Recipe by Denise
"Chicken breasts slow cooked in beer and a variety of herbs."
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4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
salt and pepper to taste
1 (12 fluid ounce) can or bottle
fresh parsley, for garnish
I love this recipe. It was really easy and very unique. One of my kids was not sure he liked it but the other two loved it! I served it with mashed potatoes and corn. I had leftover chicken and potatoes, so I cut up the chicken and put it in a casserole dish with a can of mushroom soup, layered green beans (drained, canned) over the chicken and topped it with mashed potatoes then froze it for a future meal. The casserole w/ the leftover chicken was wonderful too!
First, if you are going to do this, use a decent beer. A macrobrew (Miller, Bud, etc) isn't the best choice for, well, much of anything. :)
I also skipped the broiling of the chicken.
I added some pearl onions and a can of Italian style stewed tomatoes. Some carrots or potatoes may have been a good idea, too.
I cooked a pair of frozen boneless chicken breasts and a pair of frozen bone-in thighs for about 6 hours on low. We added some corn starch to thicken it up and served it over mashed potatoes.
After this slow cook the breasts and thighs fell apart nicely. It was very tender.
When I do a dish like this again, I will probably just use chicken broth as a base, and perhaps add a little white wine. I will add some noodles and turn it into a stew.
I have to say that this was pretty good! The beer really worked, it didn't even really taste like beer!
I used 4 frozen (I didn't thaw, either) chicken breasts on the bone with skin, and I didn't broil them - although next time I will use garlic salt, pepper, and flour, and brown them in a pan.
As always, I added chicken broth (1/2 can this time) to cover the meat so it wouldn't dry up.
I used about 10 cloves of garlic crushed and chopped. I also sliced an onion and threw that on top of the chicken.
Also, I used 1 bottle of Pyramid Hefeweizen. Next time I will squeeze a couple of oranges into the crock to enhance the flavor.
Cooked on LOW for 10+ hours so the meat was a tad on the dry side. The soup/juice really helped though! Just pour it on!
It definitely didn't have enough salt, but the herbs made it really tasty! I served it with chicken and garlic rice-a-roni and sourdough bread. Next time I will have white rice and some veggies on the side. I will post an update after I've applied the modifications!
Imade this recipe for my family and also made a few changes after reading the reviews. I cut the sage to 1/2 tsp. Added 2 T. minced dried onion, 1 C. chicken broth, and a second 12 oz. beer. I did not brown the chicken first. I let the chicken cook for 8 hours starting from frozen, and I thnk I should have cut it back to 6. It was still a bit dry for my tastes. Adding the broth and second beer helped to keep it from drying out further. You definetely need to make sure the chicken is completely covered. As for the taste, if you like a unique flavor, try it. My daughter would not touch it after the first bite. You can definately taste the beer, so if you don't like it stay away. Overall it was alright, but I don't know how likely I will be to make it again.
The beer in this recipe gave my chicken such great flavor. Like the reviews said before, don't brown the chicken just throw it in frozen! I cooked mine on low for 6 hours. Perfectly moist. Add two bottles of beer and a can of chicken broth. I also added small creamer potatoes chopped up and onion. For seasonings I used one package of Good Seasons Italian plus the garlic it said. So the basic idea of this chicken is great so I guess you just add what you like!
I read the reviews before making the recipe, and saw that both people that do, and people that don't like beer liked the chicken. I don't like beer, but my husband dose. I thought this would work for the both of us. We both thought this was just gross. I'm not a picky eater and still had to throw it away.
This was an incredibly tasty and easy treat for us. Both my fiance and I love beer, and we thought the taste was great! Made lots of broth so it was easy to spoon onto leftovers later on. The chicken was soft and delicious and the spices gave it a great tang.
I JUST THREW EVERYTHING IN THE CROCKPOT AND LET IT GO...VERY BLAND..VERY DRY...
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Dee's Special Chicken
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 15
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