Beer Soaked Grilled Chicken

Beer Chicken

So, if you know Drew and me, you already know that we love beer.  Now, Drew is a much more experienced beer drinker than I am, but we both love it all the same.  Although my tastes are pretty much limited to the IPA Beers, Drew is an all beer lover which makes this dish right up his alley.

For this chicken I used a stout beer to marinade (the darker the beer, the better the flavor), but you could play around with any beer you like and let me know what the flavor is like!


1/2 cup olive oil
1 cup dark beer
1/4 cup lemon juice
4 cloves garlic, smashed
1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 bay leaves
1 teaspoon dry mustard (or 1 tablespoon yellow mustard)
1 teaspoon basil
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon thyme
1/8 teaspoon onion powder
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
salt and pepper
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts pounded 1/4 inch thick


1. To prepare the marinade, whisk together the oil, beer, and lemon juice. Add the garlic, bay leaves, mustard, basil, oregano, and thyme
2. Season chicken with salt, pepper, onion powder, and garlic powder and add chicken to marinade, and put in fridge for at least 30 minutes (or 5 hours)
3. Once ready to cook, preheat grill to medium high heat and add chicken
4. Grill 6 minutes on each side, or until instant read thermometer reads 165 degrees

Serving Suggestion:
I grilled vegetables and potatoes in a grill basket for 30 minutes to eat as a side to this dish. Although rice would also be a good dish, since there isn’t a sauce made with this dish, you’re better off leaving out pasta. I also suggest a dark beer as a beverage since the chicken is marinated in it!

ImageThe Chef in the works


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