Friday, March 16, 2012

Guinness BBQ Chicken for St Patty's Day

I really want to like corned beef and cabbage and get into that whole St. Patty's Day dinner tradition but I just can't seem to do it!  I do need to have something festive on the menu for tomorrow and I think anything with Guinness on the ingredient list qualifies!  With the weather forecast calling for mostly sunny skies and temps in the 60's, Guinness bbq chicken will be the perfect "summer is so close I can almost taste it" kind of meal!  Take five minutes tonight and prepare this chicken for tomorrow night's St. Patty's Day feast!  Enjoy!

Prep Ahead Plan:  Prepare the chicken tonight and leave it in the fridge until you're ready to bake it tomorrow!  Alternatively, the chicken can be grilled!  Reserve the marinade, boil it and baste the chicken while cooking!  

Guinness BBQ Chicken
1 teaspoon seasoned salt
4 split chicken breasts (bone in)
1 bottle of Guinness
2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 tablespoons dark molasses

1 teaspoon garlic powder
crushed red pepper (to taste)

cooking spray

1.  Spray a 9 X 13 baking pan with cooking spray.   
2.  Season chicken with seasoning salt.  Place remaining ingredients in the baking pan and stir to combine.  
3.  Place chicken in the pan and spread sauce all over the pieces.  Make sure the pieces are skin side down in the pan.  Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.  
4.  Preheat oven 350 degrees.  Bake the chicken, uncovered, for 30 minutes.  Flip the chicken and bake for an additional 30-40 minutes.