Chicken Stout Stew

A warm and cozy stew topped with Guinness.

This recipe was submitted to BeBetsy by Megan Pence of Country Cleaver.


  • 6 Tablespoon + 1/2 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pepper
  • 2 1/2 pound Boneless, Skinless Chicken Thighs
  • 6 Tablespoon Olive Oil, divided
  • 3 piece Bacon, chopped
  • 1 pound Carrots, chopped
  • 8 ounces Button Mushrooms, halved if large
  • 2 cup Onions, chopped
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Dried Thyme
  • 1 can Reduced Sodium Chicken Broth, 14oz.


Servings 6

  1. In a shallow bowl, whisk together 6 Tbsp flour with 1/2 tsp salt and pepper. Dredge chicken thighs into the flour and set aside.
  2. Heat 4 Tbsp oil into a large non-stick skillet on medium-high heat. Add half of the dredged chicken thighs, cooking until browned, 2-4 minutes on each side. Remove from heat and put into slow cooker. Add in remaining 2 Tbsp olive oil and cook the remaining half of the chicken thighs. Place remaining into slow cooker.
  3. Add chopped bacon to skillet and allow to brown until cooked. With bacon still in the pan, cover with 1/2 cup of flour and stir frequently until all the oil is absorbed. Pour can of Stout beer over the flour/bacon mixture and stir any browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Allow to reach a slight boil.
  4. Pour beer/bacon mixture over the chicken thighs in the slow cooker.
  5. Add diced carrots, halved mushrooms, onion, garlic and thyme, distributing evenly over the chicken. Pour broth over the top.
  6. Cover and cook until the chicken falls apart, 4 hours on High or 7 to 8 hours on Low. Season with the remaining salt and pepper.

This recipe was submitted to BeBetsy by Megan Pence of Country Cleaver.

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2 Responses to Slow Cooker Chicken Stout Stew

  1. This is a must try dish! I think my husband would enjoy making and eating this! Anything topped with Guiness is good in our house!

  2. Kathi says:

    My husband’s birthday is next week. I think I will make this as he loves Guiness! One of his favorite beers! Great find! 🙂

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