Chicken and Wild Rice

This has a deliciously distinctive Thanksgiving vibe.

2 tbs. olive oil
1 onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced or grated
1 tsp. ground turmeric
2 tsp. coriander seeds
2 tsp. cumin seeds
8 skinless, boneless chicken thighs
1 1/2 cups wild rice
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1 quart chicken stock

Heat the oven to 350°F.

Using a wide, shallow Dutch oven that has a lid, heat the oil and gently soften the onions, about 10 minutes. Stir in the garlic, turmeric, coriander seeds and cumin seeds.

Turn the heat up and add the chicken thighs. Seal on both sides (they will not brown). Season them, then stir in the rice and cranberries. Pour in the chicken stock, cover and transfer to the oven for 1 hour.

Remove the lid and cook 10-15 minutes more to reduce any stock. Check the seasonings and serve.

Serves 6