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Crispy Chicken Recipe with Creamy Mushroom Gravy

Crispy Chicken Recipe with Creamy Mushroom Gravy

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How To Make Crispy Beer Chicken with a Creamy Beer Mushroom Gravy

Enjoy this crispy chicken recipe smothered by a rich, creamy mushroom gravy. Find out how you can make this easy classic dish and serve it warm.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 45 minutes
marinate: 6 hours
Total: 6 hours 55 minutes



Chicken in Beer

  • 4chicken thigh cutlets
  • 4chicken drumsticks
  • 330mllager
  • 4wholegarlic cloves
  • 1tbspvegetable stock powder
  • 1saltto taste

For Drunken Creamy Mushroom Gravy

  • 2shallot stems
  • 1cupmushroomssliced
  • Reserved beer marinade
  • 3tbsplight butter
  • 2tbspflour
  • ½cuplagerextra
  • 4tbspreduced fat cooking cream
  • 1tspsugar
  • Saltto season


For Chicken

  1. Place the chicken into a large dish. Pierce 1-inch slits through the chicken skin into the meat. Pour in the beer; add the crushed garlic, stock powder, and salt;

  2. Turn the chicken skin side down; cover with foil and refrigerate for 4 to 6 hours or overnight.

  3. Preheat your oven at 410 degrees F. Drain the beer marinade and heat a cast-iron skillet on medium-high heat.

  4. Add oil to the pan and when it starts to smoke, sear chicken, skin side down for about 4 minutes until the skin is golden and crisp, then flip and sear until golden.

  5. Transfer pan to the oven and continue to cook for a further 30 minutes, broiling for the last 5 minutes, until the chicken is completely cooked through.

For Gravy

  1. While the chicken is in the oven, fry the shallots and mushrooms in a separate hot pan with a drizzle of oil. When fragrant; add the reserved marinade and simmer on medium-high heat for 5 minutes. Set aside.

  2. In a smaller saucepan, melt the butter. Lower heat and whisk the flour through until lump-free.

  3. Add the shallot and mushroom mixture along with the liquid, and stir until combined.

  4. Add the remaining cup of lager and cook until thickened, stirring occasionally.

  5. When the gravy is thick, stir the cooking cream through along with the sugar.

  6. Serve with creamy mashed potatoes, rice, or steamed vegetables. Pour gravy over the chicken. Sprinkle with finely chopped thyme or parsley.


  • Calories: 930.52kcal
  • Fat: 55.77g
  • Saturated Fat: 19.08g
  • Trans Fat: 0.23g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 21.62g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 9.79g
  • Carbohydrates: 22.99g
  • Fiber: 1.29g
  • Sugar: 4.18g
  • Protein: 59.93g
  • Cholesterol: 343.18mg
  • Sodium: 1698.79mg
  • Calcium: 70.23mg
  • Potassium: 950.63mg
  • Iron: 2.99mg
  • Vitamin A: 173.61µg
  • Vitamin C: 3.77mg
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