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Hiver Honey Beer Grilled Chicken Skewers – it’s the bee’s knees!

I love it when the sun shines and here in London we have been enjoying a great week of weather and events including Wimbledon tennis – well done Heather, you pushed Serena hard but she is  number 1 & supreme.  Also the RHS Hampton Court Flower show -beautiful & inspirational with lots of purple flowers, my favourite colour. I love to discover new craft food & drink, the story behind their creation and then think up  recipes to use them in the best way.

I was lucky to meet Hannah Rhodes, founder of Hiver beers brewed with English blossom & heather honey sourced from rooftop urban beehives, some near The Shard, UK’s  tallest building in Southwark, London. Honey beer is a traditional beer style in the UK and  Hannah has worked hard to perfect the recipe.  All the ingredients & packaging are sourced from the UK & 10% profits are donated  to pollinator charities – so important to look after our bees. I am not generally a beer drinker but the blonde style of beer brewed with honey is refreshing with a subtle blend of citrus, hops and honey sweetness- thirst quenchingly delicious.

Ingredients for marinade

Ingredients for marinade

I use chicken thighs for this recipe as they are juicier than chicken breast, especially when grilled or barbecued.

Ingredients for marinade:

12 tablespoons  Hiver honey beer (unpasteurised, 5% ABV).

1 teaspoon honey

1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

1 teaspoon dark soy sauce

1 large garlic clove grated

Honey beer marinade

Honey beer marinade

1/2 red onion chopped

1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika

salt & black pepper

few sprigs of fresh thyme & rosemary – wash, remove leaves & discard stalks


Chicken marinading

Chicken marinading

Combine marinade ingredients.

Add chunks of chicken thighs & marinade for 2 hours or overnight in the fridge.

Skewer, grill/ BBQ  & serve with wedges of lime – the bees knees!

Grilled chicken skewers  with a squeeze of lime

Hiver Honey Beer Grilled chicken skewers with a squeeze of lime

Filed under: Chicken, Meat

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Food designer by day, food blogger by night. I am passionate about food and London, the vibrant food capital of the world. I live it, cook it, eat it... then write about it.


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