with olives, and spoon it to the heated serving platter. Top it with chicken and sprinkled chopped parsley over it. Decorate it with lemon wedges, and put the petal in center. Team the chicken with gravy.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
African
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Simmering
Dish: 
Curry
Ingredient: 
Chicken
Interest: 
Everyday
Servings: 
8

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