Mr. Food: Recipe for Root Beer Chicken

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If you love the taste of old-fashioned root beer, then you'll love this lip-smackin' chicken. The root beer adds a rich caramel accent to the BBQ sauce.

Serves: 4

Cooking Time: 1 hr 20 min

What You'll Need:
•1 (3- to 3-1/2-pound) chicken, cut into 8 pieces
•1/4 teaspoon salt
•1/4 teaspoon black pepper
•1 cup root beer
•1 cup ketchup
•1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
•3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
•3 tablespoons light brown sugar
•1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
•1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
•1/2 teaspoon onion powder
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1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9- x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Place chicken pieces in baking dish; season with salt and pepper.

2. Bake 45 to 50 minutes, or until no pink remains in chicken and juices run clear.

3.In a medium saucepan, combine remaining ingredients; mix well and bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer 20 minutes, or until sauce is reduced by half.

4.Preheat grill to medium heat. Coat chicken with sauce and grill 5 minutes per side, basting frequently with sauce. Bring remaining sauce to a boil, then serve with chicken.

•Potato salad, anyone? Try our delicious Red Potato Salad for a great go-along!

•Save the rest of that root beer and wash down your meal with a Soda Fountain Root Beer Float.


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