Today’s recipe is for beer lovers… 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!
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…
… on both sides.
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.
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 do really enjoy this dish though- the beer and the mustard combine to make a nice flavored sauce. And my beer-loving husband, of course, thinks it was the best thing ever. 🙂
Recipes Using Beer:
- Beer Marinated Chicken Tacos
- Chipotle Beer Shrimp with Pasta
- Guinness Beer Cheese Dip
- Cheddar Chive Beer Bread
- Spicy Beer Pickles
Honey Mustard Pale Ale Chicken
- ⅓ cup Dijon mustard
- ¼ cup honey
- ½ cup pale ale
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- 1 medium garlic clove, minced
- 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
- 4 medium boneless, skinless chicken thighs (or breasts)
- salt and pepper,
- rice, for serving
- Preheat the oven to 375°F.
- Add the mustard, honey, beer, cornstarch, ¼ teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon pepper, garlic and lemon juice to a bowl. Whisk together until smooth.
- 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.
- Pour mustard sauce over the chicken and bake until the chicken is cooked through, about 22 to 25 minutes.
- Plate chicken over rice, if desired. Spoon desired amount of sauce over chicken.
- 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.
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!
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.
We used pecan nut ale, this is a great recipe. My 8 year old absolutely LOVED it!
I would love to try this recipe. The sauce looks really delicious with this chicken.
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.
The sauce looks and sounds amazing!
Huge congrats to Jackie!! I love love her and am so excited about her new book! This meal looks delicious. So my thing!
This chicken dish sounds amazing! I look forward to checking out Jackie’s new cookbook!
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.
My husband would love this for sure. Thanks for sharing. Looks great!
Could I add wine and not beer?
I haven’t tried this recipe with wine.
Jackie is one of my favorites! Honey mustard mixed with pale ale sounds like a match made in heaven.
Hey, sorry to be so nit-picky, but you left out how much cornstarch we’re adding to the sauce…
ugh- thank you– just added that in!
This dish looks fantastic! Can’t wait to get Jackie’s cookbook!
What a meal that looks like! I would love to try this 🙂
Thank you so much Lori! I’m honor to call you a friend 🙂
And I’m so glad your hubs like it!
I have got to try this. It looks delicious and the recipe got an eyebrow raise from my hubby.
Oh so delicious! I’m such a Jackie fan! I can’t wait to dig into her book!
Honey mustard and pale ale! Lori, you are speaking my language 🙂
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!
This sounds wonderful. I can’t wait to check out Jackie’s new cookbook! 🙂