How to make Beer-Braised chicken – easy recipe


How to make Beer-Braised chicken – easy recipe

Beer-Braised chicken is a classic, appetizing, and easy-to-make second course that, accompanied by a rich side dish of vegetables, baked potatoes, or sandy potatoes, is perfect for a dinner with family or friends.

It is particularly appreciated by children both because it is easy to prepare and because it is an inexpensive dish because the ingredients necessary for its realization are among the so-called poor foods. The important thing is that all the steps are followed to the letter to ensure that the chicken remains soft and juicy.

I experimented Beer-Braised chicken a while ago successfully, and since then I have been doing it very often because everyone really likes it! The beer in cooking loses its alcoholic part, giving the meat a very particular aroma and scent. Try the recipe for yourself, a chicken comes out with a delicious sauce, prepare some hot bread, because the “scarpetta” (as it is used in Italy) is a must!

If you love chicken also try the chicken cacciatore and the chicken with peppers, you will see how good they are!

A tip: do not use as beers, red or dark beers because the chicken could be too bitter.

Beer-Braised chicken
Beer-Braised chicken

Recipe Difficulty Level: easy Servings: 4


  • 1 kg (35.2 oz) of chicken thigh 
  • 340 ml (1⅓ cups plus 2 tbsp) of lager beer
  • 1 onion
  • A little bit of flour
  • Rosemary
  • A little bit of olive oil
  • Salt 
  • Black Pepper


Cut small slices of the onion and put it apart.

Flour the chicken and remove the flour in excess on the chicken.

In a pot, pour a thread of oil. Once the oil is hot, add the chicken.

Brown the chicken on both sides and add salt, black pepper, rosemary, and sliced onion.

Mix for a couple of minutes, then pour the lager beer and cook on high heat until the beer evaporates.

Low the heat, cover the mixture and cook for 40/45 minutes.

Turn the chicken after 20 minutes.

During the cooking, have a look at the mixture. If it’s too dry, then add some water. Conversely, if the mixture results too liquid, then high the heat to evaporate the water.

Serve the chicken with the sauce in the pot.

Enjoy your meal! Buon appetito!

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