Saturday, October 24, 2009

Re: Beer bag chicken

Beer bag chicken.... It smelled so good.
I marinated chicken thighs marinated overnight in a ziplock with the below recipe.


500g chicken thighs or drumsticks
1 bottle or can of beer (I prefer a honey lager)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 clove garlic
Put into the Ziplock bag & marinade in fridge overnight. 

1 carrot, peeled and cut into chunks
1 zucchini, sliced
6 brussel sprouts, shed and half sliced
1 cup mini red, new, or fingerling potatoes
1 clove garlic, finely diced or crushed
1 tsp olive oil


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.  Toss the carrots, zucchini, brussel sprouts and red potatoes with oil and garlic and put them in a large glass baking dish. Place the chicken in as well and pour 1/3 of the marinade into the dish. Sprinkle salt and cracked, fresh black pepper.
Baked at 400 for 45-50 mins, basting frequently.

It was DELICIOUS. Possibly needs more brown sugar next time, but the chicken was the best I've tasted in a long time.
Next time I may buy some maple syrup... that would be good with beer right?!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Beer bag chicken

Ok so I have some chicken thighs bone in, skin on, that is expiring tomorrow (Oct 24) ...

I decided to use some beer! mmm, Sleeman's honey brown. That will make sure I WON'T die right? Food poisoning was never something I like to play around with...

Beer-bag Chicken:
1/8c brown sugar
1 clove garlic, diced
half a bottle of beer

Put all in a ziplock bag and marinate overnight.

We'll see how it goes tomorrow! I now have to think of a way to cook it.... hmmm