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Beer-Braised Chicken

beer-braised chicken Entree
Beer-Braised Chicken
  • Prep 35 min
  • Total 1 hr 25 min
  • Servings 4

Use your favorite stout or dark ale for this beer-chicken recipe, best served with a side of mashed potatoes and roasted veggies for the ultimate comfort food.

Updated September 20, 2016

Ingredients

  • 2
    tablespoons butter
  • 1
    large onion, cut in half, thinly sliced (1 cup)
  • 4
    bone-in chicken thighs, skin removed
  • 4
    chicken drumsticks, skin removed
  • 3/4
    teaspoon salt
  • 1/4
    teaspoon pepper
  • 3/4
    cup stout or dark beer
  • 2
    tablespoons all-purpose flour

Steps

  • 1
    In 12-inch skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. Cook onion in butter 3 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until crisp-tender. Sprinkle all sides of chicken with salt and pepper. Add chicken to skillet; cook 4 to 6 minutes, turning once, until browned.
  • 2
    Pour beer around chicken. Heat to boiling; reduce heat to low. Cover; simmer 45 to 50 minutes or until juice of chicken is clear when thickest part is cut to bone (at least 165°F). Remove chicken from skillet; cover to keep warm.
  • 3
    In small bowl, mix flour and 1/4 cup hot cooking juices with whisk until smooth. Pour mixture into skillet; cook over medium heat 5 to 6 minutes, stirring constantly with whisk, until thickened and bubbly. Serve chicken with gravy.

  • If you don't like beer, substitute dry white wine or chicken broth instead.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
300
Calories from Fat
120
% Daily Value
Total Fat
13g
20%
Saturated Fat
6g
30%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
130mg
44%
Sodium
600mg
25%
Potassium
390mg
11%
Total Carbohydrate
8g
3%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
2g
Protein
36g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
2%
2%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 5 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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