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Grandma Hope's Beer Chicken

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: beer, chicken, Mexican, tomato sauce
Servings: 4 people
Author: Amanda (Paint the House Pink)


  • 8-10 chicken legs/drumsticks
  • 1-2 tbs olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 1 8 oz can tomato sauce
  • 1/2 8 oz can el pato sauce
  • 1/2 bottle beer
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 2 green bell peppers (sliced)
  • 2 red bell peppers (sliced)
  • pepper
  • salt
  • cilantro
  • 4 cup cooked white rice


  • Trim skin and fat off of chicken drumsticks and toss with salt and pepper in bowl.
  • In a large skillet, cook onions, more salt/pepper, and olive oil until slightly translucent.
  • Add in chicken and brown on all sides, remove from skillet.
  • Add in tomato sauce, el pato sauce, cumin, and beer into skillet and deglaze the bottom of the pan.
  • When the tomato mixture begins to bubble slightly, add in chicken and cover. Cook for 15-25 mins.
  • With 10 mins to go, add in the green and red bell peppers to finish cooking with the chicken.
  • Set aside and rest for 5 mins. Reheat (or cook) the white rice.
  • Serve chicken with beer/tomato sauce over white rice and garnish with cilantro