Tasty Tuesday– Root Beer BBQ Chicken

When I was making my menu for this week I was originally going to make mock Chick-fil-A chicken, but well I didn’t have all the right ingredients soooo… I went searching for a different recipe.

I found a recipe for Root Beer grilled chicken wings. Well, I wasn’t making wings and I don’t have a way to grill. I decided to make my own version of the bbq sauce and chicken breast in the oven.

Root Beer BBQ sauce:

  • 1 1/4 cup Root BeerP1070129.JPG
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup bbq sauce (I used Sweet Baby Rays
  • 1 Tbsp spicy mustard
  • 1 tsp ground onion
  • 1 tsp ground garlic

I mixed all the ingredients together.

P1070138.JPGI then put about 1/2 the mixture into a pot to reduce. This will be used as bbq sauce on the cooked chicken.


P1070134.JPGThe rest I used to marinade the chicken and cooked the chicken in the mixture.

I baked the chicken at 350 for 25 minutes, they were cut into thin-ish strips.  Cook until the chicken is done!


The chicken turned out yummy. The marinade wasn’t super sweet, but was a nice balance between sweet and spice (from the mustard).


Both boys started eating just the chicken and didn’t want to try the sauce, but I did get them to to try the thickened sauce.


Blake liked this meal. He said he felt the chicken may have either been over cooked or under cooked, but he couldn’t tell. He did like the bbq sauce and went back and added more to his chicken after he tried it. He actually dipped his carrots in the bbq sauce as well, he doesn’t like raw carrots… sorry dude you need more veggies in your life. (Blake took leftover chicken to school for lunch)

Blake’s rating: Image result for 3.5 out of 5


Colby liked the chicken right away. He had grabbed Caesar dressing to dip his carrots in so he was already dipping his chicken in the dressing as well before he tried the sauce. Then he decided he too liked the sauce, but he liked it even better combined with the Caesar. Colby said he would want us to make this dish again.

Colby’s rating: aa81a-40

Richard came home late for dinner, so by the time he arrived home the chicken was no longer hot. He decided to just have the chicken as it is instead of heating it back up. He put the BBQ sauce on right away. Richard said it was good, but not the best he has ever had. He wished it either had more of a root beer flavor or a bit more spice.

Richard’s rating: 9cfe6-3252c0

I did like this meal. I didn’t like the chicken without the thickened sauce. I found it a bit bland. It certainly needed more salt, pepper and onion in the cooked version. I did like the reduced sauce, but it lost the root beer flavor the more it got reduced. I got it to the right thickness, but it needed more of something.

Lori’s rating:  9cfe6-3252c0


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