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Chicken Curry IV (M, TNT)
Source: Unknown
Serves: 8

3 tablespoons olive or canola oil
1 large onion, finely chopped
1 or 2 garlic cloves, finely minced
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger or 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 cup water
About 4 pounds meaty chicken pieces, skin removed
About 2 to 2-1/2 pounds small red or white potatoes, peeled

To Serve (optional):
Hot, cooked rice

This dish can be made on top of the stove or in the oven.

For the stove, put the oil into a 6- to 8-quart Dutch oven or 12" wide deep skillet over medium heat, and sauté the onion and garlic until tender. Add the ginger, turmeric, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, salt, and pepper to the onions in the skillet, and stir to mix well. Then stir in the water, and bring the sauce to a boil.

Add the chicken and potatoes to the skillet and simmer, covered, turning the pieces occasionally, for about 40 minutes, or until all is cooked through. Remove the cover for the last few several minutes of cooking to thicken the sauce.

For the oven, grease well a large roasting pan or line it with heavy-duty aluminum foil, and place the chicken pieces and potatoes in it in one layer. Preheat the oven to 350F. Prepare the above onion-spice sauce in a skillet or medium saucepan.

Pour the heated sauce mixture over the chicken and potatoes, and gently turn them so that they are coated. Cover the pan with foil, and place it in a 350°F oven. Bake for 40 minutes; then remove the foil and baste the chicken and potatoes with sauce.

Continue baking, uncovered, basting and turning the chicken and potatoes occasionally, about 10 to 20 minutes longer, or until the chicken is cooked through and the potatoes are tender (but not mushy), and the sauce is thickened. If the sauce gets too dry before the end of the cooking period, add small amounts of water as needed. If necessary, adjust spices or seasonings before serving.

Posted by Ileana Argerich

Nutritional Info Per Serving: N/A