Beer and honey bbq chicken skewers

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Incredibly delicious Beer and Honey BBQ Chicken Skewers – Perfect for a weekend or even a busy week night. Just prepare the night before, let marinate overnight and grill when ready.

For as long as I can remember I’ve always hated beer, I could never understand the fascination with it. I always found it bitter, I’d much rather enjoy a cocktail or just a pop. So my parents never had to worry about me drinking their beer 🙂 🙂

Never liked beer but then I got married. My husband taught me to appreciate a good beer, and although I can’t call myself a beer drinker now, I will occasionally enjoy a beer on a hot summer day…

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I have also learned to appreciate the power of beer in cooking, especially in marinades. The beer tenderizes the meat and it gives it tons of great and delicious flavor.

So for this incredible marinade here I used a darker ale, though any beer would work, and I mixed it with honey, and soy sauce and a bit of Dijon mustard. I let the chicken marinade for a good couple hours, obviously the longer you leave it the better it will taste and the more flavor it will have. One thing you could do is prepare this the night before and let it sit and marinate in the fridge until next day when you come back from work. Then all you’d have to do is thread the chicken on skewers and grill ’em. You can make this year round if you’re like my husband. No matter what the weather, rain or shine, he’ll be out there on the deck grilling! He’s usually the grill master here but I’m proud to say that I grilled this chicken myself and am darn proud of it. Now go marinate some chicken! You’ll love it!

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Ingredients

3 cloves garlic, minced
¾ cup beer
⅓ cup honey
1 tsp red pepper flakes
1 tsp Dijon mustard
¼ cup low sodium soy sauce
1 tbsp olive oil
4 chicken breasts, cut into small cubes
cilantro for garnish

Instructions

Cut chicken in small pieces, about 1½ inch cubes. In a medium bowl whisk all the ingredients together. Add chicken, there should be enough marinade to cover the chicken. Cover with plastic wrap and place in fridge. Let it marinate for at least 2 hrs to 24 hours.

Fire up the grill. Thread chicken on skewers, about 5 pieces per skewer. Do not throw away the leftover marinade. Place chicken skewers on grill and turn every couple minutes or so, at the same time brushing some of the leftover marinade over the chicken. Grill until chicken is cooked through. Garnish with cilantro and serve. Enjoy! 🙂

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