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Grilled Chicken Breasts With a Beer Chicken Marinade

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
Prep Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 225 kcal


  • 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


  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.