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Grilled Cola BBQ Chicken

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Turn chicken into a sweet, tangy dish with our Grilled Cola BBQ Chicken recipe! You only need four ingredients for this Grilled Cola BBQ Chicken.

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  • Heat grill for indirect grilling: Light one side of grill, leaving other side unlit. Close lid; heat grill to 350ºF.
  • Meanwhile, cook cola and barbecue sauce in saucepan on medium heat 10 min., stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; stir in hot sauce. Reserve 3/4 cup sauce to serve with the grilled chicken.
  • Cut out back bone of chicken carefully with kitchen shears or sharp knife.
  • Place chicken, skin side up, on work surface; press firmly to flatten.
  • Place chicken, breast side down, on grill grate over lit area; cover with lid. Grill 15 min.; turn, then place over unlit area. Grill 25 to 30 min. or until chicken is done (165ºF), monitoring for consistent grill temperature, turning and brushing occasionally with remaining barbecue sauce mixture for the last 15 min. Serve with the reserved barbecue sauce mixture.

Special Equipment Needed

How to Spatchcock (or Butterfly) a Chicken

For best results, dry chicken completely before cutting so it is not slippery. Place chicken, breast side down, on cutting board. Cut along one side of the backbone, then cut along the other side of the bone to remove it. Place chicken, skin side up, and press down firmly to flatten.

Grilling a Spatchcock Chicken

For best results, grill chicken on clean grates. Let stand 15 min. before carving.

How to Grill with Indirect Heat

When grilling over indirect heat, the food is not cooked directly over the heat source. The covered grill then acts like an oven, so there is no need to turn the food. Use this grilling method for foods that require at least 25 min. of grilling time or foods that are so delicate that direct exposure to the heat source would dry them out, such as roasts, whole chickens, thick steaks, ribs or delicate fish fillets.


  • 6 servings

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 6 servings
Calories 310
Total fat 15g
Saturated fat 4g
Cholesterol 95mg
Sodium 360mg
Carbohydrate 15g
Dietary fiber 0g
Sugars 13g
Protein 30g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 10 %DV
Vitamin C 0 %DV
Calcium 2 %DV
Iron 8 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

Ratings & Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yum. Yum. I love the sauce on this because it's thin like a glaze and not a thick BBQ sauce. I also like the zip the pepper sauce gives it. Very easy to do but just don't rush the grilling and make sure the chicken is thoroughly done. Just an FYI,I've tried this both on a charcoal grill as well as a gas grill. The gas grill took longer for the chicken to cook. I also thought the flavor was fuller using the charcoal grill.
Date published: 2012-08-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This recipe was delicious. This recipe was delicious. The chicken was moist. Will definitely have it again. I didn't use as much hot sauce as the recipe called for and was still good.
Date published: 2012-07-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Tasty and Delicious! Tasty and Delicious! I made this for dinner, and it was good. I didn't want to use my bbq, so I cooked this in the oven. I gave it 4 stars instead of 5, because I really liked the taste of the cola-bbq sauce, but was sad that it got alittle diluted in cooking so you didn't taste it as much in the finish product. Next time, I'm going to try it with equal parts BBQ sauce and cola. But overall a good recipes!
Date published: 2011-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We have had this several times. We have had this several times. The first time we made this we did use the whole chicken. The other times we used chicken hindquarters and they were easier to handle than the whole chicken. We really liked the taste and how moist the chicken stayed during the grilling process.
Date published: 2013-06-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This is so easy and very "hands off" allowing you to prepare a side dish (or just relax and make... This is so easy and very "hands off" allowing you to prepare a side dish (or just relax and make someone else bring one). The new mini-size cans of soda are just a shade over 1 cup, so they work perfectly for someone who doesn't normally drink regular soda.
Date published: 2011-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This was a very easy recipe to make. This was a very easy recipe to make. I actually made it in my oven and it was wonderful. The chicken was moist and the sauce was great. I will make this again.
Date published: 2011-07-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from What is even better than coke and BBQ. What is even better than coke and BBQ. Try equal parts of coke and may think it sounds crazy but it's actually really good!!
Date published: 2011-08-12
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