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Italian Beer Marinated Chicken

Italian Beer Marinated Chicken

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Simply marinate skinless, boneless chicken breasts in Italian-style salad dressing for a few hours. Cook fully; when done, place in a skillet or slow cooker and pour beer on top. Refrigerate overnight and heat the next day at a low temperature. This chicken is very tasty, moist and delicious and can be prepared in advance, so you can enjoy your party!

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  • Calories:
  • 467 kcal
  • 23%
  • Fat:
  • 16.7 g
  • 26%
  • Carbs:
  • 7.4g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 63.5 g
  • 127%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 158 mg
  • 53%
  • Sodium:
  • 957 mg
  • 38%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet


  1. Place chicken in a nonporous glass dish or bowl. Pour dressing over chicken and turn to coat. Cover dish and refrigerate to marinate for 3 hours.
  2. Preheat oven to Grill/Broil. Remove chicken from marinade and grill for about 4 minutes each side to brown.
  3. Place chicken in a deep dish and pour beer over the top. Cover and refrigerate overnight (8 hours).
  4. Use preferred method to cook chicken on low heat.
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I love Italian grilled chicken and I love cooking with beer, but I couldn't see cooking this twice as per the directions. I just didn't make sense to me so I'll leave that one for those who want to try it. As for me, here's what I did: (which whenever it somes to Italian dressing in a chicken marinade this is standard) I took about 1.5 pounds of BLSL chicken and pounded it down a little then poked it with a fork, I added a cup of Kraft light Italian dressing, a couple cloves of garlic, some fresh and dried herbs whatever I have on hand (rosemary, basil, oregano, thyme) and a bit of white wine vinegar. Now the addition of the beer was new to me, I usually add a little dry white wine. I used a light beer so as not to over power anything. I put everything into a ziploc bag and let it marinate all day. Overall, very good. The chicken came out moist and full of flavor.


I mixed everything together and marinated for 6 hours - it was the best chicken! My husband & son loved it!


Great taste and very moist chicken!! Compliments galore!