A simple but flavorful chicken baked in a curry marinade
My mom very nicely gifted me a recipe book when she was last here. I was so happy. This book is from one of my favorite restaurants in Tobago. Thumbing through it really made me homesick, and miss going there to experience the fresh and tasty food. I wasted no time in diving in to try the recipes.
The book is from one of the co-owners of Kariwak Village which is a small holistic hotel, very aptly located in a tropical garden. When you walk into Kariwak it feels like you are in a different world. Calming and comfortable. I have never actually stayed at the hotel itself but have been a regular visitor to their restaurant.
The hotel is owned by the Clovis', who happen to be parents of one of my high school classmates, Mykl. Her mom Cynthia, as she mentioned in the Intro of the book "realized that feeding people were important to her" and she does that amazingly well at the restaurant. If I remember well, everything is made from scratch with the majority of the produce coming from the hotel's garden.
"Nutritionally balanced meals that are tasty and aesthetically pleasing", was her goal and this chicken did not fall short, especially of the tasty part.
Soaking this for a couple hours to overnight makes this chicken juicy and flavorful.
You can use any chicken that you have. I found that thighs worked really really good (boned or deboned). Chicken breasts would also be good.
This was a nice change from my regular Trinidad curry chicken that I live on. Even though there was no burning of curry, this baked chicken still had a great curry flavor and didn't require me standing over my stove.
It's so full of flavor, not much else is needed with it. It doesn't make that much "gravy" so I easily paired it with my sauteed asparagus and had a great meal.
This has been added to my top list of things to do with chicken in my house. I love that it has curry in it (cause i'm 100% a curry lover), and I love that it is really a set it and come back to it and it's done kind of meal.
So dive in a take a try of Kariwak's curry baked chicken. Or you are free to head to Tobago and find the source.
Curry Baked Chicken
Prep Time: 2 hour
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Keywords: bake entree chicken Christmas Thanksgiving Caribbean
Ingredients (Serves 4)
- 4 chicken thighs,
- 1/2 cup sherry
- 3 tbsp butter
- 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp dry mustard
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp dry oregano
- 1 tsp curry powder
- 1 tsp pepper sauce
Place cleaned chicken in a bowl that can hold marinade
Combine all ingredients together in a sauce pan and bring to a boil
Simmer and add to chicken
Allow chicken to marinate for atleast 2 hours (can go overnight)
Heat oven to 350
Take chicken out of bowl and bake for 35 - 40 minutes
Baste chicken with left over marinade at least 3 times during baking.
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