aruba chicken

6 Servings
2 tablespoons Olive oil
1 medium Onion, sliced
Fryer chicken, 3lbs cut into serving pieces
Smoked pork butt,
  (1 lb)cut into 1" cubes
Can(8oz)tomato paste
¼ cup Coconut, shredded
½ teaspoon Salt
  Crushed red pepper to taste
Whole cloves
Bay leaf
  I/2 ts thyme
2 pounds Sweet potatoes,pared,
  Cut into 1/2" slices
Bananas, sliced 3/4" thick
¼ cup Green onions, sliced
 5 min. Discard cheesecloth poultice. Arrange on a serving

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 salt.

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

platter and garnish with green onions and more coconut, if desired.

Serves 6.

From the recipe files of suzy@...

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