My family loves chicken! S0, I’m always on the look-out for quick and easy chicken recipes — something that can be whipped up after a long day at work and not wear me out so that I’m too tired to fold the three loads of laundry that are awaiting my attention.
1/4 cup flour, divided
1 broiler/fryer chicken (3 to 4 pounds), skin removed and cut up
2 Tbs olive oil
1 envelope onion soup mix
1 bottle (12 ounces) beer or nonalcoholic beer
Place 2 tablespoons flour in a large resealable plastic bag. Add a few pieces of chicken and shake to coat. Continue until all chicken is coated. In a large skillet, brown chicken in oil on all sides. Remove and keep warm.
Add soup mix and remaining flour, stirring to loosen browned bits from pan. Gradually whisk in beer. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Return chicken to the pan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 12-15 minutes or until chicken juices run clear.
Is it a Keeper?
Eh. That’s it. Eh. Very disappointing. It looked so good and sounded so good. But the taste just fell flat. It definitely was not what I had hoped it would be.
It’s like finding the perfect pair of shoes (I relate a lot of things to shoes. I love shoes.). They look great on the display. They are the perfect style. The color rocks and would go perfectly with your favorite outfit. Then you put them on and they just don’t work. Great! Now I want to shop online for shoes! Recipe…stay focused on the recipe….
Actually, I think the beer flavor was a little strong. Granted, I did use a lager beer — maybe if I used a lighter beer the flavor would have been more mild. But that was just the start of it…I also though the sauce was a little too salty.
My 4 year old did not care for this dish either. I think his exact words were, “ICK! My mouth is burning!” Please keep in mind that he can be a tad overly dramatic at times! Anyway, he promptly discarded the chicken and focused all of his attention on the homemade mac-and-cheese.
Long story short…this is not a keeper. Do you have a favorite go-t0 quick and easy chicken dish? Do tell….
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