Grilled Coca-Cola Chicken - seriously delicious! Chicken marinated in coca-cola, soy sauce, garlic, brown sugar, balsamic vinegar, and lime juice. Mix the marinade together and let the chicken marinate overnight in the refrigerator. We make this all the time! It is seriously delicious!!!
Combine all ingredients but the chicken in a medium-sized bowl. Stir to incorporate well.
Place chicken in a large gallon-sized Ziploc bag. Pour marinade over the chicken. Seal tightly and store in the fridge for 4-24 hours.
Discard marinade and grill until chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165ºF.
You can use this marinade on any cut of chicken you prefer – tenders, breasts, thighs, or legs.
Can use boneless or bone-in chicken. Adjust the cooking time to ensure an internal temperature of 165ºF.
We like to let the chicken marinate overnight to achieve maximum flavor. I whisk up the marinade before I go to bed and the chicken is ready to grill for lunch or dinner the next day.
My #1 tip when grilling chicken is to pound the chicken breast to an even thickness. We put the chicken in a ziplock bag and use a flat meat mallet to carefully pound out the hump. This ensures that the chicken cooks evenly and you don’t have juicy chicken and half-dry chicken.
No grill? No problem! You can cook the chicken inside. Pan sear the chicken breasts in a skillet for 3 to 4 minutes per side. Place the chicken on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake at 400ºF for 10 minutes, or until it reaches an internal temperature of 165ºF.
For a gluten-free marinade, use a gluten-free soy sauce.