Honey Mustard Pale Ale Chicken

Today’s recipe is for beer lovers… > Honey Mustard Pale Ale Chicken

Honey Mustard Pale Ale Chicken

My friend Jackie Dodd is the amazing recipe creator behind a blog called, “The Beeroness.”  You can probably guess what it’s all about, but I’ll tell you anyways… she writes about her recipe creations using craft beer.  All of the recipes on the site- from beverages to desserts to main dishes and appetizers… contain craft beer as a star ingredient.  What a fun blog, right?  Well, she’s so good at it that she nabbed a cookbook contract and wrote a book called, “The Craft Beer Cookbook.”  This recipe comes from Jackie’s new book.  It’s a simple chicken cooked in a mustard-beer sauce.  When I told my husband what I was making for dinner, he was REALLY excited.  I can only imagine how excited Jackie’s husband is to have her around… cooking with beer all the time!

Honey Mustard Pale Ale Chicken 1

Jackie’s recipe utilizes chicken thighs.  Normally I love to use chicken thighs in a recipe, but I don’t buy them unless I can get them somewhere where they are good quality and not so laden with fatty pieces.  I wasn’t able to use thighs in this recipe, so I opted for chicken breasts instead.  I cut them horizontally into thin pieces so they’d all be about the same size.   The chicken is seared in a small amount of butter…

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… on both sides.

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The mustard beer sauce is whisked together and then poured on top of the chicken.  Then you just put the chicken, pan and all into the oven to finish it off.

Honey Mustard Pale Ale Chicken - RecipeGirl.com

Serve it over rice with a little sauce drizzled over, add a vegetable, and serve with a beer if you’d like!  Just for the record, I’m not really a “beer person.”  I’m more of a wine person, and I will drink an occasional light beer on a very hot and sweltering day.  I did really enjoy this dish though- the beer and the mustard combine to make a nice flavored sauce.  And my beer-loving husband, of course, thought it was the best thing ever. :)

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Honey Mustard- Pale Ale Chicken

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 20 min

Cook Time: 30 min

Ingredients:

1/3 cup Dijon mustard
1/4 cup honey
1/2 cup pale ale
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
4 boneless, skinless chicken thighs (or breasts)
salt and pepper
rice, for serving

Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

2. Add the mustard, honey, beer, cornstarch, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, garlic and lemon juice to bowl. Whisk together until smooth.

3. Melt the butter in an oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper on all sides. Sear chicken on both sides until browned.

4. Pour mustard sauce over the chicken and bake until the chicken is cooked through (22 to 25 minutes).

5. Plate chicken over rice. Spoon desired amount of sauce over chicken.

Tips:

Choosing the right beer: Look for a medium-hopped, citrusy American pale ale to find the right balance with the strong mustard notes in this recipe.

Source:  RecipeGirl.com (adapted slightly from The Craft Beer Cookbook)

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24 Responses to “Honey Mustard Pale Ale Chicken”

  1. 1

    Ali | Gimme Some Oven — February 14, 2014 @ 6:41 AM

    This sounds wonderful. I can’t wait to check out Jackie’s new cookbook! :)

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    Stephanie @ PlainChicken — February 14, 2014 @ 6:43 AM

    I have a couple of chicken & beer recipes saved. This one looks like a real winner. Going to try it this weekend. It looks delicious!

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    Erin | The Law Student's Wife — February 14, 2014 @ 6:48 AM

    Honey mustard and pale ale! Lori, you are speaking my language :)

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    DessertForTwo — February 14, 2014 @ 7:07 AM

    Oh so delicious! I’m such a Jackie fan! I can’t wait to dig into her book!

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    Debbie Derry — February 14, 2014 @ 7:23 AM

    I have got to try this. It looks delicious and the recipe got an eyebrow raise from my hubby.

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    Lori Lange — February 14, 2014 @ 7:53 AM

    awesome!

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    Jackie @ The Beeroness — February 14, 2014 @ 9:12 AM

    Thank you so much Lori! I’m honor to call you a friend :)
    And I’m so glad your hubs like it!

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    Amanda — February 14, 2014 @ 9:27 AM

    What a meal that looks like! I would love to try this :)

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    Anna@CrunchyCreamySweet — February 14, 2014 @ 9:32 AM

    This dish looks fantastic! Can’t wait to get Jackie’s cookbook!

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    Amy — February 14, 2014 @ 9:39 AM

    Hey, sorry to be so nit-picky, but you left out how much cornstarch we’re adding to the sauce…

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    Sammi Sunshine — February 14, 2014 @ 9:50 AM

    Jackie is one of my favorites! Honey mustard mixed with pale ale sounds like a match made in heaven.

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    Lori Lange — February 14, 2014 @ 10:04 AM

    ugh- thank you– just added that in!

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    Alice Walters — February 14, 2014 @ 10:56 AM

    Could I add wine and not beer?

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    cheri — February 14, 2014 @ 2:19 PM

    My husband would love this for sure. Thanks for sharing. Looks great!

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    Charmaine (The Party DIY) — February 14, 2014 @ 2:33 PM

    I’m always looking for new and unique chicken dishes to make around my kitchen and this one looks amazing! Pinning images as I type away.

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    Paula – bell’alimento — February 14, 2014 @ 4:28 PM

    This chicken dish sounds amazing! I look forward to checking out Jackie’s new cookbook!

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    Tieghan — February 14, 2014 @ 7:58 PM

    Huge congrats to Jackie!! I love love her and am so excited about her new book! This meal looks delicious. So my thing!

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    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — February 15, 2014 @ 9:13 PM

    The sauce looks and sounds amazing!

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    Lori Lange — February 16, 2014 @ 5:54 PM

    I haven’t tried this recipe with wine.

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    Jennie @themessybakerblog — February 16, 2014 @ 6:32 PM

    Lori, that sauce sounds divine. I love that you paired the chicken with rice so it can be used as a vehicle for that delicious sauce. Yum! Pinned.

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    Joel A. — February 16, 2014 @ 8:51 PM

    I would love to try this recipe. The sauce looks really delicious with this chicken.

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    tammy — February 18, 2014 @ 6:49 PM

    We used pecan nut ale, this is a great recipe. My 8 year old absolutely LOVED it!

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    Lucy — February 19, 2014 @ 9:19 AM

    Thanks for turning me on to the beer blog–my son will love it! Putting it on his Christmas list right now. And putting this chicken on my must-try list.

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    Amalina A — February 28, 2014 @ 2:41 PM

    This looks really good. I love the combination of honey mustard and chicken together so for this, I’m definitely going to try this out. Great blog!