Beer and Garlic Grilled Chicken

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This recipe for Beer and Garlic Grilled Chicken is a juicy, and flavorful grilled chicken that is easier than you might think. The trick is in the marinade loaded with beer, garlic, and a sprinkling of herbs. This is also a great freezer meal idea that you can use by combining the marinade and chicken in a gallon size zip-close bag and freeze them together. Then when you are ready to cook the chicken, thaw it in the refrigerator, which allows the marinade to work it's flavors throughout the meat. Once thawed, cook as the recipe says. With ingredients like boneless, skinless chicken thighs and lots of minced garlic, you are sure to love this main dish recipe idea. When you are ready to grill the meat, it's important to let the chicken rest on the counter for about 30 minutes to an hour before cooking. Then preheat the grill to medium heat. If you use boneless skinless chicken thighs, you can cook the meat for about 6 minutes on each side. Then increase the heat to medium-high and cook an for about four more minutes.

Quick and easy chicken thigh recipes are just one of the cuts you can grill. When it comes to grilling chicken, you want to be sure and do things properly. For starts always store the chicken correctly. Place the package of uncooked chicken in a separate plastic bag to keep it from other groceries in your cart. You want to take it straight home from the store and refrigerate immediately. Set wrapped uncooked chicken on a plate on the bottom shelf of the fridge, so the juices don't drip onto other foods. And always make sure to thoroughly wash cutting boards, knives, utensils, and countertops after they come in contact with it. Never thaw chicken on the counter. You always want to be sure and thaw chicken in the fridge versus leaving it out at room temperature. Never partially grill and finish cooking chicken later, as doing it all at once will destroy harmful bacteria. Always practice good hygiene with proper hand washing. Marinate the chicken right way. Always marinate the chicken in the refrigerator. If you are using a marinade as a basting or dipping sauce, then set aside a portion for later before adding it to the raw food. Make sure to grease your grill. Before you light up the grill, be sure to spray the rack with nonstick cooking spray or brush it with oil. And keep it hot, you want the grill to be hot when you cook it, this helps seal in the juices and makes it easier to turn over the chicken.

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Ingredients: Beer, sesame oil, garlic cloves, dried oregano, kosher salt, freshly ground black pepper, cayenne pepper, chicken.

* The entire recipe has been calculated for 6 servings.

* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet

* Per Serving: Calories 431, Calories from Fat 124, Total Fat 13.8g 21%, Saturated Fat 2.9g 15%, Cholesterol 175mg 58%, Sodium 727mg 30%, Potassium 462mg 13%, Carbohydrates 3.2g 1%, Dietary Fiber 0.3g 1%, Sugars 0.1g, Protein 66.2g, Vitamin A 3%, Vitamin C 2%, Calcium 4%, Iron 13%

Thank you to Mary at the "Barefeet in The Kitchen" recipe site for sharing this quick and easy chicken thigh recipes idea for beer and garlic grilled chicken. This is just one of the quick and easy chicken thigh recipes you will see on the site. Other recipes you will find on the site include side dish, appetizers, breakfast ideas, main dish, desserts, salads, gluten free ideas, sandwich recipes and more. *

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