Grilled "Cola-Q" Chicken

60 8 servings, 1/8 recipe (110 g) each
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8 servings, 1/8 recipe (110 g) each

Fire up the barbecue and grill up a butterflied chicken. Cola, BBQ sauce and hot pepper sauce turn a grilled whole chicken into a sweet and tangy dish the whole family will love.

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  • Heat barbecue for indirect grilling: Light one side of barbecue, leaving other side unlit. Close lid; heat barbecue to 350ºF.
  • Cook cola and barbecue sauce in saucepan on medium heat 10 min., stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; stir in hot sauce. Reserve 3/4 cup sauce to serve with the grilled chicken.
  • Cut out back bone of chicken carefully with kitchen shears or sharp knife. Place chicken, skin-side up, on work surface; press firmly onto chicken to flatten.
  • Place chicken, breast-side down, on barbecue grate over lit area. Grill 15 min.; turn and place over unlit area. Cover; grill 25 to 30 min. or until chicken is done (170ºF), turning occasionally and brushing with remaining barbecue mixture for the last 15 min. Remove from barbecue. Let stand 15 min. before cutting into pieces. Serve with reserved sauce.

How to Spatchcock (or Butterfly) a Chicken

For best results, dry chicken completely before cutting so it is not slippery. Place chicken, breast-side down, on cutting board. Cut along one side of the backbone, then cut along the other side of the bone to remove it. Place chicken, skin-side up, and press down firmly to flatten.


Wrap the tips of the chicken wings with foil to prevent them from burning. Remove the foil for the last 10 min. of the grilling time.


  • 8 servings, 1/8 recipe (110 g) each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 8 servings, 1/8 recipe (110 g) each
Calories 230
% Daily Value
Total fat 12g
Saturated fat 3.5g
Cholesterol 70mg
Sodium 350mg
Carbohydrate 8g
Dietary fibre 0g
Sugars 7g
Protein 22g
Vitamin A 2 %DV
Vitamin C 4 %DV
Calcium 2 %DV
Iron 10 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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  • jpcruise |

    This was awesome!...but i do think singular pieces work better...delicious!

  • qtadams |

    It was very ho-hum - too much work for too little taste - maybe I would buy cutup chicken to cut down on time.