Introduction: Chicken Cherry in 4 Easy Steps
This is my families’ recipe.
Did you ever use beer to cook your chicken?
This is the best way to do it, in my opinion.
- 4…6 pieces chicken breast
- 1 bottle Bellevue Kriek beer. ( Black cherry flavoured beer)
- 3 onions
- 2 big carrots
- 1 can cherries ±300 gram
- 3 table spoons Mustard
- 1,5 table spoon brown sugar
- 1 table spoon tomato paste
- Butter for frying ( you can use oil instead)
- 1,5 Laurel-leaf
- Corn starch
Step 1: Burn Chicken...Burn!
Flavour the chicken with Salt and Pepper and roast it using butter or oil until it is white/brown.
Don't worry about the inside of the chicken...we only want a little crispy outside. The inside will be cooked later. Lower the heat when the outside of the chicken is little brown.
Step 2: Add Flavour
Peel the onions and clean the carrots after which you chop both to big pieces.
Add the following ingredients together with the carrots and onions in the pan.
- Tomato purée
- Brown sugar
- Laurel leaf
- Finally add the beer
Now, on a low setting, let it cook for 2 hours.
Step 3: Thank You Flavour...now Go Away!
After 2 hours of cooking on a low heat the chicken should easily fall apart when poked with a fork.
Put the chicken in a large dish and discard all the carrots, unions, thyme and laurel leaf.
Step 4: Thicken the Chicken!!
Mix some cherry juice with some corn starch in a cup. We need this as to thicken the gravy.
Add some of it to the gravy. Use it sparely. Only add some of it at a time then cook the whole and if it is not thick enough add some more…continue this process until it is thick enough.. ( the way you like it to be).
Add the cherries to the juice and let it warm up for about a minute
Pore the juice over the chicken and get ready to taste the best chicken you have ever eaten!