Since we've been on a roll with summertime dinners, I figured I might as well round out the week with another "perfect for summer" recipe. This one would be perfect for the 4th!
Sweet and Spicy Coca-Cola Chicken
***this recipe was originally for wings, but we chose to use chicken breasts.
2 double chicken breasts (or however many you need, you'll have plenty of sauce!)
1 1/2 cups Coca-Cola (if using the bottles, it'll take a little more than one)
3/4 cup dark brown sugar
2/3 cup tomato paste (1 small can will do it)
5 garlic cloves, crushed
1/3 cup red pepper hot sauce (like cayenne or tabasco pepper sauce, we used Texas Pete's)
1 tablespoon smoked Spanish paprika (regular will work if that's all you have on hand)
1 teaspoon kosher salt
Trim excess fat from your chicken breasts. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place chicken on the baking sheet. Bake at 400 degrees for about 45 minutes. Reduce your oven temperature to 350 degrees. Baste the chicken with the sauce, and back an additional 7 minutes.
***NOTE: these could easily be done on the grill as well.
We served alongside Bush's new Sriracha baked beans. The perfect combo!