Saturday, March 12, 2011

Beer Chicken with Taro

This was an interesting dish and I got the inspiration from a TV cooking show.  The taro was soft and the sauce was really fragrant.  I didn't add water in this so all the sauce came from the beer.  You won't be able to taste any alcohol in this and surprisingly the sauce was sweet with a tint of spiciness from the dried red pepper.  I would probably omit the dried red pepper so that I could taste the sauce as naturally as possible.  This is a dish that I would make again because all of us liked it.


  • Boneless and skinless chicken, cut into big pieces
  • Taro, cut into pieces
  • 1 can of beer
  • 4 whole shallots
  • 2 scallion, cut into 2 inches
  • Few ginger slices
  • 6-8 dried red pepper, soften in water (optional)
  • Maggi seasoning sauce or soy sauce
  • Salt and sugar to taste
  • White pepper to taste


1.  In a heated wok with oil, pan-fry the taro until soften.  Dish out and set aside.

2.  In a saucepan, add in some oil.  Add ginger, dried red pepper and chicken, stir-fry until chicken is almost cooked.  Add in beer and all the other seasonings.  Add in shallots and let it simmer for 40 minutes.

3.  Lastly, add in taro and scallion and let it simmer for another 10 minutes.  Serve!


Belinda @zomppa said...

Beer chicken sounds pretty darn good to me!

daphne said...

How interesting. May I ask how much chicken did u use to the beer? Is it around 500grams?

Food Frenzy said...

Looks wonderful. I am sure most of the alcohol burns off during the cooking process.

Jin Hooi said...

Hi Sweetie, it has been a while since my last visit and goshhhh.. you have heaps of very yummy new recipes!!!! I love taro and Steve love beer so i migth give your recipe a try ;-)) Hope everything is good with you and your two little princess

Kay @ Chopstix2Steaknives said...

I love taro and this looks really delicious. Can't wait to try it.

Little Corner of Mine said...

Thanks Belinda.

Daphne, I used 2 boneless and skinless chicken thigh plus drumstick, not sure how much. Probably about 2 chicken breasts about 8 drumsticks.

Thanks Food Frenzy and it sure was.

Are you back Jin Hooi? Thanks for asking, we were doing great.

Thanks Kay and hope you like it too.

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tigerfish said...

This is so interesting. I may try it when I have beer and taro at the same time. :D

Unknown said...

Sounds amazing and it's the kind of homey dish I like to cook for every day meals :D

Min {Honest Vanilla} said...

Mmm the beer caught my attention!Sounds wonderful but a little bizzare though, beer and taro! I love both so will try it nonetheless :)

eileen said...

Aha! I just bought some taro and have one bottle of beer left in the fridge. Will try this recipe this week :) Thanks!

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

An interesting recipe, and it sound so good.

Babe_KL said...

this is really interesting. might try this one day.

pigpigscorner said...

Very interesting recipe. Must try!