Dr. Pepper Chicken

I had some left over Dr Pepper (???) and had to put it to good use.  Remember, given enough Dr. Pepper I could rule the world…..so  I made the easiest main dish ever- a chicken recipe- and my family loved it.  They’ve been asking for Dr. Pepper Chicken ever since.  I’ve tried different variations of Dr. Pepper Chicken but I didn’t add as much Dr. Pepper and combined ketchup and barbecue sauce because it was thicker and tastier.  Here’s my take:

Chicken recipe

Dr Pepper Chicken
Recipe Type: Main Dish
Author: Mique from 30days


Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 1 hour
Total time: 1 hour 5 mins
Serves: 4
  • 4 -6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 c. Dr. Pepper
  • 1/2 c. barbecue sauce
  • 1/2 c. ketchup
  • 1 T brown sugar
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Salt and pepper chicken and arrange in a 13 x 9 baking dish.
  2. Mix together 1/2 cup of Dr. Pepper, 1/2 cup of barbecue sauce and 1/2 cup of ketchup.
  3. Pour it over the chicken. Sprinkle with brown sugar and bake at 350 degrees uncovered for 1 hour.
  4. Serve with rice.

Looking for other main dish ideas?  Here are some of our family favorites:
Salsa Chicken
Mom’s Chicken Enchiladas
Cheesy Asparagus Chicken
Butter Chicken
Taco Bake

Hi- I'm Mique (as in Mickey). I started 30days as an idea file a few years ago. After three years and hundreds of ideas, I now realize that I'll never check them all off my list. When I'm not creating, I love spending time with family and friends and long drives, especially if they end at the beach.


  1. says

    I love Dr. Pepper in small doses. I always wind up throwing half of the can away. What a great recipe and way for me to use the leftovers up. Thanks!!!

  2. Rebecca says

    I love to braise beef roasts in Dr Pepper, add a little tomato sauce, garlic, onion, and chipolte if you like spicy

  3. Nicole says

    This is in the Fridge,ready to go in the oven when we get home tonight. This and a salad man is it dinner time yet.

  4. Vicki says

    This is a really good. I have done this for a long time. It is also good on ribs, Pork Chops and in a sauce to put over Meat Loaf. For Meat Loaf it is very simple. Make your meat loaf like you like to make it. Then for topping use half a can of Dr. Pepper. Half 1/4 cup Ketchup 1/4 cup of Barba Q sauce two Tsp of Brown Sugar and one half of not jelly but whole Cranberry sauce in can. Mix and coat Meat Loaf. Telling you it is awesome.

    • Teresa says

      t-teaspoon…..anytime you see a T you need the larger because its bigger than the little t. I hope this helps you!


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