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Horizontal image of four grilled chicken breasts on a white serving platter with wedges of lemon, with two mugs of beer to the right and left, and a white cloth with blue stripes in the foreground, on a gray slate surface.

Grilled Lager and Lemon Chicken

  • Author: Meghan Yager
  • Total Time: 8 hours, 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


Beer isn’t just for drinking anymore. This juicy grilled lager and lemon chicken is a tasty way to enjoy your favorite brew outside the glass.


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (or thighs work great too, about 3 lbs total)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup lager beer
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh basil


  1. Place all ingredients inside a gallon-size zip top bag. Seal tightly and shake to distribute evenly. Place in the refrigerator overnight.  
  2. When ready to cook, remove chicken from marinade and place on preheated grill. Discard bag.  
  3. Cook 5 minutes on each side, or until an instant read thermometer registers 165˚F.  Serve immediately.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Chicken
  • Method: Grilling
  • Cuisine: Poultry

Keywords: grilled chicken, beer, lager, lemon, marinade