Dr Pepper Barbecue Chicken

dr pepper barbecue chicken

A rich marinating and basting sauce made with Dr Pepper creates this tasty grilled chicken dish.

Dr Pepper Barbecue Chicken
Makes about 8 servings
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  1. 1 (12-ounce) can Dr Pepper (not diet)
  2. 1 cup ketchup
  3. ¼ cup firmly packed brown sugar
  4. 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  5. 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  6. 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  7. 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  8. ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  9. ½ teaspoon salt
  10. 4 pounds split chicken breasts
  1. In a medium saucepan, bring Dr Pepper and next 8 ingredients to a boil over medium heat; reduce heat, and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 30 minutes. Let cool completely.
  2. In a large, heavy-duty resealable plastic bag, combine chicken and half of sauce. Seal bag, and gently toss to combine. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  3. Spray a grill rack with nonflammable cooking spray. Preheat grill to medium-high heat (350° to 400°).
  4. Remove chicken from bag, discarding marinade. Grill chicken, covered with grill lid, turning occasionally, until meat thermometer inserted in thickest portion registers 165°, 20 to 30 minutes. Brush chicken with remaining sauce during last 15 minutes of cooking. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.
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