Thanks to an invite from Samuel Adams as part of their “Sam-in-Hand” program, Fasha and I were delightfully introduced to one of their flagship beers, the Boston Lager. The mission was to use it in a unique recipe, and that we did. Chicken Cha Shu is something you’d typically find in a Japanese restaurant. But last weekend, Fasha brought it home and gave it a special little twist – marinating it in Samuel Adams’ Boston Lager, which he picked up from the BC Liquor Store. Its smooth and full-bodied characteristics made it awesome to cook with.
- Samuel Adams’ Boston Lager
- 2 Chicken whole leg
- 2 tsp rosemary
- 1 tbsp garlic powder
- 1 tbsp onion powder
- Salt & pepper
- Preheat oven to 375F
- Peel the chicken skin, but don’t tear it off completely
- Jab the chicken with a fork and soak it in the lager for 2 hrs in the fridge
- Add all of the seasoning
- Roll the chicken up like a vietnamese salad roll using its own skin
- Bake in the oven for 25-30 mins until golden and cooked through
As you can see, this was a super simple recipe. The lager definitely stood out, both with its aroma and flavour. Naturally, it paired well with the beer… so thankfully, the Boston Lager came in a 6 pack :)
Disclaimer: I am paid to participate in “Sam-in-hand” program, but all views expressed are my own.