This is an easy dish to experiment with Indian cooking, assuming it is not a family tradition already. I learned it from my sous chef Robbie J. at Keswick Hall.

Mario Brown
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Season chicken with thyme, kosher salt, and black pepper.

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  • Heat oil in a 5-quart Dutch oven over high heat. Place chicken pieces, skin-side down, in hot oil and cook until golden brown, 2 to 5 minutes. Transfer chicken to a plate; drain and discard oil.

  • Reduce heat to medium and add bacon to the Dutch oven. Cook and stir until bacon is browned and crispy, 7 to 10 minutes. Transfer bacon to a paper towel-lined plate. Chop into smaller pieces.

  • Cook and stir onion, celery, bell peppers, and garlic in the Dutch oven over medium heat until soft, about 10 minutes. Add chopped tomatoes, 3/4 cup reserved tomato liquid, currants, raisins, curry powder, butter, bay leaves, salt, and black pepper; bring to a simmer, reduce heat to medium-low, cover the Dutch oven with a lid, and simmer until sauce is thickened, about 30 minutes.

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

  • Return chicken to Dutch oven and spoon sauce over the top. Cover the Dutch oven with a lid.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until chicken is tender, about 1 hour. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the thigh, near the bone should read 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

  • Press 1/2 cup rice into a small bowl and invert onto a plate to remove. Set 2 pieces of chicken on rice and spoon sauce over the top. Repeat with remaining rice, chicken, and sauce. Garnish each with bacon, currants, peanuts, and parsley.

Nutrition Facts

783 calories; 62 g total fat; 106 mg cholesterol; 471 mg sodium. 28.9 g carbohydrates; 28.2 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (4)

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Rating: 4 stars
05/20/2015
This recipe is delicious. It is a little time consuming but well worth it. I went out and purchased all the ingredients the day that I made it so that everything would be very fresh. After putting the vegetables in the pan to cook and soften I had to add some tomato juice as there was not enough liquid in the can of tomatoes. I was so anxious to eat this beautiful meal that I totally forgot to top it with the peanuts currants and fresh parsley. Nevertheless it was awesome! There was quite a bit left overs so I will enjoy it again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/09/2018
I made it exactly the same but used drum sticks - it s what I had on hand... but I found it bland. Not sure what was missing or if it s just my palate. I have made other Curry s before with no problem. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/20/2015
This recipe is delicious. It is a little time consuming but well worth it. I went out and purchased all the ingredients the day that I made it so that everything would be very fresh. After putting the vegetables in the pan to cook and soften I had to add some tomato juice as there was not enough liquid in the can of tomatoes. I was so anxious to eat this beautiful meal that I totally forgot to top it with the peanuts currants and fresh parsley. Nevertheless it was awesome! There was quite a bit left overs so I will enjoy it again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/20/2015
This recipe is delicious. It is a little time consuming but well worth it. I went out and purchased all the ingredients the day that I made it so that everything would be very fresh. After putting the vegetables in the pan to cook and soften I had to add some tomato juice as there was not enough liquid in the can of tomatoes. I was so anxious to eat this beautiful meal that I totally forgot to top it with the peanuts currants and fresh parsley. Nevertheless it was awesome! There was quite a bit left overs so I will enjoy it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/08/2017
We really enjoyed this tasty recipe for dinner! It was chock-full of flavor and the textures were nice too. I did not use the canola oil choosing to start with the bacon. I used the rendered bacon fat to brown the chicken and to saute the vegetables. There was no mention of the cooked bacon in the instructions so I added it with the tomatoes. The only sub I did was cashews instead of peanuts personal choice. I also made Paleo Cauliflower Rice also from this site. Interesting and different way to prepare a whole chicken but the prep time takes nearly an hour to cut up everything so be aware of that. Thanks for getting me out of my comfort zone with this tasty recipe! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/09/2018
I made it exactly the same but used drum sticks - it s what I had on hand... but I found it bland. Not sure what was missing or if it s just my palate. I have made other Curry s before with no problem. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/04/2017
This is really delicious! Unexpectedly so!! Followed recipe exactly except I used chicken thighs instead of whole chicken and omitted the peanuts at the end. Family loved it!! thanks so much for posting! We are always looking for more ways to use curry powder and this is one of the more interesting ones! Read More