Slow-Cooker Stout & Chicken Stew

January/February 2012

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Chicken thighs can take plenty of cooking without getting tough or drying out, which makes them perfect for the slow cooker. Here we braise them in Guinness stout along with hearty vegetables, with just the right amount of bacon for added savoriness.

46 Reviews for Slow-Cooker Stout & Chicken Stew

Any thoughts

Hi- has anyone given this to their children? I know that alcohol is meant to evaporate whilst cooking but not sure about using alcohol in a slow cooker when you're not allowed to even lift up the lid during the cooking time. Any thoughts?

Easy to make
Outstanding easy comfort food

I made this for dinner, anticpating a blizzard, because it seemed like the perfect antidote to the cold. And indeed it was! I know nothign about beer, so I bought something called Kalamazoo Stout. The sauce was fabulously rich, and all the veggies/meat cooked beautifully. I served it over mashed rustic russets, and that was excellent. I froze the rest and I’m thinking it will be even better the next time.

Lots of veggies, very healthy

worse slow cooker recipe I have ever made. Terrible flavor, time consuming prep, barely edible and I followed to a t. Go for another

This is a keeper

Love the easiness of crock pot cooking. I found myself adding additional salt on my portion to bring out the flavors. Next time I will try the Worcestershire sauce, that may work. I liked the thick gravy it made as well. Delicious!

Good Flavor

I added a very large chopped yam mid-cooking time and also at the beginning used six strips of bacon cut into one inch pieces. Used sea salt (fine) and 1 Tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce also (may increase another teaspoon next time. I don't know why some say there is no flavor. It was great and the yam even added a hint of sweetness. Will definitely make again. The bacon was smoked Applewood bacon so maybe that helped. At any rate this is a keeper.

Winter Comfort Food
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Anonymous wrote 40 weeks 5 days ago

Forgot to mention that the

Forgot to mention that the cooking time can be reduced. The first hour I set it on High, then on Low for 4 hours and it was done. Leftovers frozen for another cold Fall evening.

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