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Grilled Chicken Cola Marinade

by Laura

One of my good blogging friends, Jamie over at Jamie Cooks It Up, recently posted a grilled chicken cola marinade recipe.  I have one that is similar. It uses Sprite or 7 Up in the marinade and is called Manti Turkey (or Chicken).  We love that recipe.  It also looks like I have never shared that recipe with you before, so the Manti Turkey recipe will soon be coming.  

Jamie’s recipe had a few different ingredients in her recipe including Coke or Pepsi, balsamic vinegar, and lime juice.  After seeing it I knew I had to try it.  I love the flavor that the cola added.  This grilled chicken cola marinade is yummy and easy.  Added it to my tried and true grilling recipes.  Thanks Jamie!

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Grilled Chicken Cola Marinade


  • Author: Laura

Ingredients

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  • 2  cups (16 oz) Coke or Pepsi
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp lime juice
  • 6 chicken breasts

Instructions

1. Combine all ingredients but the chicken in a medium sized bowl. Stir to incorporate well.
2. 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 (The longer the better in my book).
3. Discard marinade and grill until cooked through.
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25 comments

Cameron March 23, 2016 - 2:55 pm

So you can use soda as a marinade, awesome. I’m not a big soda drinker and I had some Dr. Pepper left over that I wanted to get out of my fridge, so I dumped it in a bag with two leg quarters, guava, molasses, hot sauce, a drizzle of sesame oil, shook it up and left it in the fridge for 30 mins. Tried baking it, but it smelled so maddeningly good that I finished it on the Foreman grill.

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Janelle Johnson December 20, 2012 - 11:35 am

I LOVE this recipe. I make it all the time and it never fails to please! I usually use cherry Dr. Pepper instead of Coke, because that is my dad’s favorite. It is delicious! Also, as a college kid without a grill, I tried broiling it in a pan…don’t do it. Even though I have non-stick pans and used lots of Pam, the marinade turned to syrup and I had a hard time keeping the chicken from becoming glued to the pan, not to mention a LOT of scrubbing after. Still tasted good though.

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Janelle Johnson December 20, 2012 - 11:35 am

I LOVE this recipe. I make it all the time and it never fails to please! I usually use cherry Dr. Pepper instead of Coke, because that is my dad’s favorite. It is delicious! Also, as a college kid without a grill, I tried broiling it in a pan…don’t do it. Even though I have non-stick pans and used lots of Pam, the marinade turned to syrup and I had a hard time keeping the chicken from becoming glued to the pan, not to mention a LOT of scrubbing after. Still tasted good though.

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Brooke April 19, 2012 - 8:42 am

Sounds delicious!! Do you think making it with chicken drummies it will turn out as good as with chicken breasts?

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Brooke April 19, 2012 - 8:42 am

Sounds delicious!! Do you think making it with chicken drummies it will turn out as good as with chicken breasts?

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Manti Turkey or Chicken | Real Mom Kitchen August 18, 2010 - 6:15 am

[…] August 17th, 2010 This is the marinade I was talking about a little bit ago when I posted the Grilled Chicken Cola Marinade.  It is a well known recipe in Utah.  In the area around Manti, Utah there are turkey farms so I […]

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Manti Turkey or Chicken | Real Mom Kitchen August 18, 2010 - 6:15 am

[…] August 17th, 2010 This is the marinade I was talking about a little bit ago when I posted the Grilled Chicken Cola Marinade.  It is a well known recipe in Utah.  In the area around Manti, Utah there are turkey farms so I […]

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M,L & T's Mama August 2, 2010 - 4:37 pm

The chicken sounds great, and the rice looks yummy too! Do you have the recipe for the rice posted? Thanks for all the inspiration, I love this blog!

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M,L & T's Mama August 2, 2010 - 4:37 pm

The chicken sounds great, and the rice looks yummy too! Do you have the recipe for the rice posted? Thanks for all the inspiration, I love this blog!

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kitchen flavours July 30, 2010 - 3:37 am

This looks great. I have never tried cooking with cola before, will have to try this out!

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kitchen flavours July 30, 2010 - 3:37 am

This looks great. I have never tried cooking with cola before, will have to try this out!

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PlainChicken July 29, 2010 - 4:31 pm

We just made a grilled 7up chicken and a coke chicken too. I really like these recipes with soda in the marinade.

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PlainChicken July 29, 2010 - 4:31 pm

We just made a grilled 7up chicken and a coke chicken too. I really like these recipes with soda in the marinade.

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Elisa July 29, 2010 - 1:01 pm

I liked it better when your posts popped up from facebook in a separate window. What happened? P.S. Can’t wait to try this recipe!

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Elisa July 29, 2010 - 1:01 pm

I liked it better when your posts popped up from facebook in a separate window. What happened? P.S. Can’t wait to try this recipe!

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OTA Mom July 29, 2010 - 12:35 pm

Just discovered your website and am really enjoying going through the archives. I love that you post creative recipes that don’t require exotic ingredients… I’m feeding 5 at my house, too, and working full-time, so I really appreciate your inspiration and great recipes. I’m going to try this chicken recipe tomorrow! Thanks again.

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OTA Mom July 29, 2010 - 12:35 pm

Just discovered your website and am really enjoying going through the archives. I love that you post creative recipes that don’t require exotic ingredients… I’m feeding 5 at my house, too, and working full-time, so I really appreciate your inspiration and great recipes. I’m going to try this chicken recipe tomorrow! Thanks again.

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Keeley July 29, 2010 - 12:13 pm

can you use flat coke or pepsi?

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Keeley July 29, 2010 - 12:13 pm

can you use flat coke or pepsi?

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ERIN July 29, 2010 - 11:11 am

Looks great! I am so glad you have the Manti marinade recipe. I was born and raised in Sanpete and it is the BEST recipe ever (well to me of course!).

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ERIN July 29, 2010 - 11:11 am

Looks great! I am so glad you have the Manti marinade recipe. I was born and raised in Sanpete and it is the BEST recipe ever (well to me of course!).

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fittingbackin July 29, 2010 - 10:29 am

oooh thanks for the great marinade recipe!!

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fittingbackin July 29, 2010 - 10:29 am

oooh thanks for the great marinade recipe!!

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FrauSchmunzel July 29, 2010 - 8:26 am

Marinating meat with cola is a great idea. I love the sweetness – I’ve already tried it with pork and it’s delicious.

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FrauSchmunzel July 29, 2010 - 8:26 am

Marinating meat with cola is a great idea. I love the sweetness – I’ve already tried it with pork and it’s delicious.

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