Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Root Beer Chicken

We eat a lot of chicken at our house. For me, the challenge is finding new and different recipes. I found this recipe at Monster Mama through Foodie Friday's quite a few weeks ago. If you've never been to Foodie Friday, check it out. There's so many awesome recipes and Michael's site is amazing!

I've made Dr.Pepper Flank Steak but never anything with Root Beer. I don't drink much soda or pop, as we call it here in the midwest. As a kid, Root Beer was my favorite.

I am giving you the recipe as written on Monster Mama's site. I decided to make this a slow cooker recipe. I doubled the sauce and cooked it on low for about 5 hours. It didn't have the same thick glazed finish as Monster Mama's did but it was delicious nontheless. You could put it under the broiler for a few mintues to carmalize the glaze. This one goes in my make again file.

Root Beer Chicken
Recipe Courtesy of Monster Mama
1/2 bottle of root beer (about 1 cup)
1/2 c dark brown sugar,packed
1/2 c of ketchup
1 tbsp BBQ sauce
2 tbsp pepper jelly or other jam/jelly
1 tsp spicy mustard (I used Dijon)
4 boneless chicken breasts, cut into halves
garlic powder
onion powder

Combine all ingredients in a sauce pan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until reduced and thickened. Hold over a very low heat until needed. Separate the sauce into two bowls (one for brushing on raw chicken and one for serving with your chicken on the side)
Preheat oven to 350ยบ and line cookie sheet with foil or spray with non-stick spray.
Season your chicken with salt, pepper, garlic and onion powder on both sides. Place on baking sheet and brush them with the root beer sauce. Bake about 10 minutes then turn over and brush with more root beer sauce and continue baking in oven until they are done how you like them and thoroughly cooked through - about 15 minutes more.

I am linking this to Tuesday's at the Table, Tasty Tuesday's and Tempt My Tummy Tuesday's.


  1. I have seen several recipes using pop but have never been brave enough to try one. After seeing your chicken, especially love the part of using a crock pot, and reading how much you enjoyed the recipe, this will be the one I try. Thank you for sharing! =)

  2. I need to try this one really soon! When you made it in the slow cooker with the double sauce did you have a lot of sauce left over? (By the way - I'm a pop person as well! Soda is what you use to make cookies!)

  3. Oh my, this sounds really good! I love the ingredients in the sauce, just the right amount of spice!

  4. I'm always looking for new ways to make chicken too. I've been wanting to make coke chicken but your root beer chicken sounds even better! Bookmarking! :)

  5. First of all, I'm so happy to know that you call it "pop." When people say "soda" it makes my ears hurt. Worse yet is "tonic."

    This looks like a fun recipe to try!

  6. Next time you decide to serve this let me know. That really sounds great. Since I do not not cook much anymore, I enjoy what others cook.

  7. It's always good to find new ways to reinvent the wheel, at least when it comes to chicken! This sounds like one tasty glaze!

  8. I love the ingredients in the sauce, and it looks delicious. Saving this one to try! I like Root Beer!

  9. This would put me in a coma and my guy in heaven! He loves root beer and I love to make things for him. Thanks Julie from him...he's gonna love it. I plan to try it in the next life!

    How's Fall in Nebraska? Are your flowers still blooming? Some of mine are with the leaves falling from the trees.

  10. Thanks for something new to try in the crock pot! Looks and sounds delicious!! MMMMM...makes me hungry!!


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