Brooklyn Brown Ale Chicken and Mashed Potatoes

As I opened the bottle of Brooklyn Brown Ale and smelled it, all I could think was that this is an ingredient. I don't know how it couldn't be. People that aren't using beer as an ingredient are missing out. Brown ales are a great choice for cooking. I decided to make chicken baked with the brown ale, brown sugar, honey, and some vegetables. The nutty, roasty malt flavors from the beer work perfectly in this recipe.


6 chicken thighs
1 Brookyln Brown Ale (12 ounces) or brown ale of your choice
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tbsp honey
1 tbsp soy sauce
1/2 red onion
2 plum tomatoes
garlic powder

Mashed Potatoes:
5 potatoes
4 tbsp butter
1/2 cup evaporated milk
1/2 cup regular milk
salt to taste
1/8 tsp garlic powder

Season the chicken with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and rosemary. Arrange the chicken onto a baking pan. Add the honey, brown sugar, soy sauce, and beer, rubbing everything onto the chicken. Reserve some of the beer to add about 45 minutes into cooking it. Chop the onion and tomatoes into a big chunks and add them into the pan. Cook at 370 degrees for an hour.
For the mashed potatoes, make holes into each potato with a knife. Microwave the potatoes on each side for 5 minutes. Peel the potatoes and mash them up in a large bowl. Mix in the butter, milk, salt, and garlic. Mmm so good ^.^