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beer and onion braised chicken carbonnade


dh and i enjoyed this flavorful, easy to make recipe from the january 2009 bon appetit. carbonnade is a belgian beef stew flavored with beer, onions, and brown sugar. bon appetit substituted chicken thighs for this twist on an old favorite. serve over egg noodles.


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  1. Melt butter in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat
  2. Sprinkle chicken with salt
  3. Pepper
  4. And allspice
  5. Add chicken to the skillet and saute until brown
  6. About 4 minutes per side
  7. Transfer to a plate
  8. Add onions and 2 tsp brown sugar to skillet
  9. Sprinkle with salt and pepper
  10. Cover and saute until deep golden brown
  11. Stirring occasionally
  12. About 10 minutes
  13. Mix in bay leaves
  14. Mustard
  15. And remaining 1 tsp sugar
  16. Add chicken
  17. Skin side down
  18. Then beer
  19. Broth
  20. And 1 tsp vinegar
  21. Bring to boil
  22. Reduce heat to medium
  23. Simmer
  24. Covered
  25. 10 minutes
  26. Uncover skillet and simmer until chicken is cooked through and sauce thickens
  27. Turning chicken occasionally
  28. About 20 minutes
  29. Season with salt and pepper and more vinegar
  30. If desired
  31. Serve over egg noodles

Step 15

Total Time in Minute 60

Ingredients Count 11

cooking beer  and onion braised chicken carbonnade

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Unsalted butter

Chicken thighs

Ground allspice


Dark brown sugar

Bay leaves

Dijon mustard

Dark beer

Beef broth

Red wine vinegar

Egg noodles

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