Dark Beer-Marinated BBQ Chicken (Biermarinierten Huhn)
photo by Mamas Kitchen Hope
- Ready In:
- 1⁄2 cup peanut oil
- 1 teaspoon German mustard, preferably Dusseldorf-style
- 1 cup german dark beer
- 1⁄4 cup lemon juice
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon minced fresh basil
- 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leave
- 3 1⁄2 - 4 1⁄2 lbs chicken parts
- nonstick cooking spray
- Whisk together peanut oil and mustard in a large mixing bowl or Ziploc bag. Add beer and lemon juice and whisk until smooth. Stir in garlic, salt, pepper, basil and thyme. Add chicken and turn to coat well. Cover and refrigerate 2 to 12 hours.
- Heat about 5 dozen charcoal briquettes until covered with white ash or preheat gas grill. Spray grill grate with non-stick spray.
- Drain chicken and discard marinade.
- If using a charcoal grill, push hot briquettes to one side of the grill and place chicken on grill rack, on the coals side.
- Cook uncovered until skin is crisp, about 10 minutes, moving and turning as needed with clean tongs to prevent charring.
- Move chicken parts to the cool side of the grill and cover. Cook until meat is opaque throughout and juices run clear, about 10 to 15 minutes more.
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Wow! This was really yummy and moist chicken with a crispy skin. I used a dark beer (Shiner Bock) and a dijon type mustard. The marinade went together so easily. I am helping dd learn to cook all different types of things since she is getting married soon. This was so easy to put together she managed with only a few questions for me. We made the marinade in a ziploc bag as suggested and then just added the chicken. Marinated for about 4 hours. The chicken did not taste like beer at all. I used some basil that I grew but didnt have all the peanut oil so I used what I had and added veg oil to make 1/2 cup. It was more veg oil than peanut. DO spray the grill with cooking spray before using as it does help the chicken to not stick. (they- dd & dh never listen to me about this one!) This is some terific and easy chicken and got rave reviews. This is so simple and can be waiting right in the refrigerator when you get home. Thanks for a great recipe that will be used again in this house for sure. Made for ZWT4
DH and I made these tender BBQ'ed chicken breasts for dinner the other night. The marinade was so fast to put together, which I really appreciated. We marinaded our chicken for about 10-11 hours. We thought the chicken came out very moist and tender and was tasty. Our only alteration was that we used dijon mustard because that is what we had on hand. Served with Recipe #304521 as a side. Made for ZWT4.
Scrumdiddlyumptious! Very quick and easy and oh so tender chicken! I marinated for 3 hours only and it was still beautiful. A lovely unique flavour that got the thumbs up from me and the DH (who's very hard to please). The only thing I did differently was to sub the peanut oil for olive oil and reduce to 4tsp (in accordance with WW core) and then I cooked in the oven at 190c because my george foreman thing drives me up the wall the way everything sticks to it. Made it with a white beer - Rebellion Blonde (from the microbrewery where my Dad works) and it worked a treat. A definite keeper!
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