Vanilla Spice Chicken Breasts

Vanilla Spice Chicken Breasts

  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 40 min
  • Total: 45 min
  • Serving: 6

This is an easy three-ingredient recipe that yields sweet and spicy pieces of chicken bursting with juices.


  • 6 skinless chicken breast halves, ribs attached, washed, patted dry
  • Marinade:
  • 1 cup spicy barbecue sauce
  • 1 (20 ounce) bottle vanilla-flavored cola (Vanilla Coke or Pepsi)


  1. Marinade:
  2. Combine the marinade ingredients in a large bowl:
  3. Place chicken breasts in bowl, cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  4. Preheat broiler and adjust oven rack to middle position.
  5. Spray a broiler pan (or a rack placed in a large baking pan) with nonstick cooking spray or wipe with olive oil.
  6. Place broiler pan in oven for 5 minutes to heat. Carefully take pan out of oven and remove chicken from bowl, discarding the marinade.
  7. Place chicken breasts on pan, ribs-side down.
  8. Broil for 25 to 30 minutes, or until juices run clear when breast is slit with a knife.
  9. Remove from oven and cover with foil for 10 minutes to let the juices redistribute.

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