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Pelau (Trinidadian Chicken and Black-Eyed Bean Pilaf)

3 tablespoons vegetable oil
3/4 cup granulated sugar, or brown sugar, packed
1 (2 1/2- to 3-pound) chicken, cut up
1 onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 1/2 cups pigeon peas or black-eyed beans, soaked overnight
2 cups rice
3 cups water
1 cup Coconut Milk
2 cups cubed Hubbard squash
2 carrots, chopped
1/4 cup chopped parsley
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 bunch green onions, including green tops, chopped
1/4 cup ketchup
3 tablespoons butter

In heavy pot or skillet over high heat, heat oil. Add sugar and
let caramelize until almost burned, stirring constantly. Add chicken
and stir until all pieces are coated with sugar.

Reduce heat to medium, add onion and garlic. Cook, stirring
constantly, 1 minute. Drain peas and add to pot. Add rice, water
and coconut milk. Reduce heat to low and simmer, covered, 30 minutes.

Add squash, carrots, parsley, thyme, green onions, ketchup and
butter and stir well. Cover and cook over medium heat until vegetables
are tender, 20 to 30 minutes. Makes 6 servings.

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