Winter is certainly settling in with noticeable extreme drops in temperature the past week. Unfortunately I got hit hard by the temperature changes and was taken mostly out of action by a rather nasty cold.
I needed something hot and spicey to combat this cold while not being too intensive to prepare or cook as I wasn’t feeling 100% and needed my rest.
Again I turned to beer soaked chicken, this time with a lovely peri peri spice rub to give me that hot and spicy cold cure remedy.
My beer selection for this recipe was a bottle of Panhead Custom Ales Supercharger APA. This American styled pale ale is highly hopped with a dry bitterness and comes in at a lovely 5.7% ABV. Seeing I was not in any state to drink a bottle of beer, I decided the best course of action was to incorporate it in my food.
The preparation work for this recipe is easy, coat your chicken with the peri peri spice rub, add to zip lock bag and cover with the beer and leave to soak for 4-8 hours. Remove the chicken and coat again with the peri peri and then bake until it’s cooked! Simple.
This can be done in the Weber or the oven, I against my best interests did this one in the oven due to obvious reasons. There are issues with chicken breast drying out when baking it but having it soaked in the beer all day negates this and the chicken will come out nice and juicy.
When I get back on my feet I will give this a blast on the Weber and share with everyone.
- 500g chicken breast, free range
- 1x 500ml bottle american style pale ale
- Peri peri spice rub
- Clean the chicken, coat with peri peri spice rub and cover with beer in zip lock bag, leave for 4-8 hours
- Drink remaining beer
- Prepare barbecue for indirect medium heat, 180°C
- Remove chicken from bag and discard marinade and coat again in peri peri spice rub
- Place breast side down over drip tray in barbecue and bake for 30 minutes until cooked, flipping once at the 15 minute mark
- Pre-heat oven to 180°C on fan bake
- Place chicken breast side down on baking paper on an oven tray and bake for 30 minutes until cooked, flipping once at the 15 minute mark
What’s your favourite American pale ale beer? Do you use beer in your cooking at all? Let me know in comments below.