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.


You'll need:

  • 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)
  • Pepper
  • Salt
  • 1,5 Laurel-leaf
  • Thyme
  • 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.

  • Mustard
  • Tomato purée
  • Brown sugar
  • Thyme
  • Laurel leaf
  • Finally add the beer

Now, on a low setting, let it cook for 2 hours.

Step 3: Thank You 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!