MaxiMatic Elite Platinum Roaster Oven
My brother-in-law, Jim, is always throwing elaborate camp ground parties throughout the hot summer months. He usually attaches a wacky theme to these events and quite frankly they are as fun as they can be. There is always a great turn out, the corn hole games are always in full swing and the Karaoke competition is the highlight of the day.
But, in all fairness, it’s actually the great spread of food that accompanies Jim’s parties that draw the large crowd from all over the camp area. Over the years, Jim’s parties have become well known, and much anticipated, at the camp ground.
In the summer just passed however, Jim truly outdid himself with his last party. His “Gypsy Shindig.” It was a party to end all parties. Everyone had to dress like a gypsy and everyone had to bring a dish for ten that reminded them of a gypsy. It was hilarious! Since, in reality, there is no cuisine that is exclusive just to Gypsies! But that didn’t stop anyone from trying!
A Gypsy’s Favorite Meal
Jim decided to try and convince his guests that Chicken Cacciatore was every Gypsy’s favorite meal. No one really believed him, but it was a riot listening to his convincing tales. And the chicken was absolutely perfect!
Here’s the recipe in case you’d like to give it a try.
Set your roaster oven on 350 degrees, vent closed.
1/8 teaspoon old bay seasoning
Here’s what you do
In a large cast iron skillet, heat the olive oil to medium/high heat. Add the old bay to the flour and mix well. Now dip each thigh in the flour mixture, coating lightly. Put the chicken pieces in the pan and saute them until lightly browned (about 4/5 minutes on each side). Remove the chicken to your heated roaster oven.
In the same skillet, now add the bell peppers, mushrooms, onion and garlic, sauteing over medium heat for about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Add the chicken broth and simmer for 3 or 4 minutes. Add the tomatoes, juice and all, and the oregano, stirring well to combine.
Using a ladle, carefully pour the mixture over the chicken in the roaster. Sprinkle the top with the basil. Put the lid on the roaster, open the vent and cook for an hour and a half. This dish is great with rice. But then any Gypsy could tell you that!
Roaster Pro Approved
I personally love the buffet feature in this roaster and we have indeed used it often over the years. This roaster oven is a RoasterPro favorite and Jim approved!
(Because we affiliate with Amazon, you can check out all of the customer reviews for this four star product.) Or, you could just ask Jim at his next theme party. See you at the lake! Enjoy!