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.

Slow-Cooker Stout & Chicken Stew

43 Reviews for Slow-Cooker Stout & Chicken Stew

Easy to prepare

Recipe was easy to prepare, and I like all of the ingredients. It smelled wonderful while cooking. As the end of cook time was approaching, I found it needed a little something extra, as described in some other posts for this recipe. I added a little more salt/pepper, and my go to rescue ingredient to add some additional flavor, some Wyler's Chicken Crystals (go easy and taste when adding as to not over-salt). It still needed a little something extra (tomato-based), so I added a few squirts of ... ketchup, and that provided the vinegar zip (go easy and taste as you add - don't want to taste the ketchup, just enhance the flavor). These 'adjustments' made the difference for me! I will be making this recipe again in future.

Inexpensive, nice ingredients
We thought this to be quite good!

I tried this recipe after reading a rave letter to the editor in the April edition. (Love anything braised in Guinness!) Didn't read the reviews until it was already in the crockpot this afternoon. But it smelled amazing, and we really liked it tonight. I could see where it would benefit from a splash of Worcestershire sauce; I added a couple of bay leaves to the mix. Definitely a repeater, here.

Easy to make and forget about. Large serving -- good for a potluck or for leftovers.
Pretty blah . . .

Added some salt - made it a little better. Added chopped jalapenos and that helped quite a bit, but still won't bother with it again.

slow cooker recipe
Needed a little work...

I thought this was a good recipe, though I did make a few adjustments. To help the recipe go a little further, I added a turnip and two small potatoes. I also added about 1 Tbps of apple cider vinegar. Because I used reduce sodium chicken broth, I did have to add a little extra salt (to taste) at the end.

Must like beer

Don't make this recipe if you don't like beer because you can definitely taste it. I actually thought the flavor was kind of bland. I used diced chicken breasts instead of thighs because I didn't want to mess with bones.

Hoppy, Easy to prepare
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Anonymous wrote 3 years 4 weeks ago

Did you use Guinness?

Did you use Guinness? Because Guinness is NOT hoppy.

Anonymous wrote 3 years 7 weeks ago

Bones and dark meat add

Bones and dark meat add flavor which might explain why yours was bland.

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