Grilled Chicken with Cola Sauce

Grilled Chicken with Cola Sauce Recipe
Photo: John Autry; Styling: Lindsey Lower
The secret ingredient to this deliciously tangy grilled chicken is 3/4 cup of cola. You'll love the unique flavor that the cola gives it, mixed with warm spices like cumin, paprika, and chili powder.

Yield:

Serves 6 (serving size: 1 breast half and 1 tablespoon sauce)

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Recipe Time

Hands-on: 21 Minutes
Total: 54 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 254
Fat 4.7 g
Satfat 0.7 g
Monofat 2 g
Polyfat 1.5 g
Protein 39.8 g
Carbohydrate 11.2 g
Fiber 0.5 g
Cholesterol 99 mg
Iron 1.7 mg
Sodium 498 mg
Calcium 32 mg

Ingredients

1 tablespoon canola oil
2 1/2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
1 garlic clove, minced
3/4 cup cola (such as Coca-Cola)
1/3 cup ketchup
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
1 1/2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
1 tablespoon sweet paprika
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
6 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
Cooking spray

Preparation

1. Preheat grill to medium-high heat.

2. Heat a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add onion to pan; sauté 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add garlic; sauté 1 minute, stirring constantly. Stir in cola and next 4 ingredients (through chili powder); bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes or until sauce reduces to 3/4 cup, stirring occasionally. Set 6 tablespoons sauce aside.

3. Combine sugar and next 3 ingredients (through cumin), stirring well. Rub spice mixture evenly over both sides of chicken. Arrange chicken on a grill rack coated with cooking spray; baste with 3 tablespoons remaining sauce. Grill 5 minutes. Turn chicken over; baste with 3 tablespoons sauce. Grill 5 minutes or until done. Serve with reserved 6 tablespoons sauce.

Note:

MyRecipes is working with Let's Move!, the Partnership for a Healthier America, and USDA's MyPlate to give anyone looking for healthier options access to a trove of recipes that will help them create healthy, tasty plates. For more information about creating a healthy plate, visit www.choosemyplate.gov.

David Bonom,

September 2011
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