in a jiff. [chicken w. honey-beer sauce]

September 21st, 2012 by | comments

Friday? Is that you? Is that really you? Thank heavens. Lately, I haven’t had time to cook anything very gourmet, so I’ve relied on quick, simple and healthy recipes. I was able to whip up this chicken with honey-beer sauce after work and still eat at a reasonable hour. My kind of meal. :)


2 tbsp. olive oil

3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

1/4 tsp. black pepper

1/4 tsp. salt

2 large shallots, thinly sliced

1/2 cup beer, such as Corona

2 tbsp. low-sodium soy sauce

1 tbsp. whole-grain honey mustard

1/2 tbsp. Dijon mustard

1 tbsp. honey

2 tbsp. fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves


Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Sprinkle chicken evenly with pepper and salt. Add chicken to pan; saute 6 minutes on each side or until done. Remove chicken from pan; keep warm. Add shallots to pan; cook 1 minute or until translucent.

Combine beer, soy sauce, mustard and honey in a small bowl; stir with a whisk. Add beer mixture to pan; bring to a boil, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Cook 3 minutes or until liquid is reduced to 1/2 cup. Return chicken to pan; turn to coat with sauce. Sprinkle evenly with parsley. Serve alongside/atop brown rice, if desired.

Recipe adapted from Cooking Light.

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  • And made with items that are almost always in my fridge, (the beer is coming after all it IS friday!) this looks great, my kind of food .. i will be trying this soon. have a lovely weekend caroline, i hope you get some rest after such a busy week! c

  • wow that honey-beer sauce looks so very good!

  • egg me on

    Can I double (triple) like this post? Great stuff Caroline!

  • I can imagine how delicious all those flavors are together!! Will have to give this a shot!

  • The sauce makes this dish my friend, your photography is stunning! :D

    Choc Chip Uru

  • Amy

    I know what you mean….I’ve been counting the days til Friday! Halleilujah!!! hehe. This recipe looks so good. Love how quick and easy it is :)

  • Your opening photo was perfect! This sounds like a winning recipe to me, Caroline. I will definitely be giving this one a try.

  • Oh Caroline, this sounds absolutely fabulous. I am going to print the recipe right away!
    Have a lovely weekend.
    :-) Mandy

  • Looks divine Caroline. :-)

  • Your honey beer sauce takes sautéed chicken best up a notch. Have a relaxing weekend.

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  • Hi Caroline! Would you believe I pulled this same recipe out and actually bought the ingredients to make it today! Great minds think alike. I hope mine looks this good. Glad to hear it whipped fast. I need fast right now too. I hope you’re enjoying the weekend. :)

    • No way, really?!? That’s too funny, what did you think? Hope you had a nice weekend!

  • I love recipes that call for a half cup of beer. I get to drink the rest. This looks wonderful.

    • And that’s exactly what I did. :-D

  • This all sounds delicious. Our favorite chicken marinade is a beer one. I’m betting this would be a hit as well.

  • That honey beer sauce looks so delicious, I think that would match any grilled meat as well

  • it sounds amazing, out of this world girl! you are so creative

  • Oh that sauce sounds tempting, Caroline!! Looks so so good!

  • Oh yum! This looks so flavorful and delish!

  • Wowwww this looks SO delicious, especially for a quick but special weekend meal!

  • What a fabulous meal to be able to whip up! I have never heard of honey beer chicken…looks so delicious!

  • Yum! Can’t wait to give this recipe a try!

  • Wow, this is a great recipe, perfect with a side of sweet potato fries!

  • I don’t drink but this looks mouth-watering!

  • Who would believe a humble chicken breast and beer could be made to look so good.

    Love it.