Marinated Root Beer Grilled Chicken Recipe

Marinated Root Beer Grilled Chicken is on our menu for the rest of the summer. It is so easy to throw together and tastes absolutely amazing. The chicken is so tender and juicy. I highly recommend giving it a try.

I am a huge root beer fan. We didn’t drink a whole lot of soda growing up, so when we did I always made sure to have root beer.

After trying Camille’s Slow Cooker Root Beer Pulled Pork, I knew I had to try another root beer recipe.  This marinade has a few basic ingredients but tastes absolutely amazing.

The root beer gives it a nice sweet flavor and helps make your chicken so moist.

If you are looking for a quick and simple dinner idea, perfect for summer, we highly recommend this Marinated Root Beer Grilled Chicken. It is so simple to throw together and tastes absolutely amazing.

what could i use instead of root beer, in the marinade?

I love this recipe, because the root beer gives it such a sweet and unique taste. However, if you don’t have any root beer on hand, you could honestly use any carbonated drink.

I have made this with Dr. Pepper, Mountain Dew, Diet Coke, and Sprite.

I definitely prefer the root beer, but this really is delicious with any carbonated drink. The carbonation really tenderizes the meat nicely, giving it a juicy taste, and allowing the root beef flavor to sink in a bit.

Reduce the sodium:

If you are concerned about the amount of sodium in the recipe, you could easily use lemon juice or a low sodium soy sauce. The chicken just needs something a little more acidic to make it tender and juicy for grilling.

You can also go without the extra salt. I prefer the soy sauce over the lemon juice, but the lemon juice does work as well.

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Serves: 4-6

Marinated Root Beer Grilled Chicken Recipe

3 hr, 10 Prep Time

10 minCook Time

3 hr, 20 Total Time

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  • 1 (12 ounce) can root beer
  • 2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 4-6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts


  1. Combine root beer, apple cider vinegar, vegetable oil, soy sauce and salt and pepper in a large bowl or container to make marinade. Add chicken to marinade. Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours, or overnight.  
  2. Grill over medium-high heat until cooked through.

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7 Responses to “Marinated Root Beer Grilled Chicken Recipe”

  1. Beth Wadsworth
    Making this today for my Freezer Club. Looking forward to trying it. I give it up to you blogger girls. I could totally dig blogging myself, except for the negative comments from people who have not even made the recipe, or hardly even read it. I am too sensitive, I guess. I hope you can all laugh it off.
    • Susan Jean
      I made this chicken Tonite , followed the recipe only thing I did was I added no salt garlic, pepper spice, & chicken tenderloins Was my first time using our new foodie grill, I kinda burned it One side, but it was so good the flavor was Mmmmmmmgood, hubby liked it alot, will make again & try not to burn it next time.
  2. I made this tonight for a lot of people. I didn't have any root beer, so I used Dr. Pepper and it was AMAZING!!!!!! I did put in the recommended soy sauce and the salt, but it was mostly discarded so I'm not worried about an excessive amount of sodium consumption. I do have high blood pressure, and I did not feel any ill effects from the sodium content (usually I can feel it if there is too much sodium in something). I highly recommend this recipe.

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