Grilled Chicken Breasts With a Beer Chicken Marinade

Grilled Chicken Breasts With a Beer Chicken Marinade makes a great backyard barbecue! Not that you wouldn’t know what to do with a couple of extra beers, but I’m betting you weren’t thinking about a recipe for grilled chicken!

Grilled Chicken Breasts With a Beer Chicken Marinade

Use what ever kind of beer you like, even light beer, if you are counting calories.

One beer makes up the grilled chicken marinade recipe along with the spices and seasonings; the other is simmered with butter and more seasonings.

You better buy extra, because there won’t be any beer leftover, or chicken breasts either!

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Grilled Chicken Breasts With a Beer Chicken Marinade
Prep Time
1 hr 15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
1 hr 30 mins
 

Say goodbye to boring chicken breasts with this recipe. It's the beer chicken marinade that makes the difference! Prep time includes one hour for marinating. 

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Barbecue
Servings: 8
Calories: 225 kcal
Ingredients
  • 8 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 3 medium green bell peppers thinly sliced
  • 3/4 cup 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter
  • 2 bottles 12 ounces beer or lager, light or regular
  • 1 tablespoon seasoned salt such as Lowry's
  • 1 tablespoon steak sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
Instructions
  1. Combine 1 bottle of beer with half the seasoned salt, half the steak sauce and half the black pepper. Add the chicken breasts and seal in a large baggie or in a covered container. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  2. Melt the butter in a small saucepan, then add the remaining bottle of beer and the remaining seasoned salt, steak sauce and pepper. Simmer over a low flame until the mixture is reduced by half, then set it aside.
  3. Light a charcoal barbecue or a gas grill. Take the chicken breasts out of the marinade and discard the marinade. Grill the chicken breast, turning once, until they are cooked through and no longer pink inside. Baste them regularly with the beer and butter sauce.
  4. Remove the cooked chicken breasts to a warm platter. Swirl the thinly sliced green bell peppers in the remaining beer and butter sauce, then lay them on the hot grill for just a few moments - they should remain crunchy. Layer the lightly grilled bell peppers over the chicken breasts and serve warm.

Food For Thought – This is such a fun recipe to play around with. Try to stump guests by adding unusual spices to the marinade and basting sauce. You can spice it up with cayenne or Tabasco, or add ground cumin and chili powder. No one will guess that this isn’t a pricey item from your local gourmet shop.

Try the beer and butter sauce next time you grill shrimp or fish. Add some fresh dill if you are grilling salmon steaks, or granulated garlic for shrimp.

Good To Know – You can pound the chicken breasts between 2 sheets of plastic before you marinate them if you want them to cook faster on the grill. And if you don’t have a grill, consider using your oven broiler. Watch carefully so that the butter doesn’t burn.

GiveĀ Grilled Chicken Breasts With a Beer Chicken Marinade a try!

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