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Sweet Southern Barbecue Chicken

Coca-Cola is the secret ingredient in this dish for just the right amount of sweetness.

1 hr 20 mins
4 Serving(s)
Sweet Southern Barbecue Chicken


  • 3 tbsp. canola oil, divided
  • 1/2 cup white onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tsp. dry mustard
  • 1 tsp. honey mustard
  • 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 cup Coca-Cola
  • 2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken thighs


  1. To make sauce, heat 1 tablespoon oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and cook 2 minutes or until slightly softened. Stir in brown sugar, dry mustard, honey mustard and Dijon mustard. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, 20 minutes or until thickened.
  2. Add Coca-Cola, balsamic vinegar, cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce and ketchup; stir to combine. Simmer 15 to 20 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat and set aside.
  3. Heat remaining oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add half of chicken and cook 5 to 7 minutes, flip; cook an additional 5 to 7 minutes or until cooked through (165 degrees), brush with sauce. Brush sides again with sauce during the last 2 minutes of cooking. Repeat with remaining chicken. Serve chicken with additional sauce.

Nutrition Facts

570 Calories Per ServingFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 3.5gCholesterol: 215mgSodium: 660mgCarbohydrates: 49gFiber: 1gSugars: 44gProtein: 46g

Actual nutritional values may vary depending on specific ingredients used and/or modifications to the recipe