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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Beer Braised Chicken and Onions



I had a very busy day planned and wanted to get a jump on that night's dinner.

My slow cooker made an appearance.

Not wanting a trip to the grocery store I studied my pantry and fridge and came up with Beer Braised Chicken and Onions...a "Chicken Carbonnade".

Light Beer was used and not one single drop of oil was needed for this recipe!

Don't let the amount of onions scare you away. Most of the onions and carrots "Melt and meld" into the dish.


The results were wonderful! The chicken was tender and moist. The sauce, (gravy, here in Georgia) was scrumptious. I served the dish on rice and the rice absorbed the flavors and aroma very well.

Beer in the slow cooker does give off a hmm beer smell. One son came into the house and asked me if I was making beer! HaHa.

When I told my youngest son, rooster that he would be having Chicken Carbonnade for dinner; He asked: "Mom, isn't carbon an element?" HaHaHa



Ingredients:

2-3 Pounds Boneless,Skinless Chicken Breasts
1 Bottle of Beer
1 1/2 Cups Chicken Stock or broth
2 Green or Red Bell Peppers
2 Carrots grated
2 Large Onions Sliced
2 Cloves of Garlic minced
2 Packages Chicken Gravy Mix
1 Teaspoon Paprika
1 Cup or so of flour
Salt
Pepper

Place one layer of sliced onions on bottom of slow cooker.
Salt and pepper chicken on both sides.
Coat chicken with flour and place on onions in slow cooker.
Cover chicken with remaining onions,garlic,bell pepper,carrots and both packages of gravy mix.
Pour beer and chicken stock on and around chicken.
With a spoon mix gravy around sides of chicken.

Cook on High setting for 6 hours or low setting for 8 hours.
Serve with rice or noodles.

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