drunken chicken


My husband has been seeing all these things on Pinterest for “beer chicken” and has acted interested in trying it. So I decided it was time to try my hand at it! Now mind you, I have yet to find a beer that I liked enough to just drink straight, so I was less then excited to try this! But if the hubs likes it then I guess its worth it haha I must say after tasting this, I was blown away at how yummy it is! All of my family loved it, even my super picky 4yr old!! My older kids all thought I was a bad momma at first bc I was “feeding them beer in their food” hahaha but after they took a bite the complaints and worry stopped. 😉 Then the best comment ever “Momma you should cook with Beer more often!” yup I almost fell off my chair laughing 😉

Drunken Chicken

  • 6 strips of bacon cut into 1/2inch pieces
  • 4-6 Boneless Chicken Breasts cut into 2-3inch chunks
  • 1cup flour
  • 1tsp. fresh cracked pepper
  • 1tsp. cracked sea salt
  • 1Tbsp EVOO
  • 1 16oz stout beer (I used Murphy’s Draught style Stout)
  • 2tsp. onion powder
  • 2 small cloves of garlic pressed
  • 1 Serrano pepper diced
  • 5-6 red potatoes quartered
  • 2Tbsp spicy brown mustard
  • 2Tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1/4cup brown sugar
  • 1/4tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. chili pepper
  • 2cups chicken broth (almost an entire 32oz carton)
  • 1/2tsp red pepper flakes

drunken chicken 2

In a large pot cook the bacon over med-high heat, until crispy. Remove bacon and let drain on a plate lined with a paper towel.

Mix the flour, chili pepper, cayenne pepper and salt and pepper in a bowl.

Dredge the chicken in the flour, shake off excess .

Add the EVOO to the pan with the bacon fat.

Sear the chicken on both sides to get a nice color and crisp. (About 6-7minutes)

If your pot is smaller, do the chicken in batches and set the seared chicken on a plate

In the same pot add the beer, chicken stock, mustards, Serrano peppers, garlic, onion powder, red pepper flakes, and brown sugar. Mix all together and make sure to scrap the bottom of the pan to get all the yummy caramelized bits off!! 🙂

Once the sauce starts to come to a soft boil, add the potatoes and chicken. Make sure all is covered by the sauce.

Let low boil until potatoes are soft (about 20-25minutes) and the sauce has reduced down almost by half.

Make sure to stir and scrap bottom of the pan while boiling.

In the last couple minutes add the bacon back to the pan and stir in.

Serve w some crusty bread and ENJOY!!  😉


**this is a combination of several recipes I found for “beer chicken”. I took all my favorite flavors and added them to one recipe 🙂 **