Grilling Main Dish

Barbecue Cola Chicken

July 21, 2010

Grilling has got to be one of the best ways to cook meat. Nothing like a summer day with the grill going and smelling your soon-to-be meal. I’d love to make homemade barbecue sauce from scratch, but the easiest way to marinate meat is to jazz up purchased barbecue sauce. That’s what makes this Barbecue Cola Chicken super tasty and a breeze to get on the grill.

Barbecue Cola Chicken

So, how’s it taste?

I’m sure you’ve all heard the different ways to use Coke. If you haven’t, google “uses for Coke” and you’ll see what I’m talking about. Not only is it for drinking, but you can add it to pretty much any food. (Plus other wacky uses.) It adds just a hint of sweetness and helps make this chicken so tender and delicious! I used original Bull’s-Eye BBQ sauce for mine. Simply mix in Coke (really, is there any other brand?) and dried minced onions and that’s it! Couldn’t be easier. I was really happy with the result. Plain barbecue sauce can get a little boring and this is a fun way to add more flavor to your main dish.

Barbecue Cola Chicken


1 1/2 cups barbecue sauce
2 tbsp. dried minced onions
1 can (12 oz.) cola
12 boneless skinless chicken breasts


1. Mix barbecue sauce, minced onion, and cola. Divide mixture evenly into 2 (1 gallon) food-storage plastic bags. Add chicken to bags. Refrigerate at least 6 hours or overnight.

2. When ready to cook chicken, heat gas or charcoal grill. Place chicken on gas grill on medium heat or charcoal grill over medium coals; cover grill. Cook 12 to 15 minutes.

3. In 1-quart saucepan, heat remaining marinade to boiling. Serve chicken with sauce.

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