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Embarrassingly Easy Barbecue Chicken

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"This chicken is as good as it is easy. It is a real family favorite even in Texas."

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Mix the cola and ketchup in a 9x13 inch baking dish. Add the chicken pieces, turning to coat well. Bake skin side down for 30 minutes. Turn and bake for an additional 30 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes and serve!
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 31, 2008

This recipe needs to be tweaked. I use this recipe for a catering , and everyone loves it. The best way to make this is one can of warm coke, heinz catsup, start with equal amounts then to taste, simmer for about a half and hour and stir so it won't burn. Let it sit in the frig overnight and it will thicken it up. By putting it in the frig the catsup and coke mesh really well, sometimes I add mushrooms and onions, it is excellent. It is great with Patty LaBelles macaroni and cheese. Beware of calories great, comfort food. :-)

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 10, 2004

I'm sorry, my family thought this recipe was terrible and I threw away all of the leftover chicken. It was easy but had no flavor.


21 Ratings

Oct 14, 2003

Only a "kid" would love it. The only similarity to barbecue chicken is the color. "Families in Texas love it." Well, we here in Pennsylvania love the real taste of barbecue, not imitation flavor. Would not serve to guests.

Aug 10, 2003

I do not recomend this recipe. It tastes like over sweetened Ketchup! We BBQ alot and this does not resemble BBQ chicken at all.

Jul 17, 2006

I've tried this recipe three times. The first time I used diet Pepsi and ketchup. It came out grossly sweet and I threw it away. A friend told me to be sure to use Diet Coke, so the second time I did. It was very blah; tasted like sweet ketchup to me but I thought it could have potential. So the third time I tried to liven it up with 2 cloves garlic, 1/2 a minced onion, 1/2 a minced green pepper, white pepper, and a dash of worstershire sauce. The additions actually made it worse. I'm sorry, but this absolutely didn't work for me.

Jul 23, 2004

This recipe turned out surprisingly well. The sauce is not exactly a BBQ type, it's more of a tomatoey type of taste, but it's pretty good nevertheless. My husband absolutely loved it. I was a little less enthusiastic, but I still found it to be worthwhile - and definitely an easy meal to make. Will serve it again.

Oct 25, 2007

The "texas families" who love this recipe must not really be from Texas...'cause we KNOW good BBQ...and this ain't it!!!

Feb 03, 2007

Embarassingly embarassing you mean. This recipe was awful. We ended up eating a couple bites and then ordering out for pizza.


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  • Calories
  • 865 kcal
  • 43%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 34.3 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 255 mg
  • 85%
  • Fat
  • 51.6 g
  • 79%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 65 g
  • 130%
  • Sodium
  • 1334 mg
  • 53%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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