Chicken And Beer Party Pairings

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By Cooking Panda

Pilsners. Stouts. Chicken. Want to find the perfect beer to pair with whatever food is on the menu? Use this as your guide to a good time. After all, beer and chicken go together like chicken and pretty much everything.

APPETIZERS

Chicken Tender PerduZas
Beer Pairing: Pale Ale

Medium body with medium bitterness. Pairs well with pizza flavors such as pepperoni and tomato sauce.

Southwestern Yogurt Chicken Dip
Beer Pairing: Amber Ale

Medium body, malty and mildly sweet. Pairs well with chicken, spicy foods and lightly tangy dairy such as yogurt.

Buttermilk Chicken and Waffle Bites
Beer Pairing: Strong Ale

Heavy body with malty sweet flavors and intense alcohol. Pairs well with rich waffles and complements the fruitiness of the peach-mustard sauce.

WINGS

Extra Crispy Chicken Wings
Beer pairing: Amber Ale

Medium body, malty and mildly sweet. Complements the Chinese Five Spice powder and cuts through the richness of the wings.

Honey Ginger Korean Fried Chicken
Beer Pairing: I.P.A.

Medium body with intense bitterness, citrus and hop flavors. Pairs well with the strong, spicy and sweet flavors of the spicy sweet Korean dipping sauce.

Garlic & Ginger Sweet Chicken Wings
Beer Pairing: Pilsner

Light body with a floral and hoppy flavor. Pairs well with savory garlic and the snap of ginger.

HEARTY FARE

Herb and Artichoke Chicken Pull Apart Bread
Beer Pairing: Hefeweizen

Light body and slightly acidic. Goes great with herbed goat cheese spreads, and the slightly acidic flavor profile works perfectly with the artichokes.

Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Sliders
Beer Pairing: Amber Ale

Medium body, malty and mildly sweet. Balances well with sweet marinades and BBQ sauces.

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Buffalo Chicken Macaroni and Cheese
Beer Pairing: I.P.A

Medium body with intense bitterness, citrus and hop flavors. The citrus and hops contrast with the heat of the buffalo sauce. Also pairs great with blue cheese and celery.

Tags: Beer, Perdue Chicken
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