30-Minute Country Captain
Country captain chicken is a classic Southern dish that blends tender braised chicken with green peppers, tomatoes, and curry powder. It’s an unlikely sounding combination that can taste great when well prepared. The problem is it takes time, typically an hour or more, to ensure the chicken is perfectly cooked. Could it be made faster?
Why This Recipe Works
In search of a shortcut that could put the classic country captain chicken recipe on the table in 30 minutes, we gave the chicken a head start by precooking it in the microwave. After trying a variety of powers and cooking times, we found the power and time combination that gave us what we were looking for: halfway cooked chicken that cooked through in the braising liquid in about 10 minutes. For the chicken itself, we most liked boneless, skinless chicken thighs, which were packed with flavor and had a very moist texture, for our country captain chicken recipe.