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Posted on 13 June, 2018 in Eat & Drink

Neil’s IPA Chicken Recipe

By Binns Rebecca

A one pan chicken wonder.

Is there anyone in the world that doesn’t love a simple chicken recipe? What makes this one even better is that it is made with India Pale Ale, chicken and vegetables. Delicious. This easy IPA chicken recipe is super simple, super quick and super tasty. The perfect quick midweek meal for two.

All of these ingredients come together in one pan with this simple chicken recipe which means no fights at washing up time! Neil’s IPA chicken recipe is a time saver and a life saver.

What is IPA?

IPA is the abbreviation for India Pale Ale, and while the strong bitter flavour may not be to everyone’s liking for a drink – it works beautifully in this IPA chicken dish. India did not invent IPA but it plays a part in the brewing story. You can find more about the IPA story here.

IPA’s are generally characterised by an abundance of hops. Hops impact flavour, bitterness and the aroma of the beer. They can often smell of citrus, flowers or pine. They pair well with strongly flavoured dishes – making it a great match for Neils IPA chicken recipe.

Where can I buy an IPA beer?

Any self-respecting bottleshop will stock an IPA of some sort. It is a form of craft beer but craft beers are now found in most bottle shops. You should be able to buy them individually – or if you feel like it – grab a six pack! You could even have it delivered to make life even easier! Check out the Beer CarteI. PA can be on the higher alcohol volume range – so choose wisely if you are going to have one for the cook and one for the pan!

 

 

Ingredients

2 skinless chicken breasts

2 330ml bottle India Pale Ale beer

2 shallots

2 tablespoons soy sauce

2 tablespoons chopped coriander

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 pinch ground black pepper

1 pinch of salt

8 baby leeks

8 baby carrots

2 eschallots peeled

Method

Peel and wash vegetables.

Stab the chicken breasts with a fork to allow the India Pale Ale to marinate the chicken. Marinate for 1 to 2 hours in a bowl in the refrigerator.

Heat a pan and add oil

Add the chicken breasts and sear until nicely coloured.

Add the vegetables to the pan and saute.

Adda 330ml IPA to deglaze the pan.

Reduce heat to a simmer.

Allow the sauce to reduce.

Remove the chicken breasts when cooked, then remove the vegetables, keep warm.

In a bowl whisk together the Dijon, soy and honey. Add to the pan and reduce until the sauce thickens.

Pour sauce on a plate. Add the vegetables then the chicken breast on top.

Garnish with chopped coriander.

Weeknight winner!

This is a perfect dish to whip up on a winter weeknight. Such a simple chicken recipe and so good! The perfect mix of comfort food and craft beer! Make it for date night or just to impress your mates.

 

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