Beer Braised Chicken Thighs

I spent an eternity trying to figure out what to cook this week when I stumbled upon this recipe. Beer? Bacon? Mushrooms? Check! See my (easier and cheaper) rendition below:

  • Remove skin from three chicken thighs. Place in the bottom of greased 5 quart slow cooker.
  • Place one chopped white onion on top of braised
  • In medium skillet…
    • Fry six slices of chopped bacon.
    • Sprinkle with 1/2 cup of flour, cook for two minutes, scraping the bottom of the skillet.
    • Stir in one bottle of Guinness (Add more from second bottle if too thick. Drink remainder of second bottle.).
    • Pour on top of chicken and onions.
  • Add to slow cooker…
    • 16 ounces of baby bella mushrooms
    • 8 ounces of baby carrots
  • Whisk together…
    • 1 cup of chicken broth
    • Half a bulb of crushed garlic
    • Salt/pepper to taste
  • Cook on low 7-8 hours. Once cooked, stir in 1 cup of peas, allow to heat through before serving.

It never ceases to amaze me how chicken can just fall apart–in a tasty and tender way–in the slow cooker. This is a definite make-again, especially for one of these cold winter days I know is coming!


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