Now this chicken with onion soup and beer is the easiest recipe ever 🙂 I’ve made it lots of times and will continue to… And it’s another use for instant soups… like I said before, I don’t really like to use these packs of soup for what they are meant to be: soups… I always use it in some sort of sauce to either give it flavour or to thicken the sauce. And it always turns out well… So this is a technique that I totally recommend 🙂
In this case, the soup is one of the main ingredients. Then the beer complements the flavour. By simmering it slowly you allow the alcohol from the beer to evaporate and you are left with lots of flavours such as barley. And this together with the onion taste of the soup, makes a delicious sauce that goes really well with the chicken.
Such an easy recipe is ideal for a weekday dinner. You arrive from a long day at work and sometimes time or mood to cook is just not there. So get yourself these 3 ingredients out of the cupboards and dinner will cook while you relax or get on with other house chores… just perfect 🙂
Chicken with onion soup and beer
- 1 chicken broken into pieces
- 1 pack of instant onion soup I used knorr
- 500 ml of beer 1 pint can
- Start by thoroughly washing the chicken.
- Dry the chicken pieces with kitchen paper and place in a saucepan.
- Pour the onion soup over the chicken and add half of the beer.
- Stir to dissolve the soup in the beer and cover well the chicken pieces with the mixture.
- Simmer over low heat for about 40 min or until the chicken is cooked.
- If the sauce begins to dry out, add more beer. The sauce should be so thick so add the beer in small quantities at a time.
- Halfway through cooking check if it needs salt - be careful when adding salt because the soup is already seasoned.
- Serve with rice or mashed potatoes.