My Name Is Snickerdoodle: Fabulous Food Friday #60

8.20.2010

Fabulous Food Friday #60

**Picture taken with iPhone**
I am not a huge fan of BBQ anything really and I haven't really found a bottled sauce that I luuuve...maybe it's because BBQ sauce really isn't my thing. UNTIL I made this recipe and fell in love with this super tender and delicious chicken. Even though it's made root beer, it's not too sweet and not too tangy. It's juuuust right!

RB BBQ Chicken
2 cans root beer or 3 cups, 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 breasts
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1 TBSP paprika
1 TBSP garlic powder
2 tablespoons olive oil

In a small saucepan, boil one can (or 1 1/2 cups) root beer until thick and syrupy, about 30 minutes. Stir in 1/2 cup smoky barbecue sauce and 1/2 cup Dijon. Taste the sauce and add brown sugar if it needs a little sweetness. Meanwhile, in a large Ziploc bag add in remaining Dijon, salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder and olive oil and stir together with a fork. **Reserve about 1 cup for dipping and basting.  Add in chicken and toss to coat. Pour over remaining root beer and place the bag in a large bowl (to help prevent any "accidents" that may occur). Place in the fridge and marinate for at least 1 hour up to 24 hours. I like to turn my bag over a few times while marinating so all the chicken is evenly flavored. Discard marinade and baste chicken with BBQ sauce. **Set aside any sauce that you want to use for dipping before you start basting. Grill or broil chicken, about five minutes per side, or until outside is nicely browned and inside is no longer pink.

7 comments:

  1. yummy!!!!!! i made a version of your choc pudding oreo goodness tonight. it made greg happy. hehe.

    this sounds (and looks) soooo nummy!!! gonna have to try it before summer is ovaaaaah!

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  2. I am the same as you and really do not liked bottled barbecue sauce. Although there is a restaurant in cincinnati called montgomery inn is is basically know for their ribs and barbecue sauce and the place is pretty well known but still locations are limited to around here. Anyways they now sell their barbecue sauce at grocery stores but from what im told its only around here- but i do know you can order their sauce online- and i promise you its not real tangy or spicey or sweet. i know this probally sounds like a add for this place lol but im not this places barbecue is just that good but you may want to give it a try sometime if you cant seem to find the right sauce

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  3. I am the same as you and really do not liked bottled barbecue sauce. Although there is a restaurant in cincinnati called montgomery inn is is basically know for their ribs and barbecue sauce and the place is pretty well known but still locations are limited to around here. Anyways they now sell their barbecue sauce at grocery stores but from what im told its only around here- but i do know you can order their sauce online- and i promise you its not real tangy or spicey or sweet. i know this probally sounds like a add for this place lol but im not this places barbecue is just that good but you may want to give it a try sometime if you cant seem to find the right sauce

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  4. Did you broil or grill the chicken in your picture? Looks awesome. Can't wait to make this!

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  6. I broiled mine in the picture and it was great!!!

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  7. Love this dish. Thanks for such a great recipe! Myrtle Nelson

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