I would generally say a 4.5 for this one, but since half stars are not an option, I gave it a 5. I made this last night subbing out onions and chopping up some portobellos instead of cremini. I used a local coffee stout, which, in the end, made the gravy/ sauce a little bitter-- but still very delicious. The chicken cooked perfectly and it was ready in less than a half hour. Make sure you keep the heat up to medium-high for most of the first part or it won't sear like you need it to. Helpful to do the sides searing too if you have a thick cut thigh.
But to get to 5 stars, I will do one thing different going forward. I pan-seared the thighs for 5 minutes each side. Next time, I will put them on a baking sheet and bake them at 350 for 15-20 minutes while preparing the sauce. The thighs just get a little gummy with the simmer. I think just a dredge in the sauce prior to serving (after baking) would keep them crisper. Great flavors. The family loved it too.
I did everything the way it says and kept waiting for chicken to be cooked and by the time it was the gravy was thick and nasty. Lotta $ wasted on this one and not something for working Mom to whip up on a school night.
The only tweak I made was boneless, skinless thighs, so I simmered 2 min less at the end, and it was perfect. Used Founders' Porter, and it was a little bitter. Will try a stout next time. My husband said it was like something his mom used to make, but good!
I used home-brewed milk stout instead of porter. The cooking time was just right, altho I imagine that larger thighs would need to cook longer. Nice sauce, but next time I'll boil just a bit longer to thicken it more. The noodles catch some good sauce flavor!
I was making this dish for more people, actually tripled the recipe, which ruled out doing the final cooking on the stove. I placed the seared chicken in a baking pan and topped that with the mushroom and beer mixture (but I did not use the stock). Turned out great, repeatable, and comforting; just not an amazing for the fifth star.
Excellent! Used boneless thighs (skinless). Brown rice pasta (healthier carb) and topped with a few vegetables, asparagus. Hubby says a keeper. Very filling.