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Cherry-Cola BBQ Chicken

This six-ingredient cherry-cola barbecue sauce will knock the socks right out of your sandals. It has all of the spice, sweetness and finger-licking satisfaction that you'd want from a sauce, and it's ready to go in less than 15 minutes. The recipe easily scales up if you're cooking for a crowd or you just want to have a bit extra on hand, should a craving strike.
  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 25 min
  • Active: 25 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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Ingredients

2 tablespoons vegetable or canola oil, plus more for the grill grates

1 tablespoon unsalted butter

1 shallot, finely chopped

1 clove garlic, finely chopped or grated

1 cup chili sauce

1/3 cup cherry cola

1/4 cup cherry preserves

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

2 pounds chicken drumsticks

2 teaspoons onion powder

1 teaspoon garlic powder

Directions

  1. Preheat a grill to medium-high heat. Grease the grates with a paper towel soaked with a small amount of vegetable oil.
  2. Place a small pot over medium heat with the butter. Add the shallot and garlic and cook until aromatic, 1 minute. Add the chili sauce, cola and cherry preserves, season with salt and pepper and bring to a simmer. Simmer until thickened, about 10 minutes.
  3. Toss the chicken in a bowl with the onion powder, garlic powder, vegetable oil and some salt and pepper. Grill, turning occasionally, until almost cooked through, about 8 minutes. Brush some of the sauce over the chicken and continue grilling until cooked through completely, about 2 more minutes. Serve the chicken with the remaining sauce.

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