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Beer- and lime-marinated chicken

Beer- and lime-marinated chicken
Los Angeles Times

OUT to lunch on the first blistering day this year, my red wine-loving consort unexpectedly ordered a Stella Artois with his steak frites. I don't know if it was the heat or the hops, but I tasted it and immediately ... Read more

Total time: 45 minutes plus marinating time | Serves 4
  • 1 (12-ounce) bottle dark beer, preferably Mexican
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 canned chipotle chiles in adobo sauce, finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed dried oregano, preferably Mexican
  • 1/2 cup peanut oil
  • 1 chicken (2 1/2 to 3 pounds), cut into quarters

Step 1Combine the beer, lime juice, garlic, chipotles, salt, cumin and oregano and mix well. Stir in the oil. Reserve one-half cup for brushing on the chicken.

Step 2Place the chicken in a glass or other nonreactive baking dish and pour the marinade over it. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour and not more than 4. Return the chicken to room temperature 30 minutes before cooking.

Step 3Heat the grill. Lay the chicken on the grill, skin side down. Cook, basting occasionally with the reserved marinade, until the juices run clear, about 15 minutes on each side.


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