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A frequent running topic is “What are you making for dinner tonight?”. When my running partner, Suzanne, told me about the Country Captain that she made following a recipe from House Beautiful, it sounded so good that I knew that I would have to try it for myself.
This recipe takes a while to make and is worth every minute of kitchen time. It makes a lot (my pot was to the brim full), so you may consider making a half recipe or making the full recipe and freezing half for later.
Scroll down for a printable recipe.
I recommend reading through the recipe and assembling all of the ingredients before you start cooking.
Sausage is browned and set aside to drain.
Chicken is rinsed, patted dry, and then sprinkled with salt and pepper.
The chicken gets browned for three minutes per side, rests for five minutes, and then is cut into 1 1/2” chunks.
Chop the onion, celery, pepper, fresh ginger, and garlic prior to starting the recipe.
The onion is sautéed in butter until soft.
Then the celery, pepper, garlic, and ginger are added.
When the veggies are tender, the spices are added.
A 1/4 cup of flour is stirred in to coat every morsel.
The mixture thickens quickly after the tomatoes, wine, broth, and lemon juice are added.
The chicken, raisins, and toasted almonds go in the pot and the mixture simmers until the chicken is done.
The raisins and brown sugar add a touch of sweetness that balance the savory spices quite nicely.
The eating is going to be good at our house this week!