Fruited Chicken Ragoût

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Ingredients

6 skinned and boned chicken breast halves
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper
1/4 cup vegetable oil, divided
1 medium onion, cut into thin wedges
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup dried apple rings, finely chopped
1/2 cup dried cranberries
2 cups chicken broth
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice

Preparation

Place chicken breast halves between two sheets of heavy-duty plastic wrap, and flatten to 1/4" thickness, using a meat mallet or rolling pin.

Combine flour, salt, and red pepper in a shallow dish; dredge chicken in mixture, shaking off excess.

Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until hot; add half of chicken, and brown on both sides. Remove from skillet, and set aside. Repeat procedure with remaining 2 tablespoons oil and chicken.

Place half of chicken in bottom of a 3 1/2- or 4-quart electric slow cooker; top with onion, garlic, dried apple, and dried cranberries. Top with remaining chicken. Combine chicken broth and allspice; pour over chicken.

Cover and cook on HIGH setting for 2 1/2 to 3 hours. Or cook on HIGH setting for 1 hour; reduce heat and cook on LOW 4 to 4 1/2 hours. Serve with hot cooked rice, if desired.

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Christmas with Southern Living 1999

January 1999