Beer Recipe: Sunset Amber Ale Chicken with Rice

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Cooking With Beer Chicken Rice Hawaii Nui Brewing
Weʻve been experimenting with different beer recipes for a while, from our Adult Pudding Cups to the ever popular Sunset Amber Ale Donuts and figured we should try another fun one with the Sunset Amber Ale. We actually found the recipe for Arroz Con Pollo (Rice with Chicken) on one of our favorite sites, This recipe is great for Hawaiiʻs weather because it combines our Sunset Amber Ale with a Hawaii staple, rice! Check it our for yourself and let us know what you think!

For Marinade   
3 large garlic cloves, chopped
2 tablespoons white vinegar
2 teaspoons dried oregano
4 chicken drumsticks
4 chicken thighs

For Rice
3 oz chorizo cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium onion, diced
1/2 green bell pepper, diced
3 garlic cloves, chopped
2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 teaspoons dried oregano
1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
2 bay leaves
1 lb tomatoes, seeded and chopped
1 (12-oz) Sunset Amber Ale (We sell by the 6 pack at the brewery, so you might have to drink a few!!!)
1 1/2 cups chicken broth
2 cups long-grain white rice
¼ cup cilantro, chopped(Garnish)


Finely chop garlic with 2 teaspoons salt, then transfer to a bowl. Whisk in vinegar and oregano. Remove skin and excess fat from chicken, then toss chicken with marinade until coated and marinate, covered and chilled, at least 1 hour but no longer than 2. Render chorizo by cooking in a large pot over medium-high heat, stirring, until some fat has been released, 2 to 3 minutes. Add olive oil, onions and bell pepper and cook, stirring, until softened, about 5 minutes then add garlic and cook until fragrant. Add cumin, oregano, paprika, 1 1/4 teaspoons salt, and bay leaves and cook, stirring, 1 minute.

Reduce heat to medium then add chicken and marinade to the pan and cook while stirring, uncovered for 10 minutes. Stir in rice and cook for another minute. Then add tomatoes, beer and chicken broth. Bring to a boil, making sure rice is submerged. Then cover and reduce heat to medium-low. Cook, stirring halfway through, until rice is tender, 20 to 25 minutes.

For presentation, start by removing it from heat and let stand, covered, 5 minutes. Fluff rice, remove bay leaves, garnish with chopped cilantro and serve.
Was there a beer recipe that you LOVE and would like to see made with one of our tasty brews? Let us know by leaving a comment below!

Beer Pairing:
Kauaʻi Golden Ale
Sunset Amber Ale


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