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Root Beer Chicken Flatbread

As a kid, I loved root beer. As a grownup (but still a kid at heart), I love boozy root beer. (I discovered it at the start of this past football season and it’s quickly become a game day favorite). 

Even if you don’t like root beer as much as I do (shame, shame), you’re gonna totally dig it cooked with chicken. 

Directions:

  1. ‍In medium saucepan saute onions in olive oil. Add ketchup, root beer, molasses, lemon juice, chili powder, garlic powder and cayenne. Bring to boil, turn down heat, and allow to simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.
  3. Pound the chicken and then season with paprika, cumin, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Grill the chicken (you aren’t using your oven just yet) at 450 degrees for 10 minutes, turning once. All of the juices will release from the chicken.
  4. After allowing the chicken to cool, rip the chicken apart with your hands to shred and then top with your sauce. Mix together well.
  5. Roll out your pizza dough and slice it into squares. (Or you can keep in one large square or round shape and serve all together as a pizza, instead of individual flatbreads).
  6. Brush the dough with olive oil and bake in the oven for ten minutes until dough is cooked.
  7. Top with the chicken and serve! (If you want the chicken warmed before serving, go ahead and briefly microwave the chicken or throw the chicken on the flatbread/pizza dough back in the oven briefly until warmed sufficiently).
RECIPE FROM ADIA BENSON
Although her career took her to a kitchen, she has remained a sports fan and finds any opportunity to host friends and family around a game. She has worked for the likes of Thomas Keller, Martha Stewart and in culinary innovation for two years at gravitytank in Chicago. She currently lives in Lake Forest, IL with her fiancé, Alex, and puppy, Paisley, and works at Prime Publishing overseeing the production of culinary content for web platforms and testing recipes that will be published in cookbooks beginning in 2017.
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