By popular demand
One of the most popular recipes I’ve shared on this blog is my recipe for Beer’d Chicken. It can become a real go-to staple for any healthy eating of weight loss program. I get asked for the recipe all the time and am always happy to share it — thus my sharing it again here, today.
I love making this chicken ahead of time (and lots of it all at once as it lasts nearly a week and can be easily reheated). And bonus – it’s just as delicious when eaten hot as a main course or cold when cut into chunks for use in a lunch or dinner salad. You can also make this for friends, as they’ll be astounded how delicious this healthy meat entrée is.
I use chicken thighs instead of chicken breasts because I find the thighs offer a richer and moister flavor. Yes, there are a few more calories from fat in the thighs, but these aren’t the kind of calories that get us into any trouble. I also leave the skin on for some bonus flavor (both while cooking and while eating). If you’re on a very strict plan, you can remove the skin, but do so after cooking so you still get the benefits of the flavor.
6 – 12 Large Chicken Thighs with Skin
1 Bottle of Beer
Put Chicken Thighs into a large pot (bone down, skin side up). Next, pour a bottle of beer over the chicken thighs. Yes, it’s that easy. Next, place a lid on the pot (preferable one that allows a minimal amount of airflow) then place on the pot on the stovetop – at the lowest heat. Cook on the lowest possible heat for about 4 hours (until chicken is cooked through). While chicken is cooking, prepare a large broiling pan. I like using nonstick aluminum foil or parchment paper in addition to the pan to make clean-up easy. Next, remove chicken from liquid and place on a broiling tray, skin-side-up (AKA bone-side-down). Place tray under the broiler for approximately 8 minutes (on ‘High’). After 8 muntes, remove the chicken from the broiler. Allow chicken to sit for a few minutes. Then… Ta-da! It’s ready to serve (or store in fridge for future use)!
6 – 12 (depending on the number and size of the thighs)
For me, a common evening meal will include 1 piece of Beer’d Chicken (wrapped in nonstick aluminum foil or parchment paper, sprinkled with a splash of Balsamic Vinegar and warmed up in the oven on very low heat for approximately 20 minutes if coming from the fridge) along with steamed green beans (sprinkled with Granulated Garlic and Pepper) and a 1/2-cup of sliced Grape Tomatoes.
Another option is to serve the chicken with my ‘Fresh Veggie Side Salad’ recipe for a winning (and complete) meal. Your taste buds will thank me for it! If you’d like the recipe for the side salad, Click Here.
This is just too easy and looks super moist. I do not cook meat well because I over cook and dry it out.
Gregg can I use whole breasts with the bone in as I do not like thighs they are so fatty to me, but your’s sure don’t look it!
You can definitely use whole breasts (or any chicken parts) with this same recipe, Cheryl. The breasts won’t be quite as moist (due to the nature of breasts vs. thighs), but should still be delicious. Let me know how it turns out. (And thanks for your post!)