Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Do the Chicken Dance!

Good evening my amazing blogger friends and readers! Summer is all about grilling, burgers, chicken, and kebobs. Any one who is a cook can appreciate a good chicken recipes. I come to you with a delicious chicken recipe complete with beer sauce. I'm starving, and I'm sure you are as well, so grab that 6 pack that is sitting in your fridge and let's get cooking!

Chicken Legs with Beer Barbecue Sauce

You will need:

For the Chicken:

  • 2 pounds chicken drumsticks and/or thighs, skinned, if desired
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil 
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion

For the Sauce:

  • 1 cup chili sauce
  • 1/2 cup beer
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • Few drops of hot pepper sauce


  1. FOR THE CHICKEN: Rinse the chicken and pat dry. 
  2. In a large skillet heat the oil. 
  3. Add the chicken and cook, uncovered, over medium heat for 10 to 15 minutes, turning to brown evenly. 
  4. Drain off any fat from the chicken. 
  5. Add the onion to skillet with the chicken and cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
  6. FOR THE SAUCE: In a small mixing bowl combine the chili sauce, beer, brown sugar, cumin, mustard, pepper, and hot pepper sauce. 
  7. Pour the sauce over the chicken. 
  8. Bring it to a boil, then reduce the heat. 
  9. Simmer, covered, for 20 minutes. 
  10. Uncover and turn chicken. 
  11. Simmer, uncovered, for 10 to 15 minutes more, or until the chicken is tender and no pink remains. 
  12. Transfer the chicken to a serving platter to keep warm.
  13. Skim the excess fat off the sauce in the skillet. 
  14. If desired, simmer sauce, uncovered, to your desired consistency. 
  15. Pour the sauce over the meat.
  16. Enjoy!

I hope you all have a great evening and I will catch you on the flip side. Good night!