Recipe #2 was spicy braised African chicken. With this recipe, you use a tablespoon of olive oil. Put it in a skillet, along with salted chicken. You cook it for 5 minutes on each side, then put the chicken in a pot.
Then, you add two onions, which were sliced into rings. Cook them for 5-10 minutes, stirring frequently. The recipe tells you to add raisins, 1/2 tsp of curry, ginger, cardamom, and 1/4 tsp of cinnamon and cayenne pepper. Very spicy stuff, and um...stuff I didn't have. Oops. I added what I could, and you get spicy onions.
You put the flavored onions on the chicken, then add a cup of chicken broth and a half-cup of white wine. I didn't add wine, myself. You cook on low heat for an hour, then you uncover and simmer for 15 more minutes. Serve over couscous.
In the end, it tasted like...slightly flavored chicken. Not a lot of payoff, for such a long recipe, but then again, I didn't have some ingredients. Still, I'm just about ready to give up on chicken recipes. No matter what I do, it always ends up tasting like chicken that I dropped spices on, two minutes before serving. Next time, I'll skip the whole complicated setup and just dump random spices on. It will probably end up tasking the same!
The onions were the interesting part of the recipe, because they become stringy, thanks to how you cut them and heat them. I might try making onions like that again! I'd make them plain, though. That's better than super spicy.