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Samuel Adams: Boston Lager + Chicken Cha Shu

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.

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Ingredients:

  • Samuel Adams’ Boston Lager
  • 2 Chicken whole leg
  • 2 tsp rosemary
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • Salt & pepper

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 375F
  2. Peel the chicken skin, but don’t tear it off completely
  3. Jab the chicken with a fork and soak it in the lager for 2 hrs in the fridge
  4. Add all of the seasoning
  5. Roll the chicken up like a vietnamese salad roll using its own skin
  6. Bake in the oven for 25-30 mins until golden and cooked through

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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 :)

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Disclaimer: I am paid to participate in “Sam-in-hand” program, but all views expressed are my own.

About The Author

Curtis Ng Hello! I'm a UBC Dietetics Major, which is ironic because pizzas and fries were the staple foods of my high school diet. In 2011, I started Foodobyte as a means to express my passion for food, nutrition and photography.

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