June 9, 2023Review Recipe
Easy Grilled Chicken With Beer Marinade
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Just three ingredients are needed for this easy grilled chicken with beer marinade. This chicken soaks up all of the lovely beer and BBQ flavors of the marinade before being grilled to tender and moist perfection, making it an ideal choice for an outdoor grilled chicken dinner.
Easy Grilled Chicken With Beer Marinade Ingredients
When it comes to summertime grilling, there’s nothing quite like a perfectly cooked piece of chicken that’s juicy and flavorful.
The beer marinade adds a unique depth of flavor to the chicken, creating a savory and slightly sweet taste. The marinade helps to keep the chicken tender and moist while it cooks, resulting in a juicy and succulent result.
- 1½ cups of beer
- 2 (2-ounce) pouches of your favorite BBQ sauce dry rub mix
- 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
Substitutions And Additions
BEER: You can experiment with the kind of beer you use in the marinade. Each brand and type of beer will give your chicken slightly different delicious flavors. Pick any of your favorite flavors of beer and try it out.
JUICE: If you prefer to skip the beer in this simple recipe, you could also use apple juice in your marinade.
BARBECUE SAUCE DRY RUB MIX: You can either use a store-bought dry rub mix or make your own. I have seen plenty of tasty recipes, from sweet ones with brown sugar to spicy ones with cayenne pepper and chili powder. Pick your favorite ingredients and have some fun.
How To Make This Easy Grilled Chicken With Beer Marinade Recipe
With just three ingredients, it is so easy to prepare this chicken and it will be ready to grill in no time.
STEP ONE: Mix two pouches of dry rub mix with 1½ cups of beer in a small bowl.
STEP TWO: Set aside half of the marinade for brushing while grilling.
STEP THREE: Marinate chicken in a separate large bowl or resealable plastic bag with the other half of the marinade mixture for 30 minutes if you’re in a hurry, or a couple of hours if you have time. Discard the marinade once you remove the chicken.
OUR RECIPE DEVELOPER SAYS
Marinating the pieces of chicken overnight allows the flavor plenty of time to soak in.
STEP FOUR: Grill chicken over direct, medium heat for 6 to 8 minutes on each side. Brush each side of the chicken with the marinade during grilling. The internal temperature should reach 165°F on a meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the chicken.
Evenly space the chicken apart on the grill grates so that it has plenty of room to cook.
How To Serve This Beer Chicken On The Grill
Serve this grilled chicken with this macaroni salad and steamed veggies — everyone will love it. This classic coleslaw also makes the perfect side dish for this tasty meal.
If you’re looking for something a bit more substantial, roasted veggies would make for a hearty and flavorful addition to your meal.
For more delicious chicken recipes, try our stuffed chicken breast and grilled chicken breast.
MORE CHICKEN RECIPES
It’s a great idea to have grilled chicken in the freezer, ready to top salads or use in other recipes later.
IN THE FRIDGE: Store leftovers of this delicious recipe in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
IN THE FREEZER: You can freeze this grilled chicken for quick and easy meals later on. I recommend slicing the chicken into smaller pieces to freeze. Wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and place it in a Ziploc bag for up to a month.
This marinade recipe is a great addition to your recipe box. It’s so versatile because you can use it as a dry rub or combine it with a favorite liquid — like beer or juice — to customize the flavor and make it your own creation. Enjoy the grilling season with this easy grilled chicken with beer marinade recipe!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
This easy recipe works not only for a boneless skinless chicken breast meal but also with any other type of chicken you’d like.
This chicken will cook well on either type of BBQ that you have.
You’ll want to grill your chicken for about 6 to 8 minutes per side. Use a meat thermometer in the thickest part of the chicken to ensure the internal temperature reaches 165°F.
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Easy Grilled Chicken with Beer Marinade
- 1½ cups beer
- 4 ounces your favorite BBQ sauce dry rub mix
- 4 chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
- Mix two pouches of dry rub mix with 1½ cups of beer in a small bowl.
- Set aside half of the marinade for brushing while grilling.
- Marinate chicken in a separate large bowl or resealable plastic bag with the other half of the marinade mixture for 30 minutes if you’re in a hurry, or a couple of hours if you have time. Discard marinade once you remove the chicken.
- Grill chicken over direct, medium heat for 6 to 8 minutes on each side. Brush each side of the chicken with the marinade during grilling. The internal temperature should reach 165°F on a meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the chicken.
- Marinating the pieces of chicken overnight allows the flavor plenty of time to soak in.
- Evenly space the chicken apart on the grill grates so that it has plenty of room to cook.
Cassidy Jackson says
My husband made this for dinner the other night and we will definitely be making it again! I wish I could give it 10 out of 10 stars. I loved how simple the ingredient list was. I feel like I never have time to grocery shop as it is.. So this recipe made it easy on me hahaha
This recipe is so easy to make! love it!