Root Beer Chicken

Root Beer! I knew my kids would love this chicken mix. You know us Moms, always looking for a new way to bring chicken to the table. 

1/2 bottle of root beer (about 1 cup)- I used Barq's
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 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. You can take the heat outside and grill it too.
I just served chicken with mashed potatoes and greens.  Yeah! Another dinner down.
Go see what Michael is having these days :) Beautiful!


Joyce said…
Can you really taste the root beer after it cooks? I am always looking for unusual ways to serve chicken and how did your kids rate this? My little grandson will only eat chicken if he has a dipping sauce so that is why I am asking. Hard to get him to eat much lately.
Julie said…
This looks delicious! Can't wait to try it!!!
Shirley said…
This just looks delicious. I'm always trying to think of new ways to fix chicken!! Thanks for sharing!
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Jacqueline said…
Yum, how unique. I just made homemade rootbeer ice cream today. Love rootbeer and this looks like such a fun twist.