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A few spices, a little Coke, some chicken and your Slow-Cooker Coca-Cola™ BBQ Chicken dinner is done!
As everyone knows, the recipe for Coca-Cola™ is a closely guarded secret. Rumor has it that only a few people actually know it, and they aren’t allowed to fly together!
But if you crack open a can and smell it alongside some spices, you can pick up hints. Personally, I think Coca-Cola™ smells a bit like coriander, anise, vanilla, and maybe even some savory things like cumin.
These flavor profiles also happen to work really good in a BBQ sauce. By starting with a Coca-Cola™ base, you can slowly simmer chicken in your slow cooker and end up with really tender meat – and a sweet and savory BBQ sauce!
The sauce will actually get more watery as it cooks because of water in the chicken. The sauce will be way to watery to serve as-is, but that’s easy to fix.
When the chicken is done cooking, pour off the liquid in the slow cooker and add it to a medium saucepan. Bring that to a simmer and let it reduce until the sauce is nice and thick. It should take about 10 minutes.
Then just slice up the chicken and serve the sauce over the top! I like to add a big sprinkle of fresh chopped scallions to brighten up the flavors a bit.