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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! | ethnicspoon.com
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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!

Course Main dish
Cuisine German
Keyword caramelized onion, easy chicken recipe, slow cooking with beer
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings: Change to adjust-> 6 servings
Calories 510 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs chicken thighs
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 1 onion medium,sliced
  • 4 oz pancetta diced
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 cups chicken stock
  • 12 oz beer (brown ale preferably)
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 1 dash nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp oregano dried
  • 2 Tbsp curly parsley chopped
  • 3 Tbsp thyme fresh

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl mix salt, pepper, nutmeg and oregano.
  2. Heat olive oil on medium heat in a braising pan and brown the chicken on both sides. Sprinkle with salt mixture. Remove from pan and set aside.

  3. In the same pan cook the onions until translucent. Sprinkle with the brown sugar. 

  4. Add the pancetta and continue to cook until the onions begin to turn brown and soft, about 15 minutes.  Continue stirring the onions and pancetta.

  5. Place the chicken back in the pan, add the chicken stock and the beer. Bring to a boil then turn down the heat.  Cover and cook for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes then and add in the thyme.

  6.  Uncover and cook for an additional 15 minutes or until the liquid has reduced by half. Toss in the parsley and serve.

Nutrition Facts
Beer Braised Chicken and Onions Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 510 Calories from Fat 333
% Daily Value*
Fat 37g57%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 161mg54%
Sodium 497mg22%
Potassium 459mg13%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 28g56%
Vitamin A 390IU8%
Vitamin C 8.7mg11%
Calcium 35mg4%
Iron 1.9mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.