Sunday, July 8, 2012

Beer Marinade (for Chicken)

Want a secret for how to get the best grilled chicken ever? MARINADE. Seriously, it's the answer. This marinade recipe is perfect for that flat/warm beer that you took too long to drink (as if!) I serve mine along side homemade three-cheese mac and cheese for the perfect weeknight meal. Eat up!


  • 2lbs of boneless, skinless chicken breast or tenders
  • 1 bottle beer (Stella Artois!)
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons of EVOO
  • pinch of salt and fresh cracked pepper
  1. Trim up meat as necessary/desired
  2. Liberally salt and pepper each piece 
  3. In a bowl, whisk together: beer, sugar, garlic and olive oil
  4. Place chicken in a gallon sized freezer bag and pour the beer mixture carefully over the chicken
  5. Seal the bag with as little air inside as possible
  6. Let the bag sit in the fridge for at least 45 minutes, but preferably 6-8 hours
  7. Remove chicken from bag and place on preheated grill (you want a good sear!)
  8. Grill chicken over medium-high heat until done

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  1. This sounds amazing!!! I am putting this on my menu! Thanks for joining us for TUTORIALS TIPS AND TIDBITS!

    1. Thank YOU for hosting such a fun party. I insist you try it! It really couldn't be any simpler than this.

  2. Tried this marinade last night. It was marvelous. Family kept asking what I did to the chicken. They’re asking for it again, so I’m off to buy more chicken. Thank you so much for sharing!

    Irene (


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