Grilled Beer-Brined Chicken

Penny Day


If you never liked the texture of a brined turkey or chicken before, this recipe will change your mind! The flavor and juiciness of this chicken is incredible! It has quickly become my families favorite and I don't want to grill or bake our chicken without brining again. Even though in this post I didn't sauce the chicken with a BBQ sauce, you could certainly do that. Change the seasonings to what you like too.


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2 c
1/4 c
kosher salt
1/4 c
brown sugar, firmly packed
4 bottle
chilled beer, you can use your favorite. i like using blue moon for this recipe.
bone in chicken leg quarters
bone in chicken breasts


1 Tbsp
1 tsp
1/2 tsp
onion powder
1/2 tsp
garlic powder

How to Make Grilled Beer-Brined Chicken


  • 1In a 6 to 8 quart container or stockpot, mix water, kosher salt and brown sugar until salt and sugar have dissolved. Stir in the beer. Add the chicken. Cover and refrigerate at least 8 hours but no longer than 24 hours.
  • 2Remove the chicken from the brine and rinse thoroughly under cool running water and pat dry with paper towels. Place the chicken on a paper towel lined baking tray and refrigerate uncovered for 1 hour to dry. While the chicken is drying mix together the seasoning blend; set aside.
  • 3Heat gas grill to medium-low temperature. Sprinkle seasoning on the chicken and place on the grill skin side down. Cover grill and cook 15 minutes.
  • 4Turn chicken over; cover grill and cook 20 to 30 minutes longer. Cook until juices of the chicken run clear (170 degrees for breasts; 180 degrees for leg quarters).

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About Grilled Beer-Brined Chicken

Course/Dish: Chicken
Hashtags: #grilled, #brined

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