This Dr. Pepper Chicken recipe is a unique take on the traditional beer can chicken, complete with a sweet and savory sauce made with the soda.
I’ve partnered with Kingsford & Dr Pepper to create a grill gating recipe that’s perfect for the college football season.
Dr. Pepper ChickenRecipe by Jason Hill – CookingSessions.com
- 1 whole chicken
- 2 cans tomato paste 5.5 oz. each
- 1 cup red wine vinegar
- 1 cup soft light brown sugar
- 2 teaspoon ground white pepper
- 2 teaspoons kosher salt
- 2/3 cup Worcestershire sauce
- 4 teaspoons chili powder
- 3 cans Dr. Pepper
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon fresh cracked pepper
- 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 tablespoon ground cumin
- 1 tablespoon granulated garlic
- 1 tablespoon granulated onion
- 1 tablespoon paprika
- 1 tablespoon salt
- Turn on burner to medium low. Add stock pot. Add 2 sticks butter. Melt down. Stir in 2 diced white onions. Add 1 Tb. Garlic-shallot puree, or 4 cloves garlic. Let onions cook until soft. Add 4 tsp. Chili powder and mix to combine. Cook down for a couple minutes. Stir in 12 oz. Tomato paste, 2 tsp. White pepper and kosher salt, 1 cup red wine vinegar, 2/3 cup Worcestershire sauce, 1 cup light brown sugar and 2 cans of Dr. Pepper. Turn up heat, leave uncovered until it reduces, about 45 minutes or so. Blend with an immersion blender to make into a smooth consistency. Taste for seasoning. Set a small amount of sauce aside to use as a barbecue sauce once the chicken is done.
- While sauce is reducing, prep the chicken. Coat with a little olive oil. Season with your favorite dry rub, and coat well. You can put some dry rub underneath the skin as well.
- Start up your charcoal or gas grill. Open a can of Dr. Pepper and place on your beer can chicken stand. Top with the seasoned chicken.
- After cooking about 30 minutes, glaze the chicken with the Dr. Pepper Sauce. Glaze occasionally until chicken is done about 1 hour and 40 minutes. Serve with additional Dr. Pepper Sauce, if desired.
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