GRILLED PEPSI CHICKEN

I’m continuing my experimentation streak with a recipe torn from the pages of an unknown magazine that was originally titled Grilled Chicken with Cola Sauce.  I made a few changes to accommodate my family’s likes and my pantry and am VERY pleased with the final recipe.

Since it’s just the 2 of us I also make two recipes at a time when I need to use the grill – it’s just plain easier! LOL the hard part is making sure that I use the right sauce on the right meat.

 GRILLED PEPSI CHICKEN
4-6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 tablespoon avocado oil
1 large shallot, chopped fine
2 cloves garlic, minced
6 ounces (3/4 cup) Pepsi
1/3 cup Hunt’s Jalapeno ketchup
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
1 1/2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
1 tablespoon sweet paprika
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
PAM

  • Preheat grill to medium high.
  • In a sauce pan over medium high heat swirl oil to coat. Heat oil for a minute or two.
  • Add shallots and saute for 2 minutes.
  • Add garlic sauteing for a minute more until fragrant, stirring constantly.
  • Add Pepsi, Hunt’s Jalapeno ketchup, apple cider vinegar Worcestershire sauce and chili powder. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally for 15 minutes or until sauce has reduced to 3/4 cup. Set aside 1/3 cup in reserve, keep warm.
  • In a small bowl combine sugar, paprika, salt and cumin until well blended.
  • Rub chicken completely with sugar rub.
  • Spray grill rack with PAM.
  • Arrange chicken on the grill and baste with sauce.
  • Grill 5 minutes, baste again and cook another 5 minutes.
  • Serve with reserved sauce.
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was on my way to check out your 4th of July HHM, and the photo of this chicken plate stopped me in my tracks. they both look soooo yummy.

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