Celebrating Great American Beer Festival with craft beer recipes from Golden, Colorado! Chicken, shallots, & cherries seared on the grill and glazed with cherry beer from Golden City Brewery.
Cherry Beer-Glazed Chicken Skewers
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Celebrating Great American Beer Festival with craft beer recipes from Golden, Colorado! Skewers of marinated chicken, shallots, & cherries seared on the grill and drizzled with cherry-thyme beer glaze.

Course: Main Dishes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 15 skewers
Calories: 125 kcal
Recipe: Mountain Cravings
Ingredients
Cherry Beer Glaze / Marinade
  • 12 oz. cherry kölsch or other fruit-heavy beer
  • 2 T. honey
  • 1 T. balsamic vinegar
  • 2 T. fresh thyme
  • 1/2 t. salt
Chicken Skewers
  • 2 lbs. chicken thighs
  • 6 small shallots peeled & halved
  • 1 lb. cherries pitted
  • wooden skewers
Instructions
Marinade
  1. Cut chicken thighs into bite-sized pieces and place in a large resealable bag.

  2. Add all ingredients for the beer glaze to the bag and toss to coat, then refrigerate overnight.

Chicken Skewers
  1. On the Grill: Heat grill to medium-high to preheat the grilling grates.

    In the Oven: Preheat oven to 550°F / 290°C.

  2. Soak the wooden skewers in water for at least 15 minutes to prevent burning.

  3. Pour marinade from the bag into a small pot. Bring to a simmer over low heat, whisking occasionally.

  4. While glaze is simmering, thread chicken pieces, shallots, and cherries onto skewers.

  5. On the Grill: Spray grates with nonstick oil. Cook skewers over medium-high heat for about 5 minutes on each side.

    In the Oven: Turn broiler on high. Set a wire rack in a foil-lined rimmed baking sheet. Spray with nonstick oil and arrange skewers on rack. Bake skewers for about 5 minutes on each side.

  6. Place cooked chicken skewers on a serving platter. When the glaze has reduced by about half, remove from heat and drizzle generously over skewers.

  7. Serve hot, with extra glaze on the side for dipping.