Grilled Beer and Molasses Chicken Breasts


Regarding BBQ. Inc

  • Total: 28 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 18 mins
  • Yield: Serves 4

A great recipe for chicken breast.  The beer adds a nice subtle flavor that compliments the sweetness of the molasses and the brightness of the cinnamon. A great addition to salads, sandwiches, wraps, or just served with rice or grilled vegetables.


  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup/120 mL beer, ale works best
  • 1/4 cup/60 mL ketchup or tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon/15 mL molasses
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL onion powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons/7.5 mL sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon/1.25 mL cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon/1.25 mL coarse ground black pepper

Steps to Make It

Gather the ingredients.

Combine marinade ingredients in a medium bowl. Place chicken breasts in a resealable plastic bag. Add marinade to chicken, seal bag, and allow to marinate in refrigerator for 2-4 hours. Preheat grill for medium-high heat. Remove chicken from bag and discard marinade. Place on grill and cook for 8-9 minutes on each side. When thickest part of meat reaches 165 degrees F/75 degrees C, remove chicken from grill, let rest and serve. Carve into slices and add to salads, wraps, and in pasta dishes.