How’s that for alliteration…
…the beer brine…
…and the breasts…
BEER BRINED BARBECUED BREASTS
2 boneless chicken breasts
1 bottle beer (I used Guinness)
1 bay leaf
1 tbsp whole cloves
1 tbsp peppercorns
1 cinnamon stick
1/4 cup sea salt
1/4 cup brown sugar
2-3 tbsp butter, melted
2-3 tsp chili powder
Plan ahead and place chicken breasts with all but butter and chili powder
in a plastic container in the refrigerator or cooler in the morning
in preparation for your evening dinner.
When ready to grill, remove breasts from brine
and dry well a good ten minutes prior to grilling to allow meat to lose its chill.
Coat well with butter chili mixture.
Place on hot grill and cook side one (about 4 minutes)
Flip and grill side two (about 4 minutes)
Depending on thickness of meat, continue flipping and basting until juices run clear.
Remove from grill and tent with foil for ten minutes.
Slice and serve with your favourite side dish.
Tonight we enjoyed these juicy slices with Spinach Pesto Orzo
(veggies and carbs all in one dish – here is the link to my recipe)