Food and beer pairing grilled chicken recipe

Beer & Food Pairing: Grilled California Chicken

The weather has definitely been hit and miss, but it’s an Irish Summer after all! We’ve had a few occasions to fire up the BBQ and one of our long-time favourites is this gorgeous grilled chicken recipe from Delish.

It pairs great with Underdog Hopy Lager or PASSifyoucan Pale Ale…to be honest no matter which of our beers you crack open you are onto a winner!



3/4 cup balsamic vinegar

1 tsp garlic powder

2 tbsp honey

2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

2 tsp Italian seasoning

Pinch of salt

Ground black pepper

4 chicken breasts (Tip: Slice an opening in the large side of the breast to allow the marinate in)

4 slices mozzarella

4 slices avocado

4 slices tomato

If you want to get fancy:

2 tbsp freshly chopped basil, for garnish

Balsamic glaze for drizzling



In a small bowl, whisk together the balsamic vinegar, garlic powder, honey, oil, Italian seasoning and season with salt and pepper. Pour over the chicken breasts and marinate for at least 20 minutes.

If you are using a charcoal BBQ, go get it ready (if you are using a gas BBQ skip straight to the second part), then open a Hope and relax.

When you are ready to grill, place the chicken on the hot BBQ, eight minutes per side, until nicely charred and cooked through. We like to brush the uncooked part with a little more of the marinate before turning.

Top the chicken with the mozzarella slices, avocado, and tomato and cover grill to melt. Serve up with whatever else you’ve got on the BBQ and pour yourself another beer!