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Chicken with beer

This chicken with beer is known at my family as Grandma´s chicken. It is made with few and simple ingredients but the result is mouth-watering. I warn you that you will need some bread, as the sauce is amazing for some bread dipping. Enjoy it!

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Chicken with beer

Recipe by Enara ParraCourse: MainCuisine: SpanishDifficulty: Easy


Prep time




  • 4 chicken thighs

  • 1 large onion, chopped

  • 4 garlic cloves, chopped

  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil

  • 1 glass of beer or white wine

  • 1 glass of water

  • ground black pepper

  • 1 bay leaf

  • salt


  • Chop the onion and garlic cloves.
  • Heat the oil in a large pan and brown the chicken, onion and garlic. Medium heat.
  • Stir and add the beer and some water to almost cover the chicken. Add the bay leaf, salt and ground black pepper.
  • Bring to boil and simmer in low heat for 40 minutes until the chicken thighs get soft.
  • When the chicken is almost cooked move the pan in a circular motion until the sauce thickens.
  • Cook it one day in advance for a better taste.
  • Add some roasted potato wedges before serving.


  • For me, the best beer for this dish is a lager, like Heineken. If you like the taste of stronger beers feel free to try it.
  • You can also add a glass of white wine instead of beer, it will be a bit sweeter but also great.

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