Irish Stout Chicken

Yield: 4 servings (2 pieces chicken + 1/4 veggies)
Source: Easy Home Cooking Magazazine
Recipe Comments: Stout is a dry, dark ale, almost black in color, with a rich, robust flavor. Guinness, Ireland's most famous brew, sets the standard for stout around the world. Here it lends its distinctive taste to a hearty chicken stew.
Amy's Comments: The original recipe just calls for 1 whole chicken, cut into pieces. Honestly, you don't need the skin and if you take it off you are saving lots of calories. If that's not an issue, just leave the skin on....

INGREDIENTS:

2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 medium onion, chopped
2 large cloves garlic, minced
1 whole chicken (3-4 lbs), cut into serving pieces - skin removed
5 carrots, peeled and chopped
2 parsnips, peeled and chopped
1 tsp dried thyme leaves
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
3/4 cup stout, such as Guinness
1/2 lb fresh button mushrooms
3/4 cup frozen peas

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat until hot. Add onion and garlic; cook and stir 3 minutes or until tender. Remove vegetables with slotted spoon to a small bowl.
  2. Arrange chicken in single layer in skillet. Cook over medium-high heat 5 minutes per side until lightly browned.
  3. Add onion, garlic, carrots, parsnips, thyme, salt and pepper to the skillet. Pour stout over chicken and vegetables. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce to low. Cover and simmer 35 minutes.
  4. Add mushrooms and peas to skillet. Cover; cook 10 minutes.
  5. Uncover skillet; increase heat to medium. Cook 10 minutes or until sauce is slightly reduced and chicken is no longer pink in center.

NUTRITIONAL INFO: (per Mastercook)

Healthy Units: 8 per serving
419 Calories; 11g Fat (25.0% calories from fat); 36g Protein; 41g Carbohydrate; 11g Dietary Fiber; 99mg Cholesterol; 591mg Sodium.

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