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Slow Cooker Coca-Cola Chicken

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This slow cooker Coca Cola chicken is simmered all day long in a sweet and tasty sauce that will make your taste buds happy.
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  1. Slow Cooker Coca-Cola Chicken Ingredients
  2. How To Make This Slow Cooker Coca-Cola Chicken Recipe
  3. How To Serve
  4. Storage
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This slow cooker Coca-Cola chicken recipe is sure to bring comfort food to mind. Saucy chicken is slow-cooked to tender perfection, making this chicken a fantastic choice for busy weeknights.

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Slow Cooker Coca-Cola Chicken Ingredients

Slow Cooker Coca Cola Chicken raw ingredients that are labeled

You’ll need:

  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breasts, fresh or previously frozen
  • 1 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons of minced onion flakes
  • ½ teaspoon of garlic salt
  • 1½ cups barbecue sauce, divided
  • 12 ounces of Coca-Cola, divided

SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS

COCA-COLA: If you prefer to use Diet Coke, you are more than welcome to substitute it for the regular version.

SPICE: Kick up the spice a notch by adding a sprinkle of red pepper flakes to the rest of the seasoning.

How To Make This Slow Cooker Coca-Cola Chicken Recipe

STEP ONE: Place chicken breasts in the bottom of a 6-quart crockpot.

STEP TWO: Sprinkle pepper, minced onion flakes, and garlic salt over the chicken.

chicken breast sprinkled with pepper, onion, and garlic in a slow cooker

STEP THREE: Pour ½ cup of the barbecue sauce over the chicken. Pour 1 cup of Coca-Cola into the slow cooker.

bbq sauce and coca-cola added to the chicken breast in the slow cooker

STEP FOUR: Cover and set on high heat for 4 hours or low heat for 6 to 7 hours.

OUR RECIPE DEVELOPER SAYS

Every slow cooker is slightly different. You may have to adjust the cooking times slightly depending on your particular model.

STEP FIVE: After the chicken has cooked for about 3 hours on high (or 5 hours on low), drain all liquid from the slow cooker, leaving the chicken in the pot. Add the remaining ½ cup of Coca-Cola and the remaining 1 cup of barbecue sauce to the slow cooker. Continue cooking for the remaining hour.

PRO TIP:

There will be quite a bit of liquid in the slow cooker after the chicken has cooked through. Draining that liquid and then adding additional cola and extra BBQ sauce makes a nice, thick sauce for serving and also allows the chicken some extra time to cook to “shred” level.

chicken breast after being cooked in a slow cooker

STEP SIX: Serve the whole chicken breasts with sauce spooned over the top or shred the chicken and mix with the excess sauce.

PRO TIP:

If you want shredded chicken, it is best to do it when it is still warm; make sure you do this right when it comes out of the slow cooker.

How To Serve

Serve this crockpot BBQ Coca-Cola chicken recipe alongside rice and a Caesar salad. How about having your chicken dinner with potato salad and coleslaw on the side for a satisfying meal? If you plan to serve the chicken shredded, serve it on a bun with dill pickle pasta salad on the side.

If you like this slow cooker chicken recipe, how about a few other slow cooker recipes to make on busy days? Check out our crockpot chicken and gravy or our crockpot orange chicken.

Storage

IN THE FRIDGE: Refrigerate the barbecue chicken for up to 4 days stored in an airtight container.

IN THE FREEZER: Freeze this slow cooker cola chicken for up to three months in an airtight container or plastic freezer bag.

close up shot of Coca Cola Chickens in a slow cooker

Tender chicken slowly simmered in a tangy sauce makes this slow cooker coke chicken an amazing and flavorful choice the next time you are looking for easy dinner recipes. During cooking, the barbecue sauce and soda infuse the chicken with a sweet and smoky flavor that can’t be beat.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I freeze this chicken dish?

You can freeze this BBQ chicken in an airtight container for up to three months.

Could I replace Coca-Cola with other types of soda in this slow cooker Coca-Cola BBQ Chicken?

You can certainly use a different type of soda in this recipe. Either a different brand of cola or even root beer or Dr. Pepper. Of course, the taste may change slightly by using other soft drinks, but it will still come out yummy.

What should I serve with this dish?

You can serve Coca-Cola chicken with white rice and a green salad or alongside a selection of cold salads for a complete meal.

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Slow Cooker Coca-Cola Chicken

5 from 44 votes
This slow cooker Coca Cola chicken is simmered all day long in a sweet and tasty sauce that will make your taste buds happy.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 5 minutes
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • 6 chicken breasts boneless and skinless, fresh or previously frozen
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons onion flakes, minced
  • ½ teaspoon garlic salt
  • cups barbecue sauce, divided
  • 12 ounces Coca-Cola, divided

Instructions
 

  • Spread the chicken breasts in the bottom of a 6-quart crockpot.
  • Sprinkle the pepper, minced onion flakes, and garlic salt over the chicken. Pour ½ cup of the barbecue sauce over the chicken.
  • Pour 1 cup Coca-Cola into the slow cooker.
  • Cover and set on a high setting for 4 hours or low for 6 to 7 hours.
  • After the chicken has cooked for about 3 hours on high (or 5 hours on low), drain all liquid from the slow cooker, leaving the chicken in the pot. Add the remaining ½ cup of Coca-Cola and the remaining 1 cup of barbecue sauce to the slow cooker. Continue cooking for the remaining hour.
  • Serve whole with sauce spooned over the top or shred chicken and mix with the excess sauce.

Notes

  • Every slow cooker is slightly different. You may have to adjust the cooking times slightly depending on your particular model.
  • There will be quite a bit of liquid in the slow cooker after the chicken has cooked through. Draining that liquid and then adding additional cola and extra BBQ sauce makes a nice, thick sauce for serving and also allows the chicken some extra time to cook to “shred” level.
  • If you want shredded chicken, it is best to do it when it is still warm; make sure you do this right when it comes out of the slow cooker.

Nutrition

Calories: 408kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 49g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 145mg | Sodium: 1193mg | Potassium: 1034mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 230IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. Sheri J Painter says

    Made this last night and my husband loved it…so did I. Will definitely be making this again. So simple and good.

  2. Patty J says

    5 stars
    This was just what I was looking for. I used Dr Pepper because my store had no regular coke. I sent this to all of my kids. Thank you!!

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