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Chicken with Mashed Potatoes and Cheese Sauce
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Smoked Chicken with Mashed Potatoes and Beer Cheese Sauce

Smoked Chicken is served over smashed potatoes and finished with a beer/cheese sauce.
Course Chicken and Turkey
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 6 -8 Servings
Calories 653kcal
Author Creative Culinary

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds of boneless chicken thighs
  • 2 tsp salt divided
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • tsp paprika
  • 5 Tbsp butter divided
  • 2 fat slices of onion diced
  • 2 lbs red baby potatoes
  • 2 Tbsp flour
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese shredded
  • ½ to ¾ cup beer
  • 1 cup light cream or milk divided
  • Chives for garnish

Instructions

  • If using boneless chicken thighs, mold them into shape of whole thigh and skewer them to hold together..
  • Mix 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp garlic powder and 1/8 tsp paprika. Season both sides of chicken and either smoke or grill meat. I smoked them at 250 degrees for an hour and they were perfect.
  • Melt 1 Tablespoon of butter in small saucepan and saute chopped onions until just starting to turn brown.
  • In the meantime, boil the potatoes until fork tender, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat, drain off water and return to pan. Do not peel!
  • Mash potatoes coarsely and add caramelized onions, 1/2 cup of milk, 3 Tbsp of butter and 1/2 tsp of salt and mix thoroughly but gently until combined. Keep warm.
  • In saucepan, melt remaining 2 Tbsp of butter. Add flour and cook until butter and flour mixture just starts to turn brown.
  • Add 1/2 cup each of milk and beer to flour mixture and stir til thickened.
  • Add cheese to mixture and stir over low heat until melted and smooth.
  • To serve, put a large spoonful of mashed potatoes on plate, top with a chicken thigh and drizzle each thigh with some of the beer/cheese sauce. Garnish with chopped chives.

Nutrition

Serving: 18 | Calories: 653kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 53g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 16g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 275mg | Sodium: 1172mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g