Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Chicken with Beer BBQ Sauce

This recipe comes from the Cooking With Beer recipe booklet my parents gave Nate a while ago. The recipe -- Pork Chops With Lager-Infused BBQ Sauce -- obviously calls for pork chops, but we had some boneless, skinless chicken thighs we used instead.

The recipe calls for a marinade and then a BBQ sauce to have on the side. Everything was tasty, and I'd definitely make it again. We (well, really, Nate ...) added a little too much beer to the sauce, it was a little more liquidy than it probably should have been. So stick to the measurements!

The recipe also calls for you to grill the chicken, which we did, but you could bake it in the oven just as easily.

For the chicken marinade:
  • 1 cup lager (we used Lakefront Riverwest Stein
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 3 Tbs. molasses
  • 1 teas. chili powder
  • 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 3/4 teas. salt
  • 1/4 teas. black pepper
Combine all ingredients besides salt and pepper in a resealable storage bag. Refrigerate 2 hours, turning occasionally.

Prepare grill for direct cooking. Remove chicken from marinade and discard marinade. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. Grill over medium-high heat about 7 minutes per side or until cooked through. Serve with BBQ sauce.

For the BBQ sauce:
  • 1/2 cup lager
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 3 Tbs. maple syrup
  • 2 Tbs. finely chopped onion
  • 1 Tbs. molasses
  • 1 Tbs. cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teas. chili powder

Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat. Simmer 10-12 minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring occasionally.

1 comment:

  1. Beer and BBQ are great pairings! I need to expand my chicken dishes, and this sounds so good.