Friday, October 2, 2009

Easy Company Chicken

I really thought that this recipe was one that my mom used to make for company, until she came to visit. I served it for dinner and she asked for the recipe. When I told her it was the Country Captain Chicken recipe I'd grown up eating she corrected me and said that it was a combination of 2 of her chicken recipes. Shocker, I'd remembered it just like this. So this is a combination of 2 of my favorite recipes from when I was growing up. Sometimes you just rewrite history.  You can make this on the stovetop or in a crockpot. I prefer to use thighs for this crockpot recipe because you can't overcook them and they don't get all dried out and for company, I don't have to worry about the meat being overdone even if a guest is running late. They're just more forgiving. I don't normally like thigh meat but it is perfect in this recipe

Easy Company Chicken Serves-  4

8 Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs or 4 boneless skinless breasts (You can also use bone in but take off the skin before throwing it into the pot.
2 cans of Stewed Tomatoes don't drain
1 TBS Curry Powder
Salt and pepper to taste
1 can of medium black olives, drained (Optional)
  • Take the chicken and salt and pepper both sides.
  • Place chicken in the bottom of a crockpot or medium size stock pot
  • Pour the stewed tomatoes over the chcken
  • Sprinkle the curry powder over the top
  • if you like olives dump in the drained olives. 
 Stovetop:- For chicken breasts, bring pot to a boil and then reduce heat to low and simmer for 25 to 30 minutes until the chicken is cooked through. For thighs, bring to a boil then reduce heat to low and simmer for up to 2 hours.

Crockpot- For chicken breasts, set crockpot to low and cook for 5 to 6 hours until the chicken is cooked through. For thighs, set to low and cook for 5 to 9  hours. 

Serve over rice.
Did you catch onto the fact that there are no olives int he photos? I didn't put olives in this batch because it was for a family dinner last night and my daughter isn't an olive fan.


Lee the Hot Flash Queen said...

That looks yummy! Black olives?? My kids will love this!

Deborah said...

This looks good! I don't like olives either, so I didn't even miss them!

La'Tonya Richardson said...

Mmmm, that sounds so good. I'm looking for recipes for next weeks menu. I'll let you know how it turns out!

Thanks for the follow, and of course, I'm returning the favor!

Debbie said...


Momma Such said...

Yummy! This is very similar to a recipe I posted the other day...Boneless chicken breasts, salsa with taco seasoning mixed in dumped on the chicken breasts and cooked in the crockpot...serve with sour cream on top...yummy! :)

kyslp said...

My kids won't eat olives or tomatoes but Hubs and I would like this. (Have you ever done this with chicken, salsa, and taco seasoning?)

I need to get out the crockpot again now that it's chilly.

blueviolet said...

That looks scrumptious!

yonca said...

Mmmm..looks delicious!The curry powder gives a great taste to chicken..

shopannies said...

sounds delicious and so easy love the family style recipe