Coffee Beer Grilled Chicken

Grilled chicken
  • Meal Type
    Main
  • Serves
    8

Ingredients

3 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
3cm piece of fresh ginger, peeled and chopped finely
1/3 cup chopped fresh herbs (rosemary, parsley, and oregano make a nice combo)
¼ cup Dijon mustard
½ cup strong coffee beer (porter or ale)
¼ cup prepared Original Blend coffee, chilled
2 tablespoons maple syrup (real, not that corn syrup stuff)
1 teaspoon fresh lemon zest, finely minced
4 tablespoons fruity olive oil 1 tablespoon (or to taste) of hot sauce
Salt and pepper, to taste
8 chicken breasts, skinned if desired

  1. In a large bowl combine all the ingredients, except the chicken.

  2. Taste this sauce and adjust seasonings as you like.

  3. Pour one-half of the marinade into a smaller bowl, cover it, and refrigerate.

  4. Put the chicken breasts into a deep dish, cover with the remaining marinade, and refrigerate, at least two hours, or overnight.

  5. To cook, remove both the marinade and chicken and bring them to room temperature.

  6. Preheat your grill then grill the breasts, basting with the marinade frequently.

  7. Cook until juices run clear from the breasts. Cover loosely with aluminum foil and allow to rest for about five minutes.

  8. To plate, serve with rice, fresh-cooked green beans, and garnish with lemon zest curls and extra herbs sprinkled over the rice.