Finally, it is officially fall! Even here in the very hot, “Tucson Arizona”, the days are getting shorter and a little cooler too. When it comes to “fall appropriate” recipes that include beer, I am usually bringing you sweets and desserts, but not today! Today we are putting beer on our chicken…Well, beer “glaze”, anyway.

Bring in the fall with this warm, delicious chicken dinner! Chicken breasts meet up with honey, hefeweizen beer, and Dijon mustard to bring you a deliciously warm and savory chicken meal that everyone at your supper table will be sure to love! This recipe is even better to me because it’s very affordable and quick to make but tastes like something far more decadent! What’s not to love?

What you will need:

2 teaspoons canola or vegetable oil

4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (about 6 ounces each)

¼-1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

1/8 teaspoon salt (more if to your tastes)

3 tablespoons thinly sliced shallots

½ cup Hefeweizen beer

2 tablespoons of soy sauce

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

1 tablespoon honey

2 tablespoons fresh parsley leaves

How to cook it:

Pat the chicken breasts dry with a paper towel. Season chicken with salt and pepper.

Add the oil to a large pan and coat completely. Once the oil is hot, add in the chicken breasts and sauté for about 6 minutes on each side or until the chicken is fully cooked. Remove the chicken from the pan and cover to keep warm.

In the same pan, add the shallots and cook them for about 1 minute until they are translucent and fragrant.

While the shallots are cooking, combine the beer, soy sauce, Dijon mustard, and honey in a small bowl.

Add this liquid mixture to the pan with the shallots to deglaze. Bring this mixture to a boil while scraping the bits from the pan, incorporating them into the sauce as it boils.

Cook for 3 minutes or until the liquid reduces to about a half-cup.

Return the chicken breasts to the pan and turn them to coat. Sprinkle the chicken breasts with parsley and serve with roasted vegetables, side salad, or mashed potatoes. Oh, and don’t forget a big, cold, glass of hefeweizen on the side!

If you enjoyed this recipe, or have any questions, please let us know in the comments. Until next time, it’s “winner, winner, chicken dinner!”