Flo’s Beer, Orange & Organic Honey Chicken

Florence, mum of 3 from Melaya Honey takes a very ordinary chicken breast, massaged and dressed it to make it attention grabbing! All done with only 6 ingredients and before long, you have breast you want to eat and savour!

A lot of Asian shun away from breast meat thinking its too dry for their liking. But breast is a healthy part of the chicken as it contains little fat. To minimise the meat getting dry and tough – try this recipe with the beer marinade, and cooking it whole and just al-dente makes the breast meat moist and tender.

But wait. You might think beer is not healthy? In effect, a beer marinade tenderizes meat and adds another layer of flavor—that you already knew—but a new study finds a beer marinade reduce the eventual formation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (“PAHs,” for short) on your dinner. PAHs can form on meat when it’s cooked at very high temperatures, such as on a backyard grill.

Marinating meat in beer can help guard against this formation of PAHs. Drizzled with organic Melaya honey after, you will also benefit from antibacterial properties and antioxidant powers!! Try this super recipe today!

To buy Flo’s Melaya honey – visit her online store.

Flo's Beer, Orange & Organic Honey Chicken

Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Yields: 1 -2

Ingredients

  • 1 chicken breast, whole
  • 1 tbsp chopped lemongrass
  • 1 tbsp chopped ginger
  • 1 tbsp orange peel
  • 200ml beer of choice
  • 1 tbsp Melaya organic honey
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 zip lock bag
  • Chopped chili - optional
  • Salad of choice: Bokchoy, Chili and Orange slices, grilled to serve

Method:

  1. Marinade chicken breast with salt and pepper, massage in gently. Place chicken into the bag with a can of beer. Press excess air out of bag, seal it tightly. Refrigerate for 1 - 2 hours or overnight.
  2. Pound or blend ginger and lemongrass together into a rough paste. Add orange peel, pound further to release the orange peel oil. Set paste aside.
  3. Remove chicken breast from the beer marinade. Massage the ginger orange paste on both sides of the chicken breast.
  4. Set grill at medium high heat. Drizzle chicken with some oil. Place chicken on the griller. Sear and turn chicken on both sides until cooked through. About 8-10 minutes. If you like, you can also grill some bok choy, chili and orange slices along side. They make a great salad accompaniment for the chicken.
  5. Remove chicken and vegetables. Set aside covered with foil for at least 10 minutes to rest.
  6. Slice chicken breast diagonally. Sprinkle chopped chili on top, if using. Drizzle a tablespoon of Melaya Honey before serving. Simple, great tasting clean healthy food!

Additional Info:

Serve chicken with your favourite salad, steamed vegetables or brown rice!

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