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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.

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  • Makes: 6 servings
  • Prep: 40 mins
  • Marinate: 2 hrs
  • Cook: 37 mins

Spicy Marinated Chicken in Onion Sauce

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

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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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