Slow cooker stout and chicken stew

Slow cooker stout and chicken stew

Yield: 8 servings ( Serving Size: 1 1/3 cups )
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  • 2.5 pound(s) chicken thighs


  1. Slow-Cooker Stout & Chicken Stew
  2. Makes: 8 servings, about 1 1/3 cups each
  3. Active time: 45 minutes | Total: Slow-cooker time: 4-8 hours
  4. To make ahead: Trim chicken, chop bacon; prep onion and garlic; defrost peas. Refrigerate in separate containers. Equipment: 5- to 6-quart slow cooker

  5. Chicken thighs can take plenty of cooking without getting tough or drying out, which makes them perfect for the slow cooker. Here we braise them in Guinness stout along with hearty vegetables, with just the right amount of bacon for added savoriness.

  6. 6 tablespoons plus 1/2 cup all-purpose flour, divided
  7. 1 teaspoon salt, divided, plus more to taste
  8. 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper, plus more to taste
  9. 2 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs, trimmed
  10. 4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  11. 3 pieces bacon, chopped
  12. 1 2/3 cups Guinness beer or other stout (14-ounce can)
  13. 1 pound whole baby carrots or large carrots cut into 1-inch pieces
  14. 1 8-ounce package cremini or button mushrooms, halved if large
  15. 2 cups chopped onion
  16. 4 cloves garlic, minced
  17. 1 1/2 teaspoons dried thyme
  18. 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  19. 2 cups frozen baby peas, thawed

  20. 1. Combine 6 tablespoons flour with 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper in a shallow bowl. Dredge chicken thighs in the mixture to coat completely; transfer to a plate.
  21. 2. Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add half the chicken and cook until well browned, 2 to 4 minutes per side; transfer to a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker. Reduce heat to medium and repeat with the remaining 2 teaspoons oil and chicken thighs. Arrange the chicken in an even layer in the slow cooker.
  22. 3. Add bacon to the pan and cook, stirring often, for 2 minutes. Sprinkle the remaining 1/2 cup flour over the bacon and cook, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes more. Add stout and use a wooden spoon to scrape up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Pour the mixture over the chicken. Add carrots, mushrooms, onion, garlic and thyme, spreading in an even layer over the chicken. Pour broth over the top.
  23. 4. Cover and cook until the chicken is falling-apart tender, 4 hours on High or 7 to 8 hours on Low.
  24. 5. Stir in peas, cover and cook until the peas are heated through, 5 to 10 minutes more. Season with the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper.

  25. Per serving: 366 calories; 13 g fat ( 3 g sat , 6 g mono ); 88 mg cholesterol; 28 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 30 g protein; 4 g fiber; 566 mg sodium; 650 mg potassium.

  26. Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (200% daily value), Folate & Zinc (23% dv), Vitamin C (22% dv), Potassium (19% dv), Iron (17% dv).
October 2013

This recipe is a personal recipe added by Brook3676 and has not been tested or endorsed by MyRecipes.

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