Chicken with Honey Beer Sauce

October 12, 2012

If you are looking for a quick and easy dinner, look no further! Chicken with Honey Beer Sauce is pretty much guaranteed to please. Using chicken tenders allows them to cook up super fast and the sauce comes together almost effortlessly.

Better yet—chances are you already have all of the ingredients just hanging out in the refrigerator. So, mix ‘em up and make a tasty dinner!

Let’s talk about the sauce really quick. It’s wonderfully dark and reminiscent of molasses. The sweetness of the honey perfectly balances the grainy mustard. Oh, and of course the beer. It’s in there. And you’ll like it.

Chicken with Honey Beer Sauce

2 teaspoons vegetable oil

8 chicken breast tenders

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

1/8 teaspoon salt

3 tablespoons shallots, thinly sliced

1/2 cup beer (I used Black Toad from Trader Joe’s–it’s a dark ale)

2 tablespoons soy sauce

1 tablespoon whole grain mustard

1 tablespoon honey

In a large skillet, heat your oil over medium-high heat. Season your chicken with salt and pepper and add to the heated pan. Cook about 5 minutes each side. Depending on the thickness, you can adjust the cooking time.

Remove cooked chicken from pan and keep warm.

Add the shallots to the pan. While the shallots are cooking, combine the beer, soy sauce mustard and honey in a small bowl. Add to the shallots and cook for about 3 minutes or until the liquid is reduced.

Add the chicken to the sauce and ensure each piece gets coated.

Recipe: Cooking Light