Coca Cola Chicken Wings

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Bake up these crispy Coca Cola Chicken Wings doused in a sweet and spicy sauce that you cook on the stove while the wings back. They are easy, flavorful, and fun for your next party!

Coca Cola Chicken Wings are fun and easy for your next party! Bake chicken wings until crispy, then douse in a sweet and spicy homemade Coca Cola sauce.

Coca Cola Chicken Wings are fun and easy for your next party! Bake chicken wings until crispy, then douse in a sweet and spicy homemade Coca Cola sauce.

Do you ever see those lists on Pinterest such as, A Million Ways to Use Coca-Cola?  They include ideas for cleaning your toilet, shining pennies, and getting gum out of your hair.  A list like that might make you think twice about drinking this beverage, but I’m crazy so I started to wonder: What if I use Coca-Cola for fun, tasty purposes instead of scary, intimidating ones?  I decided to cook up some crispy Coca-Cola Chicken Wings.  After all, Coca-Cola has a great, sweet flavor that could potentially be reduced into a thick, delicious sauce.  Sounds like a good idea to me!

Coca Cola Chicken Wings are fun and easy for your next party! Bake chicken wings until crispy, then douse in a sweet and spicy homemade Coca Cola sauce.

I’ve seen recipes where chicken wings are baked in a sauce, but I decided to follow Kelly Senyei’s method over at Just a Taste for the crispiest chicken wings ever.  She has a great video showing how to lay out your chicken on a cooling rack set above a cooking sheet so you can have all the crispiness without pulling out a deep-fryer.  It’s a simple method that really gets the job done!

Unless you buy wings and drumettes already prepared, you’ll need to remove the wing tips and separate the flats from the drumettes.  There are a lot of videos on YouTube that show how to do this, but this is the one I followed.

While the wings are baking, the sauce cooks quickly and easily on your stove top.  Start with Coca Cola and add brown sugar, onions, garlic, and soy sauce, and salt and pepper.  Once it has reduced by half, strain out the onions and garlic and add corn starch to thicken.  So simple!  Brush over your crispy chicken for a fun, interesting appetizer or entrée that is sure to please your friends and family!

Coca Cola Chicken Wings are fun and easy for your next party! Bake chicken wings until crispy, then douse in a sweet and spicy homemade Coca Cola sauce.

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Coca-Cola Chicken Wings
 
Coca Cola Chicken Wings are fun and easy for your next party! Bake chicken wings until crispy, then douse in a sweet and spicy homemade Coca Cola sauce.
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 3 lbs. chicken wings
  • 1 T. vegetable oil
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • ½ tsp. onion powder
  • 1 (12 oz.) can Coca-Cola
  • 1 c. brown sugar
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 T. soy sauce
  • 1-2 T. corn starch
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
Instructions
  1. Move an oven rack to the middle position and preheat oven to 400°F. Arrange cooling racks over baking sheets lined with foil.
  2. To prepare the wings, remove the wing tips; separate the flats from the drumettes. In a large bowl, combine wings with 1 T. vegetable oil, garlic powder, and onion powder. Toss until evenly coated. Arrange wings in a single layer on cooling racks
  3. Bake until wings are crispy, about 45 minutes, rotating baking sheets halfway through.
  4. With 30 minutes of baking time left, heat Coca-Cola, brown sugar, onion, garlic, soy sauce in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until reduced by half, about 20 minutes.
  5. Strain onions and garlic out through a fine mesh sieve and return the sauce to the stovetop. Stir in cornstarch, 1 T. at a time, and heat until thickened, about 5 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  6. Remove the chicken wings from the oven and toss with the sauce while hot.

 

21 comments

  1. Wow, do these ever look delicious! That sauce sounds tasty too. I also love that these are baked. My guys are huge wing lovers. I’ll have to give these a try :D

  2. Such a great idea, Meggan. Love the flavors in these! My boys would devour them quickly.

  3. I’m not usually a big wing fan and we know I’m a diet coke girl, but these look really interesting!!!

  4. I’ve seen cola used in slow cooker recipes before, Meggan, but I love this idea of making a sauce with it on the stove top. This recipe sounds so easy and tasty! Love it!

  5. They sound amazing! And I’m sure my hubby would go gaga over them since he LOVES Coke and wings.
    Pinning!

  6. Seems like a step was missed. Step 5 has you strain the onions and garlic…all you’ve done so far is chop them up. Did I miss a step?

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  9. Yo! Love the look of these but I’m English and therefore am a little confused by the measurements! Could you perhaps give me the metric amounts in grams so I can make them.

    • I might be able to take a stab at it… but do you use the imperial system? That might be easier. The online calculator doesn’t seem to go from Tablespoons to grams, etc. But it has imperial measurements. :) Let me know!

  10. Tablespoons are okay it’s more the cups that I’m not sure about. However, as my mum brought me up on old measurements, I can work just as well in imperial measurements! Thanks very much for taking the time to convert them for me, I’ll let you know how I get on. :)

  11. This sound amazing. Your recipes are good and delicious. I love your recipes. Thanks for share it. 

  12. Just made these wings for dinner! They are absolutely delicious, I loved it, my boyfriend loved it. The flavor was perfect for us, but it might be a tad too sweet for some though. I was lazy to measure every ingredient, so I just eyeballed it. Turned out amazing, I left out onion powder because I didn’t have any on hand. Thank you so much for the recipe, I’ll definitely link this to anyone who asks for it.

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  16. Fixed these at Christmas Party. Everyone loved them. I’ve fixed them several times since then and when my kids come over, this is what they “order”. My grands even tried the sauce over hotdogs!!!!

  17. I made these – they were a bit sweet but still good. I made a couple of changes. I baked them for 50 – 55 minutes. After I tossed them with the sauce, I placed them back onto the foil-lined pan (without the rack). I spooned some extra sauce on top and then I placed them under the broiler until the sauce was bubbling and darkened, about 10 minutes. This made a lot of difference to us.

    • Thank you for your tips, Nancy! I’m due to re-test and try to improve this recipe, so I’ll certainly try out your suggestions. You’re right, they are definitely sweet. My husband has such a sweet tooth, I swear he’d eat chicken wings dipped in sugar if I’d let him! Take care.

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