I liked the idea of this chicken, but the end result wasn't worth even the minimal effort to make it. The rub and sauce have very little dimension; it needs some additional spices, not just more of the ones already present. My homemade BBQ sauce has much more complex flavors and takes only a few minutes to make. Sorry, but we weren't impressed.
Grilled Chicken with Cola Sauce
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.
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Total: 54 Minutes
- Calories: 254
- Fat: 4.7g
- Saturated fat: 0.7g
- Monounsaturated fat: 2g
- Polyunsaturated fat: 1.5g
- Protein: 39.8g
- Carbohydrate: 11.2g
- Fiber: 0.5g
- Cholesterol: 99mg
- Iron: 1.7mg
- Sodium: 498mg
- Calcium: 32mg
- 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
- 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.
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