Friday, February 18, 2011

Beer and Onion Chicken Carbonade

A few weeks ago I made Pot Roast Carbonade. The layers of flavors in this dish are amazing! Last week I saw, Yvonne at Stone Gable's recipe for Beer and Onion Chicken Carbonade. She'd taken an Epicurious recipe and made it Slow Cooker friendly. If you read my blog, you know I've been all about these Slow Cooker recipes lately. I love coming home from a long day of work and except for a side or salad, dinner is done!

I didn't have dark beer. I used Blue Moon, a light belgian beer, which is what is called for in the Pot Roast Carbonade recipe. I realized when I was reading Yvonne's post again, AFTER I'd finished making the carbonade, I forgot the allspice! This recipe is delicious and I can only imagine the allspice will add yet another layer of flavor. I will be trying this one again!!

Beer and Onion Chicken Carbonade
Recipe courtesy of Stone Gable
1 TBS unsalted butter
1 TBS olive oil
4 large chicken thighs with skin and bones
3/8 tsp ground allspice
1 1/2 cups onions, thinly sliced
1/4 cup flour
8 oz. mushrooms, sliced
1 cup baby carrots
3 tsp dark brown sugar
4 small or 2 large bay leaves
2 tsp Dijon mustard
1 cup dark beer
1/2 cup beef broth
1 tsp balsamic vinegar

Melt butter and add olive oil in a large non stick skillet over medium high heat. Salt and pepper chicken. Add chicken to the skillet and saute until the skin is brown for about 4 minutes each side. Transfer to the slow cooker.

Add onions and 2 tsp of brown sugar. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cover and saute until deep golden brown stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes. Add bay leaves, mustard and remaining tsp of sugar and gently stir. Add to slow cooker. Add mushrooms and carrots to slow cooker.

In a jar with a lid, make a slurry using flour and beef broth. Add slurry, beer and balsamic vinegar to the slow cooker. Gently stir the ingredients to incorporate. Cook on low for 6-8 hours, this is a guess. Make sure chicken is done through.

Serve this in a large shallow bowl on a bed of wide noodles.

I am linking this to Foodie Friday at Designs by Gollum!


  1. I forget something every time I cook :) It looks so hearty and so good, I will definitely be making this. So many great flavors packed in such a delicious dish!

  2. Mmmmmmmmmm....good looking and delicious sounding!

  3. This look absolutely delicious! The perfect meal to warm you up on a cold winter's night. I will be trying this recipe soon. Thank you for sharing it with us!

  4. I have made this with beef, but I really love the idea of creating it with chicken; looks good!

  5. This looks so delicious and comforting and I really love all the different levels of flavors in it.

  6. I am planning a slow cooker dish for tomorrow. This one sounds great!


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