Cooking with beer is one of my passions. Beer braised chicken and onions recipe is perfect for fall.
It’ll fill your house with amazing aromas. I am drooling on the keyboard! Perfect for Oktoberfest.
You don’t need many ingredients.
Chicken, some herbs, bacon, and a couple of veggies. THAT’S IT!
I used chicken thighs. More flavor that white meat. You use beef or even turkey. As for the beer, brown ale is my choice.
Now for a history break:
Beer has been around for a VERY long time. It dates back to ancient Mesopotamia. The discovery of beer was a happy accident. Here’s what happened: someone left moistened grain to make gruel unattended for a couple of days. The result: a fizzy “beverage” that was both sweet and slightly inebriating.
How could this be? Well, it’ chemistry. Neighboring yeasts fermented the sugar in the grain and turned it into alcohol. Thus intended bread became BEER!
Enjoy your Oktoberfest with my beer braised chicken and onions recipe. Don’t forget to share the recipe with friends and family.
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Beer Braised Chicken and Onions Recipe
Tender and juicy beer braised herbed chicken. You can use chicken breast or thighs. You'll love this recipe and it will fill your house with a delicious aroma!
- In a small bowl mix salt, pepper, nutmeg and oregano.
Heat olive oil in a braising pan and brown the chicken on both sides. Sprinkle with salt mixture. Remove from pan and set aside.
In the same pan cook the onions until translucent. Sprinkle with the brown sugar.
Add the pancetta and continue to cook until the onions begin to turn brown and soft, about 30 minutes.
Add the chicken stock and the beer. Bring to a boil, then turn down the heat. Place the chicken back in the pan, and add in the thyme.
Cook for an additional 15 minutes. Toss in the parsley.