Aruba Chicken Recipe
2 tbsp olive oil
1 medium onion, sliced
1 fryer chicken, 3lbs cut into servin, g pieces
1 smoked pork butt,
1 (1 lb)cut into 1 cubes
1 can(8oz)tomato paste
1/4 cup coconut, shredded
1/2 tsp salt
1 crushed red pepper to taste
4 whole cloves
1 bay leaf
1 i/2 ts thyme
2 lb sweet potatoes,pared,
1 cut into 1/2 slices
2 bananas, sliced 3/4 thick
1/4 cup green onions, sliced
Heat oil in a heavy Dutch oven and saute onion about 5 minutes until
golden, stirring frequently. Remove From pan. Add chicken, half at a
time, and brown on all sides (adding more oil if needed). Return
onion to pan and add pork Stir in water, tomato sauce, coconut and
Tie pepper, cloves, bay leaf and thyme into a small cheesecloth square
(poultice) and add to stew. Bring to a boil, lower heat and simmer
For 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add sweet potatoes and simmer
covered For 35 to 40 minutes longer, or until sweet potatoes are
tender. Taste for seasonings and correct if necessary. Add bananas
and cook for an additional
5 min. Discard cheesecloth poultice. Arrange on a serving
platter and garnish with green onions and more coconut, if desired.
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