By Kevin Williams
Well, if you are on my email list (and if you aren’t, why aren’t you???!:), you know why this recipe is appropriate to post! Coca-cola is probably my biggest vice. But I wonder what happens to all the nasty ingredients in Coke when it is used for cooking like in this recipe? Coca-cola, I am fairly certain, is mainly water so most of it probably just evaporates off and the sweet, sticky, syrupy stuff stays behind to flavor the meat. But I am not a food chemist, so that is just my best guess. Anyway, maybe I should quit drinking Coke and just use it in cooking?
Oh, and while we are on the topic: yes, the Amish (I’m generalizing) are huge consumers of soda. To be honest I’ve not met too many who were Coke fans, it seems to be Pepsi and especially Mountain Dew that are popular among the Amish. That said, some Amish, especially New Order, like Gloria and family, tend towards healthier diets where soda pop is a rarity. But among certain Old Order groups, “pop” has become a mainstay.
This recipe – and the photo – comes to us from a Mennonite in Canada. You can bake the chicken in the recipe or baste it and grill it atop a couple full and open Coke cans as shown above!
Serves: 4 servings
- 1 whole chicken, cut up or 4-6 chicken breast
- 1 sm. bottle ketchup
- 1 (32 oz.) bottle Coca Cola
- Sprinkle salt and pepper over chicken.
- Place in casserole.
- Mix ketchup and Coca Cola well.
- Pour over chicken.
- Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.