By Chef PotPie on April 13, 2006
Photo by Marcasite Queen
Photo by Marcasite Queen
"This is the only recipe for Country Captain I've ever been truly happy with.It's for the slow-cooker, but there is more prep time to it than usual crockpot recipes. If you wish to make this, though, please don't skip any steps, as the subtle flavors combine to be so good. I adapted this from Cook's Country Magazine, (April, 2006). The dish has it's roots in India, and was carried to the Southern U.S. by British ship captains who sailed the spice routes in the 1700's. This is the way I made it, to my family's delight...and mine! I used my own Mango Chutney Laurel's Mango Chutney because I think it's better than Major Grey's, but you can substitute Major Grey's in a pinch. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!"
Serving Size: 1 (360 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
"I feel the cook time of 120 hours as posted above may be a bit excessive as I found I kept having to add liquid throughout the cooking process. Also, my slow cooker can only be programmed for up to 8 hours, so I found it a little inconvenient to have to reset it so often. After it was finished cooking, the chicken had taken on an almost powdery/pasty quality, so I can only give this recipe 4 stars. I will try adding more chicken broth next time."
"This was SOOOO delicious - the flavors come together so well! I was a little wary of the curry powder, but everything blended together, and the taste was incredible. Leftovers were even better the next day! Made for ZWT8."
"Wow! Where is the 10 star button when you need it! This was the hit of my family's tour of India. Everyone agreed it was the best dish at the table and we wanted to make it again - soon! Made it with Recipe #134246. Another wow. Sorry - I didn't realize the only picture I took of it was on the Thali plate, and it is gone. Thanks so much ChefPotPie!! Made for ZWT8 trip to India."
"I've made this chicken several times and it is terrific!!! I've made it exactly as is, I've made it with only 1 jar of chutney, I've made it with chicken breasts and every way its great!! The only thing I do different every time is that I cook it in a heavy pot on the stove rather than crockpot, it takes a couple hours, but is great for a Sunday meal! Thanks for the great recipe!"
"Wow! What a treat! I separated my chicken quarters into legs and thighs, skipped the green peppers for DH, used 4 large tomatoes diced instead of canned tomatoes and paste and used regular curry powder in the absence of Madras curry powder. I also used homemade mango chutney and didn't have coconutand almonds on hand so skipped them. This dish was great. I will definitely make this again when I have ALL of the ingredients on hand. Reviewed for ZWT4. Thanks for a keeper!"