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Barbecue Chicken

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Impress your guests at your next outdoor gathering with grilled chicken that oozes with flavor. Flattening out your bird helps it cook evenly, resulting in a juicy main dish that is elevated thanks to a sweet barbecue sauce.

Coffee-Cream Soda Barbecue Chicken

From Sarah Lipoff, POPSUGAR Food

Barbecue Chicken


  1. For the sauce
    1 cup barbecue sauce
    1/2 cup strong coffee
    1/2 cup cream soda
  1. For the chicken
    1 3-pound chicken, backbone removed
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/4 teaspoon pepper
    1 cup cream soda


  1. Mix together the barbecue sauce, coffee, and vanilla in a small bowl and set aside.
  2. Score the chicken along the leg, thigh, and breast with a sharp knife. Sprinkle the chicken with salt and pepper then place in a medium mixing bowl. Cover with the cream soda and marinate for at least 2-hours.
  3. Grill the chicken over medium-low grill until chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165˚F. At the end of grilling, baste with sauce.
  4. Remove the chicken from the grill and drizzle with more barbecue sauce. Let rest 10-minutes before serving with more sauce on the side.
Image Source: POPSUGAR Photography / Sarah Lipoff
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