Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Root Beer BBQ Chicken

I found this recipe almost a year ago at Prudence Pennywise. I have made it a couple of times since then and it is YUMMY! I will be making this again soon now that grilling season is in full swing.

Root Beer BBQ Chicken
  • 2 cans root beer, divided use
  • 1/2 cup smoky barbecue sauce
  • 1/2 cup Dijon mustard, plus 1/4 cup more for marinade
  • brown sugar, if needed
  • 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken
  • 1 teaspoon each salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon each paprika and garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Directions: In a small saucepan, boil one can root beer until thick and syrupy, about 30 minutes. Stir in 1/2 cup each smoky barbecue sauce and 1/2 cup Dijon. Taste this sauce and add brown sugar if the sauce needs a little sweetness. (Notes: you should have plenty of extra sauce for dipping-just reserve half of it before spreading it on the chicken.) Meanwhile, smear chicken with Dijon. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, paprika and garlic powder; drizzle with olive oil. Place in zip top bag. Pour root beer over chicken, cover and marinate for at least 30 minutes and up to 24 hours. Grill or broil chicken, about five minutes per side, or until outside is nicely browned and inside is no longer pink.

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