Combine onion, garlic, tomatoes, ham, and raisins. Reserve chicken neck and giblets for other uses; rinse chicken inside and out and pat dry. Tuck wingtips under; tie drumsticks together. Place chicken on top of onion mixture. Mix port, brandy, mustard and tomato paste; pour over chicken. Cover; cook at low setting until meat near thighbone is very tender when pierced (7½-8 hours)
Carefully lift chicken to rack of a broiler pan. Broil 4-6 inches below heat until golden brown (about 5 minutes). Transfer to warm platter; keep warm. Skim and discard fat from cooking liquid; blend in cornstarch mixture. Increase cooker heat setting to HIGH; cover and cook, stirring two or three times, until sauce is thickened (about 10 minutes). Stir in vinegar; season to taste.
To serve, garnish chicken with parsley sprigs and tomato wedges. Carve bird; top with some of sauce. Serve remaining sauce in gravy pitcher or bowl.
Sunset Crockery Cookbook
From Marie Campbell
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