Irish Chicken Wings With Guinness



Which is the tastiest part of a chicken? Why, the wings of course! And today I gift you garlicky, Guinness goodness.

What I like most about this recipe is that it uses ingredients we all have readily available in our pantries. Not only that, but you’ll input minimal labor – and reap divine tasting results!


You’ll need 9 ingredients:

2 tbsp oil

Half a bottle of Guinness (165ml)

1.5 kilos of chicken wings; tips cut off

1 medium onion; chopped finely

2 garlic cloves; chopped

1 large carrot; peeled and cut into chunks

1 large parsnip; peeled and cut into chunks

1tsp thyme leaves; fresh or dried

Salt and pepper; to taste


    1. In a pan large enough to fit all your chicken wings comfortably, heat the oil over a medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and sauté until the onion is soft (about 3 minutes). Remove the vegetables and set aside. To the same pan, add you the chicken wings and brown on both sides.

   2.  Return your cooked onions to the pan, along with the carrot, parsnip and seasoning. Pour the Guinness over the chicken and vegetables and bring to a boil over high heat. Once boiling, reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes. When cooked, you can choose to discard the carrot and parsnip, or eat them if you want to.

   3.  Place the chicken on a baking sheet and brush with remaining sauce. Place under the grill until both sides are golden and delicious – glistening in the Guinness sauce.

    4. Serve hot, on a platter garnished with herbs of your choice (I used sliced spring onions)


This recipe lends itself nicely to a weekday meal when you don’t have much time or energy to spend in the kitchen. And keeping with the weekday spirit, I have kept the recipe short…Thank me later!