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Slow-Cooker Coca-Cola™ BBQ Chicken

Slow-Cooker Coca-Cola™ BBQ Chicken
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 3 hr 0 min
  • Servings 4

Slow-cooker chicken with a simple cola-based BBQ sauce. So tender and delicious! ...MORE+ LESS-

Macheesmo Macheesmo
March 7, 2017

Ingredients

2
pounds boneless skinless chicken
1
cup ketchup
1
cup Coca-Cola™
1/2
sweet onion, grated
3
tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1
teaspoon chili powder
1
teaspoon kosher salt
1
teaspoon black pepper
1
teaspoon dried oregano
1/2
teaspoon garlic powder
Fresh scallions, sliced for garnish

Steps

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  • 1
    In a large slow cooker, stir together ketchup, Coca-cola™, grated onion, Worcestershire sauce, and spices.
  • 2
    Add chicken pieces, which should be mostly covered by liquid. Cover with slow cooker lid and cook on high for two hours.
  • 3
    After chicken is cooked, drain off most of the liquid and pour it into a medium saucepan. Bring sauce to a simmer and cook until it thickens, about 5-10 minutes. Meanwhile, keep chicken warm in slow cooker on the warm setting.
  • 4
    Serve cooked chicken, sliced, with thickened sauce on top and garnished with fresh scallions.
 

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
599.4
% Daily Value
Total Fat
34.4g
53%
Saturated Fat
9.8g
49%
Cholesterol
170.1mg
57%
Sodium
1434.8mg
60%
Potassium
778.4mg
22%
Total Carbohydrate
29.1g
10%
Dietary Fiber
1.1g
4%
Sugars
21.7g
Protein
43.4g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin C
16.20%
16%
Calcium
6.70%
7%
Iron
18.90%
19%
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
More About This Recipe
  • 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.
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