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Dr. Pepper/Cola/Beer or Ale BBQ Chicken 

12 inch Dutch oven, Rubdown interior with light coat of olive oil.

2.5 - 3 pounds chicken (wings, legs or thighs), skin side down.

about 10 thighs (1.5 per pound), 16 drumsticks (4 per pound), or 32 wingette & drumettes (16 per pound)

Combine, mix and pour over raw chicken:

12 ounces Dr. Pepper, Cola, Beer or Ale.

1 1/2 cup (12 ounces), Ketchup (or 12 oz bottle of BBQ sauce i.e. Kraft Original)

6 cloves garlic (2 tbs or 6 tsp)

2 tbs chili powder (skip if using bottled bbq sauce)

3/4 cup chopped onion



8-10 on the bottom in a checker board pattern

12-14 on lid

45 minutes to 1 hour. rotate lid, then pot, 1/4 turn every 15 minutes.

350 degrees if done in oven

Main course serving size is 1/2 pound per person.

Beer Types and Serving Suggestions

Here are some favorite common beers, with some food pairing and serving suggestions:

  • Lager Smooth, light beer, slightly tangy
    Fish, Hamburger, Curry Dishes
  • Pale Ale Light, slight fruity ale
    Green Salads, Fish, Pork, Hamburger
  • Pilsner Light-bodied, mild malt beer with flowery aroma
    Light Soups, Pizza, Fish
  • Brown Ale Smooth, rounded beer with a nutty taste
    Chicken, Salad, Pork 
  • Bock Strong beer with caramel taste
    Chicken, Game, Creamy Desserts, Lamb, Sausage
  • Porter Dark ale with a rich taste
    Cheese, Beef, Barbeque, Fruity or Creamy Desserts
  • Stout Opaque, dry ale with a chocolate taste
    Shellfish, Chocolates, Rich Desserts or Rich Meats

Some other tips:

Beer is a delicious aperitif. Choose a light beer to serve before a meal.

Serve pale beers with light soups and heavy, malty beers with stews.

Light beers are delicious with green salads and vegetable courses.

Serving a chocolate dessert? A rich, sweet, dark beer is the perfect match. Fruitier beers work well with fruit desserts.

A strong sweet beer is a nice digestif, with or without a separate dessert.

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