Tantalizing Viking Chicken Stew w/ Beer

Welcome winter with a hearty Viking-style Chicken Stew! This Viking-inspired stew combined with beer will make your taste buds do a happy dance. Root vegetables, mushrooms and chicken combined with Doppelbock or a Smoked Porter make this stew a unique and delicious winter meal with lots of flavor and depth. So get ready to indulge in this warming winter stew - your tastebuds won't regret it!

Viking-Style Chicken Stew with Beer – An Irresistible Winter Warmer

Nothing quite beats a hot and hearty stew when it comes to warming up during winter. If you're looking for something even more special, why not try the Viking-style chicken stew with beer? By using traditional ingredients like root vegetables and mushrooms, and adding the unique taste of doppelbock or smoked porter beer, you can enjoy a unique take on a classic dish.

A History of Viking Stews

Stew is a classic dish, with a long and varied history throughout the world. In the Viking culture, this is no exception. Stews were traditionally made in large pots over a low-lying fire and often included a variety of root vegetables and meats, and occasionally beer. Doppelbock and smoked porter, two of the tastier options available today, were popular within the Viking culture and so it's not surprising they are now being used to create a modern Viking-style stew.

The Perfect Beer for a Perfect Stew

Doppelbock and smoked porter are two of the most popular types of beers for adding to a stew. Doppelbock, which means "double bock" in German, is a dark malt beer boasting a malty, sweet flavour and a smooth finish. On the other hand, smoked port is as dark as an oatmeal stout, offering notes of coffee and dark chocolate. Although both are excellent choices, which one you choose depends on what kind of stew you're making, as well as how strong a flavour you want in the finished dish.

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Recipe for Viking-Style Chicken Stew with Beer

This hearty and tasty stew is the perfect way to enjoy a winter evening. The combination of root vegetables, chicken, and doppelbock or smoked porter beer adds a unique and robust flavour to the dish. Here's what you'll need to make it:

  • 4 chicken thighs (skinless, boneless works best)
  • 2 large carrots
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 1 large onion
  • 3 cloves of garlic (minced)
  • 2 large potatoes
  • 2 cups mushrooms (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup of doppelbock or smoked porter beer
  • 3 cups of chicken stock
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of pepper

Instructions

  1. Heat olive oil and butter in a large pot over medium-high heat.
  2. Add chicken thighs to the pot and season with salt and pepper. Cook for about 7 minutes, or until the chicken is golden and cooked through.
  3. Remove chicken from the pot and set aside. Add onion, celery, carrots, garlic, and potatoes to the pot and sauté for about 5 minutes.
  4. Add the mushrooms and cook for an additional 3 minutes.
  5. Return the chicken to the pot and pour in doppelbock or smoked porter beer and chicken stock. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and let simmer for 15 minutes.
  6. Serve and enjoy your Viking-style chicken stew with beer!

Tips for Making the Perfect Chicken Stew

Making the perfect Viking-style chicken stew with beer is easy, with a few simple tips:

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