Friday, November 21, 2008

Frango com Cerveja - Chicken w/ Beer

This is such an easy Portuguese meal to prepare but the taste is AMAZING. My kids absolutely love it, they oooh and aaahhh constantly while eating.

Give it a try, don't let the beer scare you off, you won't taste it when the chicken is ready.

So this is how I make mine:

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olive oil
1 chicken, cut up
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
salt and pepper
garlic powder
1 bottle of beer
2 cups of water
1/2 bottle of heavy whipping cream (8 oz)


In a large skillet, add a little bit of olive oil and the chicken. Cook for a few minutes until the chicken is browned on both sides.

Add the onions and the seasonings,

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the beer and the water.

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Simmer for 20 to 30 minutes until chicken is cooked through. Keep checking to make sure it doesn't dry out, add more water if needed.

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When the chicken is done, add the whipping cream and cook for a minute or two until thickened. Serve with mashed potatoes, rice or fries.

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10 comments:

  1. TERRIFIC recipes ... I'm adding you to my "sites of interest"

    Mrs. B

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  2. That sounds really good !!!

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  3. Sounds delicious, but I'm still hoping to see recipes for the Carne Jardineira, roasted turkey thighs and potatoes, and the beef with chourico and homemade potatoes that you had in your last menu plan. Please, please, please. :-)

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  4. Looks very good Sandra. I'm going to give this a try.

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  5. What a simple meal, but I bet it's just delicious! I'll probably give it a try after Thanksgiving. I'm waiting for the roasted turkey thigh recipe, too! :)

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  6. Oh wow! That looks awesome and I can just imagine how it tastes over mashed potatoes :) Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Looks yummy. I printing out to try soon. Thanks!!

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  8. I made this and it was so good. My kids and hubby loved it! Next time will try it with fettuccine noodles.

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  9. My Portuguese grandfather always cooked with alcohol. I LOVED his chicken....loved! I havent had anything similar to it since, I hope this turns out like his....I'll be in Heaven!

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  10. Once again you never let me down Sandra! The whole family loved this!

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