Slow-Cooker Country Captain Chicken
This Georgia chicken stew is traditionally garnished with toasted nuts, shredded coconut, and diced fresh fruit-and always served with rice. It should be tender and spicy, but a slow cooker can make the meat stringy and the sauce bland.
Why This Recipe Works
Browning chicken thighs with the skin on gave our Slow-Cooker Country Captain Chicken recipe a flavorful foundation, and removing the skin before braising kept the broth from turning greasy. Because the dish simmers so long, it was important to generously season the country captain chicken. To do this, we included a variety of bold flavorings and spices, such as curry powder and mango chutney.