Newcastle Brown Ale Chicken

This is probably more of a winter dish…but sometimes comfort food is good in the summer as well. It was a bit chilly the other night so I decided to whip up something a little bit wintery. Normally I reserve using beer for lamb or beef, but this is surprisingly tasty.

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  • 3 chicken legs with thighs attached
  • 2 bottles of New Castle Brown ale
  • 1 onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 20 mushrooms
  • Olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh thyme

Dice the onion and garlic. Slice the mushrooms.

Put a little bit of olive oil in the bottom of a large pot and brown the chicken until the skin is a bit crispy. Remove the chicken from the pot and put it to the side. Reduce the heat to medium and add the 2 tablespoons of butter and the onion to the pot. Fry the onions until they are translucent and then add the mushrooms. Fry the mushrooms until they’re soft and return the chicken to the pot. Pour in the ale, add the garlic and the thyme. Stew the chicken for 20-25 minutes. Serve with a nice crusty bread to sop up the mess.

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  1. I saw some turkey stew meat on sale the other day, and remembered this recipe. I made it and it was lovely. Thanks!

  2. […] Newcastle Brown Ale Chicken – Great comfort food, almost like thick chunky chicken soup […]

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