Main Dish | June 27, 2010

Dr Pepper Chicken

chicken on tortilla with pico de gallo


I based this chicken off the “sweet Pork” from Cafe Rio and that I had Dr.Pepper in my Fridge I didn’t want my kids drinking.



It turned out SOO good. and So easy. Kids LOVED it. of course they did…its sweet. I like to eat this classic taco style- corn tortilla, pico, guacamole and sour cream.

Nate loves it burrito style. filled with corn, rice, lettuce

chicken on taco with pico de gallo


5 from 1 vote
Dr Pepper Chicken
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
4 hrs
Total Time
4 hrs 10 mins

Cafe Rio flavors right in your own kitchen!

Course: dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: cafe rio copycat, dr pepper chicken
Servings: 4
Calories: 832 kcal
Author: Desarae
  • 9 boneless skinless chicken tenderloins
  • 1 liter of Dr Pepper enough to cover the chicken completely!
  • 1/3 cup BBQ sauce I used sweet baby rays
  • 1 T worchestire sauce
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  1. 1.combine all in crock pot and cook for a few hours..
  2. 2.Shred 1/2 hour before and let sit in the juice to marinate a little longer.
Recipe Notes

PRESSURE COOKER: Place all ingredients in pressure cooker, close and lock lid and vent. Poultry setting for 15 minutes, let naturally release. Shred and serve.

Nutrition Facts
Dr Pepper Chicken
Amount Per Serving (0.5 cup)
Calories 832 Calories from Fat 1800
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 200g 308%
Saturated Fat 61g 305%
Cholesterol 3111mg 1037%
Sodium 2792mg 116%
Potassium 18603mg 532%
Total Carbohydrates 80g 27%
Sugars 76g
Protein 1106g 2212%
Vitamin A 1.1%
Vitamin C 0.3%
Calcium 29.4%
Iron 152.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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