Beer-basted Chicken with Aged Cheddar

Beer-basted Chicken with Aged Cheddar

Photo by Gail B.

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  • 4

    chicken breasts, split in half lengthwise (butterflied)

  • ½

    cup light beer

  • ¼

    cup unsweetened apple juice

  • 1

    clove garlic, chopped

  • 1

    tbsp chopped fresh rosemary or 1 tsp dried rosemary

  • salt and pepper

  • 4

    oz aged cheddar, thinly sliced


Cut chicken breasts in half to make them less thick. Place chicken in a bowl and add beer, apple juice, garlic, rosemary, salt and pepper to taste. Marinate at least 30 minutes or several hours if time allows. Preheat grill to medium. Remove chicken from marinade and drain, then cook on grill with lid closed 5-7 minutes each side, depending on thickness of chicken. Reform chicken breasts by pairing up both halves after placing a quarter of the cheese between the halves. Close grill lid and allow cheese to melt for 2-3 minutes before removing from grill.


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