Spicy Marinated Chicken in Onion Sauce

This spicy chicken dish is served in African restaurants around the world. To cut the level of heat, leave out the jalapeno seeds.

Spicy Marinated Chicken in Onion Sauce
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Makes:
6 servings
Prep:
40 mins
Marinate:
2 hrs
Cook:
37 mins
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Spicy Marinated Chicken in Onion Sauce

Ingredients
3 1/2
pounds meaty chicken pieces
2
large onions, thinly sliced
2/3
cup water
1/3
cup lime juice or lemon juice
2
tablespoons olive oil
2
fresh jalapeno chile peppers, seeded (if desired) and finely chopped*
3
1
teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon ground black pepper
2
tablespoons olive oil
1/2
cup chicken broth
2
tablespoons cornstarch
2
tablespoons cold water
3
cups hot cooked couscous or rice

Directions

  1. Remove and discard skin from chicken. Mix onions, water, lime or lemon juice, the 2 tablespoons olive oil, jalapeno, garlic, thyme, salt, and black pepper in a resealable plastic bag set in a shallow dish. Add chicken. Seal bag and marinate chicken and onions in the refrigerator for 2 hours, turning the bag occasionally.
  2. Drain chicken, reserving marinade. Cook chicken, half at a time, in the 2 tablespoons hot oil in a Dutch oven until lightly browned, turning to brown evenly. Remove chicken; set aside. Repeat with remaining chicken. Drain fat. Return all chicken to Dutch oven.
  3. Add reserved marinade mixture and chicken broth. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 35 to 40 minutes or until chicken is tender and no longer pink.
  4. Transfer chicken to a serving bowl; keep warm. Measure juices; skim off fat. If necessary, add enough water to juices to equal 2 cups. Return the juices to the Dutch oven.
  5. Stir together the cornstarch and 2 tablespoons cold water in a small bowl. Stir cornstarch mixture into pan. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir for 2 minutes more. Pour sauce over chicken. Serve over hot cooked couscous or rice. Makes 6 to 8 servings.

From the Test Kitchen

*

Wear plastic gloves while preparing peppers; thoroughly wash your hands afterward.

Nutrition Facts

(Spicy Marinated Chicken in Onion Sauce)
    Per serving:
  • 412 kcal cal.,
  • 17 g fat
  • (3 g sat. fat,
  • 96 mg chol.,
  • 352 mg sodium,
  • 28 g carb.,
  • 2 g fiber,
  • 35 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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