Saturday, June 8, 2013

Rwandan chicken casserole



I have previously mentioned Share: The Cookbook That Celebrates Our Common Humanity, sales of which support Women for Women International.  If you are looking for a cookbook that is both beautiful and has something for everyone, this is it, and by buying it, you are supporting a very worthy cause. 

I have been enjoying cooking various recipes out of this book, and recently, I made Rwandan chicken casserole from p133 of the book.  This is a wonderful spicy casserole with a thick, rich sauce - just the kind of meal I love in the winter.  There are various very similar recipes on the Web, but to make this casserole, the recipe is as follows:

3 tbspns vegetable oil
1.5kg chicken pieces
1 thinly sliced onion
3 chopped tomatoes
2 sliced sticks celery
1 minced chilli
250-300ml chicken stock
salt and pepper

Brown the chicken in the hot oil in a large, deep fry pan.  Remove the chicken from the pan and set aside.  Add the onion to the pan and cook until soft and browned.  Return the chicken to the pan with the tomatoes, celery, chilli and salt and pepper to taste. Add the stock, bring the liquid to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer, covering the pan, for  30-40 minutes until the chicken is cooked through.  Serve the casserole over rice (or in my case, cous cous).

10 comments:

Kayte said...

That does look warm and comforting for winter. I like the idea of the spice in it!

yummychunklet said...

What a delicious looking chicken dinner!

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

This looks comforting yet totally doable too! :D

The Caked Crusader said...

I love chicken and how it is so soft and juicy cooked like this. Anything with chilli is a winner with me

cquek said...

i am hungry

Linda V @ Bubble and Sweet said...

It's bucketing down here, that looks like a great rainy day meal :)

Finla said...

Love caserol dishes i like this, it is always comforting.

Liz Berg said...

Sounds wonderful...and I think even the hubby would love this chick if I toned down the heat :)

Blond Duck said...

Sounds easy and delicious!

Guru Uru said...

How comforting and delicious :D

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Choc Chip Uru