Loading Video...

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
Share This Recipe

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.

Fudge Factor

Train Frontman Pat Monahan's Dark Chocolate Obsession Feb 11, 2013

By: Cameron Curtis

Train frontman Pat Monahan, an avid chocolate lover, shared with us his top five reasons for eating dark chocolate.

Over-the-Top-Delicious Treats to Satisfy Your Food Obsession

Are you infatuated with ice cream? Do you lust over lobster? Swoon at the sight of chocolate? Here's the best recipe for each food …

Sifted: Plan-Ahead Valentine's Day Desserts Feb 6, 2013

By: Lauren Miyashiro

Get our take on the best in food news, recipes and more from around the web, including the best Valentine's Day recipes.

The Craziest Chocolate Creations for American Chocolate Week Mar 17, 2013

It’s officially American Chocolate Week. Check out photos of mind-blowing chocolate creations.

Review: Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert's Chocolate Bar Nov 16, 2012

Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert have teamed up with master chocolatier Christopher Curtin to create the "Good & Evil" chocolate b …

Chocolate Desserts

Indulge in our decadent chocolate desserts, from cookies and cakes to puddings, souffles and truffles.

Essentials: Chocolate Basics Sep 1, 2016

Satisfy that chocolate craving in your very own kitchen. All you need is baking chocolate and a little know-how. It also helps to …

How to Chop and Melt Chocolate

Lots of recipes call for melted chocolate. Follow these step-by-step instructions to do it properly.