RECIPE: Beer-marinated braaied chicken thighs

You can make the delectable marinade for these chicken thighs with your favourite craft beer

12 September 2017 - 13:17 By Hein van Tonder
Beer-marinated braaied chicken thighs.
Beer-marinated braaied chicken thighs.
Image: Hein van Tonder

Serves: 4

Difficulty: Easy

Time: approximately 2 hours


8 chicken thighs, deboned, skin on



250ml (1 cup) local craft beer, like an amber ale

2 cloves garlic, bashed

30ml (2 tbsp) lemon juice

30ml (2 tbsp) olive oil

30ml (2 tbsp) brown sugar

15ml (1 tbsp) rosemary leaves, roughly chopped

Coarse black pepper to taste


1. Season the chicken thighs with salt.

2. Mix all the marinade ingredients, pour over the thighs and marinate for 1-2 hours.

3. Braai on a grid over medium coals, basting frequently with the marinade and turning regularly until cooked through.

4. Rest for 5 minutes before serving.