Beer-glazed barbecued chicken

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5 min


4 servings

* PLUS Cooking time: 14 minutes


  • 8 to 12 skinless, boneless chicken thighs , or 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1/4 cup beer
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro


  • Lightly oil a large frying pan and set over medium-high heat. Add chicken. Cook until golden, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Stir in barbecue sauce and beer. Turn chicken to coat. Using a wooden spoon, scrape up and stir in any brown bits from pan bottom to add flavour. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and simmer until chicken feels springy when pressed, 8 to 10 minutes. Turn once. Sprinkle with coriander.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 173,
  • Protein
  • 22.2 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 2.6 g,
  • Fat
  • 7.3 g,
  • Fibre
  • 0.2 g,
  • Sodium
  • 227 mg.

Store-bought barbecue sauce and beer do wonders for chicken. The best part? There’s enough beer left over to sip while you cook. Cheers!

Time Saver

A bottle of beer is terrific as a marinade or liquid for stewing inexpensive roasts. Experiment with ales and lagers.