Total Time
1hr 35mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

This recipe is meant as a 'suit to taste' recipe. Please feel free to use spices you enjoy with ketchup-based sauces. Or feel free to brine your chicken PRIOR to placing this coke sauce on it. The sauce is great on the chicken, but a few people have complained that the flavor does not penetrate the skin, so all I can say is, You're a chef now, EXPERIMENT! *smile*

Ingredients Nutrition

  • bone-in skin-on chicken piece, enough to cover the bottom of your baking dish (use whatever pieces you enjoy eating)

  • 1 cup Coca-Cola (or any brand of cola flavoured soda)
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • some barbecue sauce, to suit your tastes (optional)


  1. Stir together your sauce ingredients, and pour over your chicken pieces in the baking dish.
  2. (you can choose to leave this in the fridge to marinate a few hours, or go ahead and put it in the oven right away).
  3. Bake at 375 degrees for 1 hour to 1 hour 30-mins depending on the size of pieces you used. (I've never had this burn on to the bottom of a casserole dish.. Around the sides of the pan, the sauce will bubble up a little and carmelize, but everything should come clean with a regular hot water and soap soaking). Feel free to spritz your baking dish with cooking spray though if you've had trouble with things burning on to your pans.
  4. This recipe offers possibilities to add spices to suit your taste, so please, experiment!
Most Helpful

Mini. R, as I am a newbie and don't know how to respond specifically to you, I'm posting here, hope you find it.. I don't grease my pan, but I use a Corningware casserole dish when I make this, and I've never had trouble with anything sticking on that won't come off with a lil' soak in hot water. The bit of sauce that kinda bubbles up on the upper edge of the pan does 'carmelize' (or burn) a lil' bit, but not too bad, and nothing has stuck on to the bottom in my experience. Thanks for your inquiry!

MapleLeafLili Hill March 23, 2003

I was in search of something different to make with the chicken leg quarters that I had pulled from the freezer and I decided to try this. I used 7 chicken leg quarters and increased the measurements to 1 1/2 cups of each--our family likes sauce.I added 1/3 cup of "Kraft Onion" bar-b-que sauce, 1 tsp of garlic powder, 1 tsp of celery salt and I also sprinkled each piece of chicken with chili powder. I did end up baking it for about 2 hours because my chicken had not fully defrosted when I put it in the oven. The results were surprisingly good.(Who would have thought of Coke and Chicken??) The chicken was very moist and the sauce was tasty.It was a real hit with my 4 year old as she ate as much of it as I did!!

* Pamela * March 23, 2003

Doesnt this require greasing of dish or adding some kind of fat/oil/butter etc. as the ingredients might just stick to the bottom while in the oven and might burn considering the time and temperature you have mentioned for the recipe. Please share your views on this. I wonder if you have tried this yourself. [Editor's Note: recipe updated as a result of these comments 3/24/03]

Mini Ravindran March 23, 2003