Grilled Drunken Chicken

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Captain Cook
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Grilled Drunken Chicken

Post by Captain Cook » Wed May 06, 2009 12:44 pm

GRILLED DRUNKEN CHICKEN
4 –6 chicken breasts
375 ml can of Beer
125 ml (8 tablespoons) Soy sauce
1 tablespoon of white sugar
2 Garlic cloves, mashed or finely chopped
Juice of 3 lemons
1 medium onion, finely chopped
Squeeze the juice of the lemons over the chicken and let stand while preparing the rest of the marinade.
In a large bowl, combine the beer, soy sauce, sugar, chopped onion and chopped garlic. Drain the lemon juice from the chickens and pour into this mixture.
Put the chicken in the marinade, cover and refrigerate overnight. Make sure the marinade covers the chicken.
Preheat the Q™ on high for 10 minutes. Set up for indirect cooking with a trivet and foil. Turn the heat down 2 strokes from high and cook the chicken for about 20 – 30 minutes (with the lid down) turning every 8 to 10 minutes. Brush both sides of the chicken pieces with the marinade each time you turn them. Alternately cook the chicken indirect on a kettle for 20 – 30 minutes as above.

Recipe prepared by “The Gourmet Cabernet” alias “Captain Cook”


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Re: Grilled Drunken Chicken

Post by Captain Cook » Sat Jul 27, 2013 4:53 pm

Prepped it last night and did it for lunch today for something different.
Dragged the recipe from out of my Q cookbook
I forgot how good it was - no pics unfortunately

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Grilled Drunken Chicken

Post by mrjack » Sat Jul 27, 2013 5:09 pm

I actually made this a couple of nights ago for the first time on my q320.

I'm really impressed at how juicy and tender chicken breasts come up on the Q320 - whether it be this recipe, or just grilling with some herbs and spices.


I found this recipe really easy to prepare and the output delicious,even if not all that great to look at.

Thanks for the recipe!

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Re: Grilled Drunken Chicken

Post by Captain Cook » Sat Jul 27, 2013 5:20 pm

mrjack wrote:I actually made this a couple of nights ago for the first time on my q320.

I'm really impressed at how juicy and tender chicken breasts come up on the Q320 - whether it be this recipe, or just grilling with some herbs and spices.


I found this recipe really easy to prepare and the output delicious,even if not all that great to look at.

Thanks for the recipe!
Sometimes its a lot more about taste than presentation.

Captain

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Grilled Drunken Chicken

Post by mrjack » Sat Jul 27, 2013 6:12 pm

Captain Cook wrote:
Sometimes its a lot more about taste than presentation.

Captain

Fully agree.

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Grilled Drunken Chicken

Post by talisker63 » Sat Jul 27, 2013 6:25 pm

Sounds nice, what do you think the beer adds to the flavour?
And don't say "beer taste"!

Would it be like a background wine flavour such as when using white wine?

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Re: Grilled Drunken Chicken

Post by Captain Cook » Sat Jul 27, 2013 6:42 pm

talisker63 wrote:Sounds nice, what do you think the beer adds to the flavour?
And don't say "beer taste"!

Would it be like a background wine flavour such as when using white wine?
Never tried it with wine,
The beer gives it an earthy undertone and helps reduce the acidity of the lemon juice whilst maintaining the citric flavours, Because of the PH level it helps transport the flavours into the flesh. It also adds a certain bitter maltiness to the flavour profile. The sugar in the recipe helps reduce the bitterness.

You can always try with wine but you will completely change the flavour profile.

Captain

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Grilled Drunken Chicken

Post by talisker63 » Sat Jul 27, 2013 7:13 pm

Nope I will stick with the original. Always best to try a recipe as written first time before any alterations.
Just wanted to know what the beer does and you have answered perfectly.

Thanks

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Re: Grilled Drunken Chicken

Post by stephenk » Sun Sep 15, 2013 7:53 pm

Tried this today, with a 10 hour marinade, and very large chicken breasts. Cook took 40mins due to large breasts. (A few smaller offcuts cooked perfectly in 10 minutes)

Delicious taste, another great Captain Cook recipe!

Beer is obviously the most overpowering taste in this dish, but I'm sure without the other ingredients it would taste odd. For my next attempt at this dish, I might do a quick sear to add that BBQ charcoal taste (should I do this at the start or end?) and maybe cut the breast into strips to allow for faster cooking and more flavour (?).

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Re: Grilled Drunken Chicken

Post by Jasmine » Sat Feb 18, 2017 2:05 pm

When we made it on the weekend we cooked it on a charcoal grill . Family love it.


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