This recipe for 2 ingredient BBQ Sauce was sent to me via an Impatient Foodie follower on our FB page. I have to admit that when I first read it, I was skeptical — I mean how can this be yummy? At the same time, if it actually worked, it would be a game changer. So I decided to turn our last Impatient Foodie shoot into a test kitchen to see what the deal was.
I’ve got news for you: If you’re aching for BBQ and you just have ketchup, Coke, and chicken in your fridge, you’re about 40 minutes away from a BBQ meal! Honestly, I wouldn’t say it’s as good as something like Bone Suckin’ Sauce, but with some BBQ sauces going for around $12 a bottle, this is definitely a good, less expensive alternative. I would recommend adding some Tabasco to it, even if you are not big on heat (just a touch adds a nice layer of taste to the sauce). Also, I looked up some other recipes online and, to round out the flavors, I think it would be good to add:
- ¼ cup addition of Worcestershire sauce
- ½ teaspoon of onion powder
- ½ teaspoon of garlic powder
The woman who sent this to me added that she likes to serve this with rice and green beans (sautéed in olive oil with a few sesame seed) on the side. She also said, “You can even use skinless boneless chicken breasts (sliced) and cooked covered in a crock-pot all day (4 hrs+) to make a tasty bbq chicken sandwich on buns.” SOUNDS AMAZING.
If any of you have recipes to share please SEND THEM OVER — I am always looking for ideas.
2 INGREDIENT SODA BBQ SAUCE
1 CUP HEINZ KETCHUP
1 CUP COKE OR DR. PEPPER OR SPRITE/7UP (see bold note below) Note: You can use caffeinated or uncaffeinated sodas, but diet doesn’t work!
4 CHICKEN BREASTS
SALT & PEPPER
- Place equal parts coke and ketchup into a skillet (for thicker sauce use up to 1/4 more ketchup) Varying the type of cola used can give you different wonderful results.
1) Sprite/7-up gives a lighter summery and mildly citrusy sauce.
2) Dr. Pepper gives a sweeter and slightly spicier sauce.
3) Adding a few dashes of tobasco sauce can give you a fiery sauce.
- Add raw chicken and turn in sauce to coat completely.
- Slow simmer uncovered for 40 minutes, turning once at the ½ way mark.
- Add Tabasco, salt and pepper to taste, and serve.