Thursday, July 7, 2011


I came up with this recipe few years back. My grandmother used to cook it on top of the stove for about 2-3 hours. It's a very delicious recipe that I decided to change up a bit. She adds a cup of white wine to her recipe i decided well Why don't I add BEER? and I did. The rest is history is another favorite. I used my crock pot to finish cooking the chicken.

2 tablespoons olive oil 
1 teaspoon chopped fresh garlic
1 tablespoon Paprika
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 1/2 teaspoons , Rosemary  finely crushed( use fresh if possible, cut the 1/2 teaspoon if using dry).
1 teaspoon kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon Black pepper

1/2 teaspoon Garlic powder

10 bone-in chicken thighs ( skin removed)

1 1/2 pounds small red potatoes, halved
1 can dark beer( light beer would work too will be a lighter taste)
1 cup low sodium chicken broth
1 red pepper sliced
1 green pepper sliced
1 red onion sliced

1) Season the chicken with salt, pepper and place aside.
2) Take a skillet and add the 2 tablespoons of olive oil, brown the chicken on both sides 2 minutes or so on each side then remove and set aside. ( do not overcrowd with chicken otherwise it will steam not brown).
3) Add the peppers, the onion and garlic to the skillet until nice and caramelized remove from skillet.
4) Add the potatoes to the skillet along with the paprika, garlic powder, black pepper, salt, the sugar, 1/2 teaspoon of rosemary brown the potatoes, ( 2 minutes) then add  1/2 can of beer. Remember you are not cooking it all the way you just want create flavors. While you are doing this try to scrub bottom of pan as much as possible to remove the scrapings try not to break the potatoes.
4) Transfer the potatoes to the crock pot, place the chicken on top of the potatoes and the peppers and onions on top of the chicken along with juices from the skillet.
5) add the cup of chicken broth the rest of rosemary, the beer and tablespoon of Worcestershire.
6) cook on high for about 1 to 1 1/2 hour chicken will be falling of the bone.
7) Taste for seasonings

( the alcohol will evaporate leaving the nice depth of flavor from the beer).

Note: if you like you can use nice crusty bread to eat along side of it.

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