Beer braised cabbage is the perfect side dish for frozen, pre-cooked chicken thighs for a St. Patrick’s Day dinner that’s ready in just 30 minutes.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Cooked Perfect® Fire Grilled Chicken. All opinions are 100% mine.
One of my favorite trips ever was a quick long weekend spent in Ireland back when I was young and single. Ireland is everything you’d imagine (just a lot colder!). I look forward to reminiscing every year on St. Patrick’s Day and telling my family stories about that trip. They love it!
One thing they don’t love though is the traditional St. Patrick’s Day dinner of corned beef and cabbage. While I’m willing to drop the corned beef for the day, I love cabbage! You just have to get them to like cabbage and this beer braised cabbage will get them to gobble it up. This recipe is ready in under 30 minutes with basically no work from you other than chopping up a few veggies.
30 minute Fire Grilled Chicken Thighs
with Beer Braised Cabbage
Since we are skipping corned beef, we need to find something else as the main dish and Cooked Perfect® Fire Grilled Chicken is just thing. Everyone loves grilled chicken! I picked up a bag of Classic Style Boneless Thighs to have with the cabbage.
Cooked Perfect Fire Grilled Chicken is available in not only chicken thighs, but also wings, tenders, drumsticks and chunks. The chicken is grilled over an open fire to lock in flavor. They are also available in flavors like Lemon Herb and Bourbon Barbecue. Because the chicken is pre-cooked, you can get dinner on the table in no time at all.
Start by chopping up a half a head of cabbage and some onions. Make sure to core the cabbage, too. If you want to make this even quicker, try a bag of cole slaw.
Cooked Perfect Grilled Chicken boneless chicken thighs can be cooked in the toaster oven or a microwave. I used a toaster oven and let them cook while the cabbage simmered. If you use a microwave, make the cabbage first and cook the chicken just before serving so it’s fresh and hot.
While the chicken heats, melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Put the onions in and let them cook about 5 minutes until soft, tender and just a little brown. This is a good time to chop the cabbage. Make sure to remove the core.
When the onions are ready, add garlic and cook one more minute. Then add the braising sauce ingredients of stout beer, brown sugar, spicy brown mustard and a little Worcestershire sauce. Cover and lower the temperature to low. Allow to simmer for about 8 minutes.
Remove the lid after 8 minutes and turn the heat up. Let the sauce come to a boil and cook until about half is gone. Remove from heat. The Fire Grilled thighs should be ready in the toaster oven or close to it. If you are using the microwave, cook them at this point or just prior to serving.
Serve the thighs with the braised cabbage. The Cooked Perfect Fire Grilled Chicken is already full of flavor and the cabbage is a fun way to add a little luck o’ the Irish to dinner.
- 1 Tablespoon butter
- 1 cup onion, sliced thin
- 2 garlic cloves, diced
- 12 oz stout beer
- 2 teaspoons spicy brown mustard
- 1/2 Tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 head small cabbage, chopped (about 3 cups)
- Salt and pepper to taste
Melt butter in a large skillet on medium heat. Add onions and cook until soft, tender about 4-5 minutes. Add garlic and cook 1 minute longer.
Stir in beer, mustard, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce in the skillet to combine.
Add cabbage to skillet and coat in the sauce.
Cover, reduce heat to low and cook for 8 minutes.
After 8 minutes, remove the lid. Turn heat up until the sauce is bubbling. Allow the sauce to reduce by half. Remove from heat.
Add cooked Cooked Perfect Fire Grilled Chicken boneless thighs in Classic Style to the pan and nestle in the braised cabbage. Serve while still warm.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 91 Total Fat: 3g Saturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 8mg Sodium: 372mg Fiber: 2g Sugar: 3g Protein: 1g