Beer Braised Chicken Sausage

Beer Braised Chicken Sausage
Diet Info: DF GF F LF Na LS VG V Fa

Sharing a scrumptious and easy braised chicken (sausage) recipe for all beer lovers! If you love beer and citrus, this simple braise will make you really happy!  

One of comforting chicken dinner, in my family, over weekend is braised/roasted chicken. Seared chicken, braised in a flavorful broth, low and slow in oven.... then served over a bed of rice or with wheat bread. comfort at it's best! The best thing I like about braised chicken even though it needs sometime to braise, the active time spent standing in the kitchen is very less! A huge relief for Sunday dinner! After cooking all weekday at home..... seriously! no kidding, I do try to make all weekday meals at home! So, Sunday it always feels like to get something easy on the plates and call it a day! Start week afresh! 

How about you?
Do you cook all weekday meals at home? What about Sunday? Does it feel like Sunday should be a takeout or easy dinner??? I mean, least cooking kind-a dinner?

Cooking with favorite Bear - Beer Braised Chicken with Carrots and Peas

Last weekend, I was out of frozen chicken, but had this spicy Chicken Sausage! So, for a change, I decided to braise chicken sausage with citrus and beer. The sweetness of citrus and beer pairs very will with spicy chicken sausage. Especially, the braising liquid mixed with simple steamed rice is really delightful! To me, it is also a great way to utilize leftover beer bottles!!

By virtue of using a lean chicken sausage, this dish has less fat-calories. You can also make this beer-braise with chicken breasts or turkey. Also, I have used Amber Lager beer, for a more intense hop flavor, you can opt for a dark lager. 

Simply Delicious Beer Braised Chicken with Carrots and Peas

I hope you had a great weekend!

Have a wonderful Monday!


You can serve Braised Chicken Sausage with:

Basic Rosemary Focaccia Bread Fluffy Pull-Apart Buttermilk Dinner Rolls Buttery Pull-Apart Herb Monkey Bread

Beer Braised Chicken Sausage

Beer Braised Chicken Sausage
Total Time: Prep Time: Cook Time: Cuisine: French () Difficulty: Easy
Yields: 2 Servings - Serves: 2
(2-4 servings depending upon serving size.)


Beer Braised Chicken Sausage
Garnish and Accompaniments
Smart Swap: Use four bone-in chicken thighs instead of sausage.


  • Step for Recipe - Beer Braised Chicken Sausage 1. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a heavy bottom dutch oven. Add sausage and sear until brown on all sides. Remove from pan, and set aside.
    Step for Recipe - Beer Braised Chicken Sausage 2. In same heated pan/dutch oven, add sliced onion and saute until onions are soft and have started to caramelize a bit on edges.
  • Step for Recipe - Beer Braised Chicken Sausage 3. In about 5-6 minutes, onions will be somewhat like these.
    Step for Recipe - Beer Braised Chicken Sausage 4. Now return sausage to the pan, with beer and chicken stock.
  • Step for Recipe - Beer Braised Chicken Sausage 5. Bring to a rolling boil, then cover and cook on low-medium heat for 20-30 minutes or until liquid has reduced to half.
    Step for Recipe - Beer Braised Chicken Sausage 6. After about 20 minutes, when braising liquid has almost reduced to half, add peas and sliced carrots. Cook on medium heat uncovered until carrots are just tender, not mushy. (about 5-6 minutes)
  • Step for Recipe - Beer Braised Chicken Sausage 7. Remove sausage. If you like braising liquid thicker, continue cooking liquid on high heat until desired consistency reached. Meantime, slice the sausage and place in serving bowl. Top with desired amount of cooking liquid and serve!

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12 Responses

  1. I really am looking forward to trying this soon. Maybe, I'll have to use your Smart Swap.
    Kimberly, thanks! Chicken instead of chicken sausage is pretty good swap. trust me! You will like it!
  2. It looks lovely. Super delicious. :)
    Ritu, it indeed was very delicious! thanks for stopping by!
  3. This looks gorgeous and delish Savita! :)
    Anu, thanks a lot!
  4. This looks delicious! I love chicken sausage. I cook all my weekday meals and most sundays - saturday is generally my night off!
    Keri, good you get Saturday off! It is needed! right? we deserve one day off after cooking so much for blog and for family :) isn't it?
  5. I've never had chicken sausage before. This beer glazed versions sounds delicious though. I need to try it.
    Jen, thanks! I have used a spicy chicken sausage. It does taste really delicious with beer braise! I'm sure you will like it!
  6. I would love to be able to cook with chicken sausage, but I have never seen it to buy here in the UK.
    Dannii, Chicken sausage are very popular here in US. I really thought sausage is very popular in UK too! thanks for sharing this piece of info! But braised meats are very popular there, aren't they?