High Heels & Grills: Man Mondays: Root Beer Chicken

Monday, August 27, 2012

Man Mondays: Root Beer Chicken

Welcome to another Man Monday.

All of my family/friends know that I'm a little crazy for root beer. I have tried and reviewed over 40 different varieties of the stuff! I got to thinking... a lot of people use soda to marinate their meats, so why not use root beer? Well, I looked it up and found out I wasn't necessarily Christopher Columbus in my exploration of the idea; however, I wanted to try my own recipe. So here it goes.


Ingredients:
  • 3-4 chicken breasts
  • 2 cups of your favorite root beer (or the cheapest stuff, whatever)
  • 2 tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons of hot sauce (if the hot sauce is super strong/hot, use a little less)
  • 2 tablespoons of vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons of oil
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder

Directions(This is the best part because of how easy it is):
  1. Mix everything (except chicken) together in a large bowl to make a marinade and let sit while you get the chicken ready.
  2. Cut your chicken breasts into strips and add to the marinade.
  3. Stick your bowl in the fridge and let your chicken bathe in the marinade for AT LEAST 4 hours, preferably over night.
  4. Grill 'em!  It doesn't take too long to grill the chicken strips... if your grill is nice and hot, probably only 5-7 minutes or so.
I'll be completely honest...though I'm a grown man, I have a grown-up job, I have a super hot wife, and I hope to own a lightsaber one day, I also have insecurities about sharing a new recipe with others. Think about it - it's nerve racking to try your hardest to make something awesome and present it to a crowd of people! You may as well say, "this is the best I can do, if you hate it, then I guess I suck at life..." Well, we tried this recipe on some guinea pig friends last night. Now, I have some pretty cool friends, and yes they could have just been telling me what I wanted to hear, but every last piece of chicken was devoured. Feel free to adjust the recipe to your liking, but this one is a new hit in our house. Enjoy!

-Zach

37 comments:

  1. Oh, my husband would love this! This may make an appearance at our house by the end of the week!

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  2. Pinning this one. Can this recipe be applied to women too? I am a huge root beer fan! Going to make this real soon.

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  3. Howdy! I am not quite sure about the root beer, but sounds very interesting! I am open:) I am your newest follower and would love a visit from ya!

    Best,

    Heather P.
    http://spunkyrealdeal.blogspot.com

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  4. I'm a new follower and I am definitely going to try this!!

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  5. This sounds delicious! Seriously, I think this needs to be on the menu when I come visit.

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  6. This looks amazing! Just found your blog and am now following you :) excited to read more!!

    xo
    erin

    sweetnessitself.blogspot.com

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  7. Sounds so interesting! I'm a new follower from the Mom's Mingle and I'd love a visit back at http://www.two-in-diapers.blogspot.com when you get the chance! :)

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  8. We love root beer here too! I will have to keep this one to try very soon. (as soon as I go grab Root Beer!!) Have a great day! Stopping by from tempt my tummy!
    http://bobjenjack.blogspot.com

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  9. This sounds awesome! I am always looking for great chicken marinades! I might even make this for Labor Day, yummm!! Thanks for sharing, I am now obsessed with your blog, lol!!

    ~Jen :)
    http://yummyhealthyeasy.blogspot.com/

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  10. we are root beer fans! this sounds like it will be a hit here as well!

    thanks for sharing

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  11. Yum! Must try! Thanks for linking up to "I Did It!" Tuesdays! Don't forget to put a link back to the blog hop somewhere on this post. :)

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  12. This looks and sounds so yummy! I pinned it so I can try it sometime.... (I am thinking tomorrow)

    Crystelle
    http://www.crystelleboutique.com/

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  13. This is GREAT!!! I've tried beer chicken but never root beer chicken!! SO COOL!!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

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  14. We love root beer, I'm sure this turned out delicious!

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  15. We love root beer and I'll bet this tasted delicious, can't wait to try it!

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  16. This looks so delicious! I also have a strong affection for Root Beer, and I know this will be right up my alley. Thanks for sharing!! Megan

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  17. Did you say Root Beer and Chicken?? Girl...that is just too much!! Love!

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  18. This will be on my plate soon....I featured this recipe on my menu plan today www.alilcountrysugar.blogspot.com

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  19. This sounds so yummy! Thanks for sharing. I have to try this.

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  20. Can't wait to taste this! I'm pinning your post, thanks for sharing.

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  21. Making this for my son. He would live off of root beer if I let him.

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  22. Thanks for linking up with our Foodie Friends Friday link party.
    Dawn from Spatulas On Parade
    Remember to come back Sunday and vote

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  23. My chicken is now marinating.....can't wait for dinner tomorrow!

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  24. I'm thinking this could be the first dinner in a long time where my kids don't look at their plates and walk away.

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  25. This is one of those recipes that I'm not too sure about, but it makes me so curious that I'd probably try it anyway. http://acraftycook.blogspot.com/2012/09/1-month-of-fun-september-link-party.html

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  26. Sounds good - although I have to say I've never tried root beer - don't know if we can get it over here in OZ!
    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  27. It's Labor Day and had wanted to do this on the grill but the weather had other plans, So I just threw it all in the crock pot. I plan on shredding the chicken and serving it on buns...

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    1. Chicken turned out wonderful in the crock pot. I used 3 chicken breast so I did cut down on the root beer and some of the spices so I could have more of a sauce. I just used a 12oz can of diet root beer, since that's all I had and minced garlic since I was out of powered. Also to make the marinade more of a thicker sauce I put about 1 to 1 1/2 cups of ketchup in...
      I shredded the chicken when it was done and mixed with the sauce and we served it on buns & the bowl is now EMPTY!
      I will be making this again very soon!!

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  28. Pinned! We're always looking for new chicken dishes for the grill. Thank you for sharing!

    Followed you over from Southern Institute! :D

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  29. Never had root beer and chicken together :) I'm willing to try it though! Thank you for sharing at All My Bloggy Friends last week. I can't wait to see what you share this tomorrow!

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  30. You are really cute. There should be no insecurities about this recipe. It looks great, and I know my son and husband are going to love it. They are grown men too, and would probably like a light saber also. Thank you so much for sharing with Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party last week. This weeks Link Party is opened at
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/09/simple-anti-aging-moisturizer-and.html
    from Wednesday until Sunday.
    Hope to see you there.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above
    www.adornedfromabove.com

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  31. Wow, root beer and chicken...what a great combo!! Thanks for linking up to Tasty Thursdays on The Mandatory Mooch. I hope you will link up again this week. The party will be live tonight. http://www.mandatorymooch.blogspot.com

    Thanks, Nichi

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  32. This is great! I've done Dr. Pepper & chicken but never root beer which is probably my favorite soda! Thanks so much for linking to Mom's Test Meal Mondays!

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  33. Stopping by to let you know I will be featuring your Chicken & the Bisciuts tomorrow~ Thanks for linking up!
    Kim~madeinaday

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  34. This looks so yummy! My linky party closes tonight, but I hope you'll link this (and anything else you'd like to share) to my party at One Creative Weekend on OneCreativeMommy.com. The party is open Fridays-Wednesdays every week. Hope to see you there!

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  35. Pinned this one! I think this sounds awesome! :)

    Thanks so much for sharing at Mom's Test Meal Mondays this week!

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