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Dr Pepper Can Chicken

Infuse your roasted chicken with the many flavors of Dr Pepper.

Ingredients

Dr. Pepper Can Chicken

  • 1/2 cup kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 3 qt cold water
  • 1 whole 3-4 pounds chicken
  • 1 can Dr. Pepper
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter

Rub

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Steps

Dr. Pepper Can Chicken

  1. Mix salt and white sugar in cold water until completely dissolved. Place chicken in brine for 1 hour. Remove and pat dry.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  3. Brush the chicken all over with melted butter, then massage the rub all over the chicken.
  4. Place chicken on open can of Dr. Pepper on a chicken roaster. Roast for 1 1/2 hours, or until a meat thermometer reads 180°.
  5. Remove chicken from oven, let it rest for 10 -15 minutes, discard can, carve and serve.

Rub

  1. Combine rub ingredients in a small bowl. Set aside.