3-4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, still frozen
1 12 oz. can beer, room temperature
3 whole cloves
2 bay leaves
16 oz. salted water, enough to cover the breasts
Olive or canola oil
Mix all the above ingredients to make the beer brine in a large bowl, enough to hold 32 ounces. Place the still frozen chicken breasts in bowl. Set covered bowl in the fridge overnight to brine. The chicken breasts will fully thaw and brine overnight.
Sprinkle both sides of each thawed and beer brine chicken breasts with your favorite rub and set outdoor grill at 300 degrees. Scrape grill grate and wipe with olive or canola oil. Grill breasts, until largest breast is pierced in the middle with a knife and is no longer pink. These grilled chicken breasts will be so moist and delicious!
Karen’s Note: Serve immediately with your favorite side dishes or chill in refrigerator for at least 3-4 hours. After chilled slice breasts into halves lengthwise and then dice or cut into strips. They are great to serve cold on top of your favorite salad, with cold pasta or wrapped up in a low fat tortilla. In the cooler fall and spring months I also make Chicken Tortilla, Noodle or Rice Soups that are great with this grilled chicken breast meat!
Also, my beer brine to thaw frozen chicken breasts was an accidental quick attempt to get our always frozen chicken thawed and ready to place on the grill. We are always told to thaw chicken in refrigerator or microwave, but the fridge always takes too long and the microwave always starts to cook the meat too soon.
Enjoy my wonderful beer brine frozen-grilled chicken breasts recipe for your next outdoor grilling! ~ Karen
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