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Chicken Brew Stew

Submitted by on September 11, 2009 – 12:22 PMNo Comment
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chicken-soup_300Have a sore throat? I’ve got the remedy – a nice steaming bowl of chicken soup, with beer as the secret ingredient of course. I’m lactose intolerant and can’t have soup with heavy cream or milk. So I decided to go the alternate route and try another ingredient that can also give that fullness to soup. If you add just a little bit of lager to your soup, you’ll wind up with the usual thickness that you see in restaurants.

Optional: Feel free to add in other vegetables of your choice or even meat.



1 cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped celery
4 cups chicken or beef bouillon cubes
1/2 pound Cheddar cheese, grated
1/2 cup flour
Tabasco sauce
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 12oz bottle of any lager


  1. Sauté the onion and celery until it softens and put them into a large stockpot (6 cups).
  2. Add bouillon cubes to the pot and place over medium heat.
  3. Combine Cheddar cheese with the flour and stir it slowly into hot broth.
  4. Add Tabasco, dry mustard, and Worcestershire sauce.
  5. Bring to a simmer.
  6. Add beer and let it sit for 5 minutes.