Beer-Braised Chicken

Janis

By Janis | Updated January 24, 2024

Welcome to a delightful culinary journey where the robust flavors of beer meld harmoniously with tender chicken. This Beer-Braised Chicken recipe is designed to impress, offering a comforting and hearty dish perfect for any occasion.

Cooking Time

  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 45 minutes
  • Total time: 55 minutes

Serving Size

  • Serves 4 people

Ingredients

  • 4 large chicken thighs (skin on, bone-in)
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup of your favorite beer (lager or ale)
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2 carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 2 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley (for garnish)

Directions

  1. Prep the Chicken: Season the chicken thighs generously with salt and pepper.
  2. Brown the Chicken: In a large, heavy-bottomed skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the chicken, skin-side down, and cook until golden brown (about 5 minutes per side). Remove the chicken and set aside.
  3. Sauté the Vegetables: In the same skillet, add the onion and carrots. Cook until the onions are translucent (about 3 minutes). Add the garlic and cook for another minute.
  4. Deglaze: Pour in the beer and use a wooden spoon to scrape up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Allow it to simmer and reduce slightly (about 3 minutes).
  5. Braise: Return the chicken to the skillet. Add the chicken broth and thyme sprigs. Bring to a simmer, then reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook for 25-30 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and tender.
  6. Serve: Remove the thyme sprigs. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary. Garnish with chopped parsley before serving.

Nutritional Info (per serving)

NutrientAmount
Calories350 kcal
Protein25 g
Carbohydrates10 g
Fat20 g
Sodium300 mg
Fiber2 g

Indulge in the rich and savory flavors of this Beer-Braised Chicken, a dish that promises to be a crowd-pleaser at any table. Enjoy your culinary creation!