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Beer Marinated Grilled Chicken Breast

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This grilled chicken breast has the perfect flavor thanks to a beer marinade!

I love to cook but on some days it is simply too beautiful outside to want to stay inside. Good weather doesn’t seem to diminish appetites, however.

In fact, I think sunshine might make appetites grow! Those are the days I pull out our grill and enjoy the best of both worlds.

At our former home, we had a great backyard setup for grilling. Not only was there a deck, we also built a pergola. None of that is in place at our new house yet but I still have my grill—and I know how to use it.

For dinner I grilled beer marinated chicken breasts (served with cornbread or cheese biscuits.) Awesome taste and it’s ridiculously simple. The crowds roared!

Beer Marinated Grilled Chicken Breast


RELATED: Check out this baked salmon in foil for another delicious meal you can make on the grill.


Well, at least Mike and Sam were super appreciative. Compliments are a good way to ensure grilled dinners keep coming.

I have smart guys.

Ingredients for Grilled Chicken Breast

Great seasoning helps make a great meal. For this grilled chicken breast marinade, I’m using just two ingredients!

A packet of KC Masterpiece BBQ Sauce Mix & Dry Rub plus beer.

Ingredients for Beer Chicken

It’s versatile because you can use it as a dry rub or combine with a favorite liquid — like beer or juice — to customize the flavor to make it your own creation.

Easy Beer BBQ Rub

How to Grill Chicken Breast

I like to marinade my meat overnight so the flavor has plenty of time to soak in.

I fire up my grill and put the chicken on, evenly spacing the meat apart.

BBQ Beer Marinade

How Long to Grill Chicken Breast

Grill over direct, medium heat for 6-8 minutes on each side. Internal temp should reach 165 degrees.

Easy Beer BBQ Chicken

This easy dinner is a favorite for us that we have often in the warmer months while we spend a lot of time outside.

I’ve served it with this Macaroni Salad and steamed veggies — everyone loves it. This Classic Coleslaw also makes the perfect side dish!

(If you’re looking for mealtime inspiration, try these Easy Chicken and Dumplings as well!)

We also love these delicious One Pot Paprika Chicken Thighs.

Our whole family enjoys this Creamy Garlic Chicken recipe as well. 

Chicken breasts don’t have to be boring thanks to this yummy dish!

You’ll be amazed how easy and tasty this Chicken Cordon Bleu recipe is.

Grilled Chicken Breast with Beer Marinade

Easy Grilled Chicken with Beer Marinade

This simple family favorite will leave your mouth watering for more!
5 from 2 votes
Print Pin Rate
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Marinade: 1 hour
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 300kcal


  • 1 1/2 cups of beer
  • 2 pouches 1 box of KC Masterpiece® BBQ Sauce Mix
  • 4 chicken breasts


  • Mix two pouches of KC Masterpiece® BBQ Sauce Mix & Dry Rub with 1 1/2 cups of beer.
  • Marinate chicken with half the marinade for 30 minutes if you’re in a hurry, or a couple hours if you have time.
  • Reserve the other half of marinade for brushing while grilling.
  • Grill over direct, medium heat for 6-8 minutes on each side. Internal temp should reach 165 degrees.


Calories: 300kcal
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Stephanie Keeping

Stephanie is in love with a boy named Sam. He has taught her that it's okay to jump first and look later, to wear a dirty shirt to the park and to decide that today is a good day to take a nap in your rubber boots. She hangs out here blogging at Spaceships and Laser Beams and at our printable party shop on Etsy.


    1. Cassidy Jackson

      August 21, 2018 at 4:29 pm

      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

    2. Faye

      August 22, 2018 at 10:25 am

      This recipe is so easy to make! love it!

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