Chicken breast with sauce served with asparagus and cole slaw.
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Chicken with Honey-Beer Sauce

Need an excuse to drink beer? Here’s one…make a recipe that calls for 1/2 cup! I cracked open a beer for myself and one for my father-in-law and used 1/4 cup of each. Awesome. This recipe is really tasty and pretty simple! The shallots melt down into the sauce and make a great accompaniment to the chicken. It’s sweet and a little tangy, and definitely goes well with that leftover beer 😉 I served this with Rainbow Waldorf Salad and some asparagus that I sautéed with low sodium teriyaki sauce.

Chicken breast with sauce served with asparagus and cole slaw.

Chicken with Honey-Beer Sauce
Cooking Light September 2012

Opt for an inexpensive, full-flavored domestic beer, like Blue Moon wheat ale.

Yield: Serves 4 (serving size: 1 breast half and 2 tablespoons sauce)
Cost per Serving: $2.36

2 teaspoons canola oil
4 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons thinly sliced shallots
1/2 cup beer
2 tablespoons lower-sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon whole-grain Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon honey $
2 tablespoons fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves

1. 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; sauté 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 and next 3 ingredients (through 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.

Big Flavors Rating: 4 Stars

Ashley Covelli is a food photographer, recipe developer, and culinary instructor based in Ossining, New York. She loves helping people become enthusiastic and adventurous in the kitchen so that they can build skills and confidence to cook for themselves and their loved ones. She can almost always be found with at least 3 different beverages within arm's reach.

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