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“Ahhh, the Mediterranean cruise! The azure sea....and if you close your eyes, you can almost taste the food. This recipe showcases some of the wonderful ingredients found throughout the Mediterranean region.”
READY IN:
6hrs 20mins
SERVES:
3
UNITS:
US

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Directions

  1. Shake chicken thighs in a plastic bag with flour, salt and pepper. Keep unused flour in the bag.
  2. With a medium heat, saute chopped bacon in 2 T olive oil until lightly browned in a frying pan. Remove bacon pieces and place in a crock pot. Keep oil in the pan.
  3. Saute chicken pieces in the same frying pan 3 minutes each side until lightly browned. Do not overcook. Remove chicken pieces and place in a crock pot.
  4. In the same frying pan, saute leek, green pepper, celery, and garlic for 2-3 minutes. Add remaining flour from the bag. Saute 2 more minutes. Place the mixture into the crock pot.
  5. Add sliced green olives, diced tomatoes and green chilies (Rotel tomatoes), canned fire roasted tomatoes or canned chopped tomatoes, lager beer, basil, paprika, sugar, 1 tsp salt, and Parmesan cheese.
  6. With a microplane grater or grater, grate 1/2 orange peel into the crock pot. Pare and section oranges and place the sectioned oranges into the crock pot.
  7. Cover the crock pot. Cook for 4 hours on medium heat (I'm using a slow cooker and the heat is higher). With regular crock, cook for 6 hours.
  8. Skim any fat floating on the surface.
  9. Serve over cooked white rice or simply serve with crusty well buttered country bread.

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