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Chicken in "tomato Sugar"

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“Adapted from Paul Prudhomme's Louisiana Tastes. Serve over rice or pasta.”
1hr 9mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine salt, cumin, garlic powder, mustard, onion powder, paprika, ground chipotles, cayenne, black pepper and white pepper.
  2. Sprinkle 4 teaspoons of seasoning mixture evenly over chicken, and rub in well.
  3. In a heavy 4-quart pot, heat vegetable oil over high heat until it just begins to smoke, 3-4 minutes.
  4. Add chicken in batches and cook, turning several times, until chicken is browned but not cooked, about 8 minutes per batch.
  5. Remove chicken and set aside.
  6. Add bell peppers, turnips, and remaining seasoning mixture.
  7. Cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables wilt and begin to brown, about 12 minutes.
  8. Add 1 cup of the tomato sauce and cook until sauce is dark and thick, vegetables are soft and brown, and mixture begins to stick a little, about 7 minutes. This is the "tomato sugar.".
  9. Add thyme and garlic and continue cooking until mixture is dry and sizzling.
  10. Stir in remaining tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, and stock.
  11. Return chicken and its juices to pot and bring just to a boil.
  12. Reduce heat to medium and simmer until chicken is cooked through, about 20-25 minutes.

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