Beer Braised Chicken Stew

Simple to make, complex in taste. This hearty pot of stew is a whole meal packed into one.

I’m a big fan of chicken thighs as it has so much flavor. For beer selection, dark beers tend to be more full bodied, malty and sweet and work well in this stew. Pale ale or IPA tends to be bitter.

Beer Braised Chicken Stew


3-4 bacon slices, diced

3-4 pound skinless, boneless chicken thighs

Salt and pepper

1 onion, diced

4-5 garlic cloves, minced

1-2 cups mushrooms, sliced

1 Tablespoon tomato paste

2 Tablespoon flour

1 (12oz) bottle of dark beer

2 cups chicken broth ( or more as needed)

3 carrots, sliced into 1-inch chunks

1-2 potatoes, cut into chunks

1-2 cups mushrooms, halved

Sprig of fresh herbs such as thyme

2 bay leaves

2 Tablespoons of flour mixed with 2 Tablespoons of water

Salt and pepper to taste