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Grilled Teriyaki Beer Chicken Recipe

Grilled Teriyaki Beer Chicken

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Original recipe makes 10 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    1 hr 35 mins


  1. Stir the beer, brown sugar, kosher salt, paprika, black pepper, cayenne pepper, and teriyaki marinade together in a bowl.
  2. Rub the chicken legs thoroughly with the vegetable oil. Poke several holes in the flesh of the chicken legs with a fork; arrange in a single layer in a glass dish. Pour the marinade over the chicken legs; marinate in refrigerator for 1 hour.
  3. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat, and lightly oil the grate.
  4. Remove the chicken from the marinade and shake off any excess liquid. Discard remaining marinade.
  5. Grill the chicken legs on the preheated grill until no longer pink at the bone and the juices run clear, turning one-quarter turn every 5 minutes, 20 to 25 minutes total. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the leg, near the bone should read 180 degrees F (82 degrees C).
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  • Editor's Note
  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the marinade ingredients. The actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 04, 2010

So juicy & yummy! Definately a keeper! Some members of my family have sodium restricted diets so I did not use any Teriyaki marinade nor salt, but I did add 1/4 c. soy sauce. I also let the chicken drumsticks marinade for closer to 3 hours and everyone couldn't get enough! Full stars!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 07, 2010

I reduced the salt, per the other reviews, but still it was too salty. I probably would eliminate the salt altogether if I use it again.


14 Ratings

Aug 03, 2010

This was really good! I used less pepper, paprika, and salt (about a tablespoon of each) and NO cayenne pepper. I also used chicken breast. But was delicious! Will defiantly make again!

Oct 04, 2010

Pretty easy recipe.. I gave it four stars because I omitted all the salt and had to bake since we couldn't get the grill to start. The chicken was very moist and the marinade was pretty tasty but didn't penetrate the chicken like I thought it would. Would try again when it can be grilled.

Sep 02, 2010

This was so yummy! I cut my chicken into cubes and let it marinate for about an hour then I put them on skewers with onions and green, red, and yellow peppers. My whole family loved it and I can't wait to make it again!

Aug 19, 2010

I prepared a half portion of this recipe, following suggestion of other reviewers to reduce amounts of salt, paprika and pepper - just a dash of cayenne. Marinated for about 6 hours, grilled as directed and it was delicious!! Didnt give this 5 stars because of reducing some ingredient amounts, but will definitely make this again. Thanks.

Aug 09, 2010

Nice flavor but way too much salt. I cut the salt in half and used low sodium teriyaki and it was still crazy salty. Don't be tempted to use this recipe on breasts! It is meant for a skin on, dark meat. I would probably use boneless thighs next time and cut the salt to a tsp or two. Would be a five star recipe except for the salt, it's very easy to prepare and has a nice flavor.

Mar 17, 2011

I did use this marinade for chicken BREASTS on the grill, with a few tweaks. I used a little more than 1/8C brown sugar Splenda blend, NO salt, about 1/8C paprika, full black pepper, NO cayenne, 1/2C Yoshida's teriyaki sauce, 1/2C low sodium soy sauce, full vegetable oil, and threw in a couple Tbsp of toasted sesame seeds just for kicks. I let the chicken marinate for about 5hrs, and it was yummy! Flavorful but not overpoweringly so and definitely not super salty.


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  • Calories
  • 412 kcal
  • 21%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 13.5 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 143 mg
  • 48%
  • Fat
  • 18.7 g
  • 29%
  • Fiber
  • 1.4 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 43.5 g
  • 87%
  • Sodium
  • 3524 mg
  • 141%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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