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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

Mountain Cravings
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.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Dishes
Cuisine American
Servings 15 skewers
Calories 125 kcal

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

  • Cut chicken thighs into bite-sized pieces and place in a large resealable bag.
  • Add all ingredients for the beer glaze to the bag and toss to coat, then refrigerate overnight.

Chicken Skewers

  • On the Grill: Heat grill to medium-high to preheat the grilling grates.
    In the Oven: Preheat oven to 550°F / 290°C.
  • Soak the wooden skewers in water for at least 15 minutes to prevent burning.
  • Pour marinade from the bag into a small pot. Bring to a simmer over low heat, whisking occasionally.
  • While glaze is simmering, thread chicken pieces, shallots, and cherries onto skewers.
  • 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.
  • Place cooked chicken skewers on a serving platter. When the glaze has reduced by about half, remove from heat and drizzle generously over skewers.
  • Serve hot, with extra glaze on the side for dipping.

Notes

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Keyword American, Beer, Cherry, Chicken, Main Dishes, Shallots, Under 30 Minutes