Thursday, May 7, 2015

Pale Ale Braised Chicken

I can feel the cold - I think Winter is coming and Bob says that he couldn't imagine us serving salad to Ned Stark! Well, I couldn't imagine that either as my prefer choice of guest would be Jon Snow rather than his dead father.

For 2 you'll need:

4 Pieces Chicken thighs, boneless, skin less and chopped in chunks
2 Tablespoons Flour for dredging + 1 extra tablespoon for thickening
3-4 medium potatoes, chopped in chunk
1 carrots, chopped
1/2 onion, chopped
1 bottle Pale Ale or Brown Ale (330 Mil approx)
1 Bay Leave
Salt & Pepper to taste
Oil for frying
1 tablespoon Parsley or coriander, chopped to garnish

Mix first portion with salt and pepper in a plastic bag, shake to combine. Add chicken pieces into the bag and shake to coat.

In a cast iron casserole, heat a little bit of oil over medium heat and brown the chicken on all sides and set aside. In the same casserole, add a little bit more oil and fry onion until soft - add potatoes and carrots - fry further until a little bit brown. Return the chicken into the casserole - add Ale and bring to the boil. add bay leave. Place the lid on, reduce the heat to low and simmer for about 30 - 45 minutes.

Mix extra flour with a little bit of water - discard the bay leave before bringing the content in the casserole to the boil then add flour mixture. Stir and boil further for a minute or so then reduce the heat to simmer a few more minutes or until the liquid is thickened. Garnish with chopped coriander - serve hot with crusty garlic bread.

Sit down and enjoy your warm dinner with the imaginary Jon Snow!

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