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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  1. mmmm. yum!! ill be printing this one out!!! loved the baked rigatoni too, btw. made a ton! we enjoyed it fresh and unfrozen seconds ;)

  2. Looks awesome and we have root beer in the house - great!


  3. this chicken is awesome!! my family of 8 loved it!!! there were NO leftovers!!

  4. This is one I must try. This is my first visit to your blog, so I've browsed through your earlier posts. I must tell you that I love your recipes and will be back often to see what else you've been cooking. I hope you have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

  5. This looks so yummy! Could you clarify a couple of things?

    1. At what point do you actually add the root-beer BBQ sauce to the chicken? Do you pour it into the bag or do you simply brush it on as you grill the meat?

    2. What do you do with the second can of root beer? Is that the root beer that the recipe refers to when it says "Pour root beer over chicken and marinate..."?

    Thanks for your help!

  6. To answer questions: 1.Brush the root beer bbq sauce on the chicken as it cooks. Remember to set some aside first to dip in when the chicken is finished.

    2. yes...the second can of root beer is used to marinate the chicken.


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