Chicken and beer: so simple, yet, so good. This Italian classic is a perfect lunch or dinner for two. It uses a few ingredients but has a deep, complex flavor. The cornstarch helps create a thick and creamy sauce. Serve with mashed potatoes and a small salad for a complete meal.


Recipe Summary

10 mins
35 mins
30 mins
1 hr 15 mins
2 servings


Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Put the chicken in a large bowl with crushed garlic, 1 tablespoon rosemary, salt, and pepper. Pour beer over top and let rest for at least 30 minutes.

  • Remove chicken from the marinade and pat dry with paper towels. Sprinkle cornstarch over the chicken to coat it completely. Reserve the marinade.

  • Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add chicken and brown on all sides, about 3 minutes per side. Add onion. Remove garlic from the marinade and add to the Dutch oven with a bit of marinade to keep everything from burning. Saute until onion is tender and translucent, about 5 minutes.

  • Add remaining marinade and remaining 1 tablespoon rosemary. Scrape the bottom of the pot to remove any browned bits. Lower the heat and simmer until the sauce has reduced and thickened and the chicken is no longer pink inside, about 15 minutes. Serve hot.

Nutrition Facts

654 calories; protein 49.5g; carbohydrates 23.5g; fat 35.8g; cholesterol 166.8mg; sodium 249.8mg. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
Delicious, with a unique taste. I'll definitely make this recipe again. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 1
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  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
This was very tasty! I’ll make this again and again. Times maybe aren’t accurate, but I did enjoy this. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I made this with skinless chicken breasts that I halved and it worked out fine. When I read through the recipe I thought it called for a lot of Rosemary, and I was right! In making this again, I would half the amount -- maybe not in the marinate, but certainly in the reserved portion (and maybe not even add it then). Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Delicious, with a unique taste. I'll definitely make this recipe again. Read More
Rating: 1 stars
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Rating: 1 stars
I used a dark beer which might have made the difference, but I don't think I liked it enough to try it with a lighter beer. Read More