photo: Braised Chicken With Oyster Mushrooms and Beer

Braised Chicken With Oyster Mushrooms and Beer

Today we will prepare a tasty dish – chicken drumsticks with oyster mushrooms, braised in beer. The meat turns out very juicy and tender, with a pleasant hint of beer. Alcohol evaporates during the cooking process, there is only a slight aftertaste. You can take almost any mushrooms for this recipe. Cultured or wild mushrooms are suitable , they can even be frozen. The ready meat with mushrooms can be served as a separate dish or with a side dish of mashed potatoes.


  • Chicken drumsticks
    6 pcs
  • Mushroom
    400 g
  • Soy sauce
    3 tbsp
  • Refined oil
    100 ml
  • light beer
    250 ml
  • Garlic
    2 clove
  • Salt
    - to taste
  • Sugar
    1 tsp
  • Seasoning for chicken
    1 tsp
  • Basil
    - pcs


  • 1. Wash meat, dry it from water with a napkin. Rub chicken drumsticks with a mixture of salt and spices. You can use ready-made seasoning for chicken or spices separately, for example, hot pepper, paprika or curry. Leave the meat for 20 minutes to marinate and soak with aromas of spices. Pour oil in a deep pan the let it become hot. Gently place the prepared chicken drumsticks in and fry them until golden brown on both sides.
  • 2. Then get the chicken from the pan and place it on a dry dish.
  • 3. Wash oyster mushrooms, cut the legs off and roughly cut the mushrooms into slices of average size.
  • 4. Pour oyster mushrooms into the pan with the remaining oil and juice from the meat. Fry them on medium heat until all the liquid evaporates. Then add two cloves of garlic to the mushrooms, passed through the press, stir and continue to cook the ingredients together for 1 more minute.
  • 5. Then return fried chicken to the pan.
  • 6. Add sugar and spices for flavor.
  • 7. Pour soy sauce, it will give the dish a spicy touch. Do not add salt to the mushrooms because the sauce is already quite salty.
  • 8. Then pour the light beer in.
  • 9. Cover the pan with a lid and let the meat simmer with the mushrooms on low heat for 20-25 minutes. If the beer does not cover the meat completely, the chicken can be flipped during cooking to become prepared evenly.
  • 10. After the specified time, open the lid and continue to cook for another 5 minutes, until the sauce evaporates and thickens. Serve the dish immediately until it is not cold.
    Bon appetit!