Raspberry Beer Chicken Recipe

Ingredients (4 servings):

  • 1kg chicken breasts
  • 150 g smoked bacon
  • a can – 1/2 l bottle of raspberry beer
  • 2 teaspoons hot paprika
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2-3 tablespoons butter
  • a few branches of fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • optionally – a few raspberries

Preparation method:

  1. Wash the chicken breast then pat them dry with kitchen paper towels.
  2. In a bowl mix together 250 ml raspberry beer, salt, hot paprika and lemon zest.  Add the chicken breasts, taking care to be covered fully by marinade and marinate for 2-3 hours, or best overnight.
  3. Remove chicken from marinade and discard marinade.
  4. Slice thinly the smoked bacon.
  5. Melt the butter in a frying pan and fry the chicken breasts till golden brown.
  6. Add to the frying pan the remainder raspberry, the bacon slices and the thyme. 
  7. Simmer on medium heat for 15-20 minutes until the sauce thickens. Turn the chicken breasts so they get a nice glazing from the thickened juices.
  8. Optionally you can add a few raspberries in the last minute of simmering, but I did not have any so I left them out.
  9. Serve with still hot with potato croquettes and a chilled raspberry beer with a lemon wedge on the side.