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Cola BBQ Chicken Recipe
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Cola BBQ Chicken Recipe

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My dad has been making a basic version of this family favorite for years. I've recently made it my own by spicing it up a bit with hoisin sauce and red pepper flakes. Sometimes I let the chicken and sauce simmer in my slow cooker. —Brigette Schroeder, Yorkville, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cola
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/3 cup barbecue sauce
  • 2 teaspoons hoisin sauce
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 6 boneless skinless chicken thighs (about 1-1/2 pounds)
  • Hot cooked rice

Directions

  1. In a small saucepan, combine the first eight ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 10-15 minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring occasionally. Reserve 3/4 cup for serving.
  2. Grill chicken, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from heat 5-7 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 170°, basting occasionally with remaining sauce during the last 5 minutes of cooking. Serve chicken with rice and reserved sauce. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Cola BBQ Chicken in Simple & Delicious June/July 2014

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Reviewed Jul. 19, 2014

Excellent flavor and easy.

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