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
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 350º 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.