Coca-Cola BBQ roasted chicken with cornbread

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You’ll never buy store-bought barbeque sauce again. This Coca-Cola version is delicious!


  • 1 x Goldi chicken hardbody
  • 1 x 340ml Coca-Cola
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1tsp chili flakes or 1 chilli, sliced
  • 1 onion, quartered
Cornbread Ingredients:
  • 1 cup mielie meal
  • 1½ cup bread flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 cup Amasi
  • ¼ cup oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 can creamed corn or 1½ cup corn kernels


  • Preheat the oven to 170°C
  • In a saucepan, combine Coca-Cola, tomato sauce, and chilli.
  • Bring the BBQ sauce to a gentle simmer, stirring so that it doesn’t catch. Reduce by half (this takes about 10–15 minutes on a medium heat).
  • Place chicken and onions in a baking dish. Pour over the BBQ sauce
  • Roast for 30 minutes, basting halfway.
  • Cover with foil after 30 minutes and cook for a further 45 minutes, basting halfway. (For every 1kg of chicken, roast for 50 minutes.)
  • Serve with cornbread and salad.
  • Grease a medium-sized bread tin (25cm x 7.5cm).
  • Combine all the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
  • Mix the amasi, milk, egg, oil, and corn.
  • Make a well in the centre of your dry ingredients. Pour your wet mixture into the centre, gentle stirring to combine.
  • Spoon batter into a bread tin and smooth over the top.
  • Bake for approximately 60 minutes. The bread is done when a skewer comes out clean.
  • Allow the bread to cool slightly before turning it out on a cooling rack.