Grilled, marinated chicken breasts are baked with Muenster cheese in a homemade tomatillo sauce in this fun dinner recipe.
- Prep 20 m
- Cook 30 m
- Ready In 6 h 50 m
- 1 (12 fluid ounce) can or bottle beer
- 1/2 cup teriyaki sauce
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 8 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
- 8 slices Muenster cheese
- 3 1/2 pounds fresh tomatillos, husks removed
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 onion, chopped
- 6 cloves garlic, chopped, or more to taste
- 1 pinch salt and ground black pepper to taste
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
- 1 cup sour cream
- Whisk beer, teriyaki sauce, chili powder, and garlic powder together in a bowl, pour into a resealable plastic bag. Add the chicken, coat with the marinade, squeeze out excess air, and seal the bag. Marinate in the refrigerator 6 to 24 hours.
- Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate.
- Remove chicken from the marinade and shake off excess. Discard the remaining marinade.
- Cook the chicken breasts on preheated grill until no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, 7 to 10 minutes per side. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Arrange chicken breasts in a baking dish and top each with a slice of Muenster cheese.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
- Combine tomatillos and water in a large saucepan, bring water to a boil, place cover on saucepan, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook until tomatillos begin to burst, 7 to 10 minutes. Stir onion and garlic into tomatillo sauce, season with salt and pepper, continue cooking at a low boil until onion is tender, about 15 minutes.
- Pour tomatillo sauce into a blender. Cover and hold lid down, pulse a few times before leaving on to blend until smooth. Stir sour cream and cilantro into the tomatillo sauce, pour over the chicken and Muenster cheese.
- Bake in preheated oven until cheese melts, about 15 minutes.