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Coca Cola Chicken Thighs Recipe

Coca Cola Chicken Thighs are perfect for any weeknight dinner to grill up or smoke! Use a Coca Cola Brine to add more flavor to the chicken.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Brine/Marinating4 hrs
Course: BBQ, Entree
Cuisine: American, BBQ
Servings: 4 Servings
Author: Guy Who Grills


  • Chicken Thighs
  • 5 Cans Coca Cola
  • 2 Tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 4 Tbsp Minced Garlic
  • 4 Tbsp Tbps Salt
  • Ice


  • I started by making a batch of my Coca Cola Brine. 
  • Start with a container or bag large enough to hold the liquid and meat, as well as ice.
  • Pour in Coca Cola, I did five cans you can change this up with how much chicken you have or the size of the container.
  • Add your meat to the container.
  • Mix in all the other brine ingredients
  • Use a whisk to make sure the brine has been mixed well.
  • Top with ice or more Coca Cola.
  • All the thighs to brine for at least four hours.
  • Now I made these Coca Cola Chicken Thighs on my Pit Boss Pro Series from Lowes. 
  • I decided to add just a couple of hours of smoke to the chicken thighs and I used Apple Pellets to smoke my meat but you could use any flavor.
  • At about 1:20 I placed them on the Pit boss for a cold smoke and then started grilling 4 hours later.
  • If you chose not to smoke them they will still turn out just fine!
  • Serve and enjoy!