Baked Drumsticks with Coca Cola Barbecue Sauce

by Angie Barrett April-12-2012


For BBQ Sauce

  • 4 tablepsoons canola oil
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 6 cups ketchup
  • 2 cups orange juice
  • 1 cup molasses
  • 1 cup Coca-Cola
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons liquid smoke
  • 2 teaspoons garlic salt
  • 2 teaspoons paprika

For Wings:

  • 16 drumsticks
  • canola oil
  • salt and pepper


Start by pre-heating the oven to 350F. 
To make Coca-Cola BBQ Sauce: 
Heat a pot over medium-high heat and add canola oil and minced garlic. Cook and stir until garlic is starts to brown. 
Remove the pan from the heat. Add ketchup, orange juice, Coca-Cola and molasses. 
Mix well. Add in the brown sugar, liquid smoke, garlic salt, and paprika . Whisk to combine. 
For the drumsticks: 
Add 4-5 tablespoons of canola oil to a skillet and heat it on medium-high heat. Salt and pepper the chicken drumsticks. 
Once the oil is hot, cook 4 drumsticks at a time, about 5-6 minutes on each side. Once the skins have browned just a little, remove them and place them on a place. Set aside. 
Continue until all drumsticks are done. 
Cover the bottom of a 13x9 casserole or roasting dish with 1 cup of the BBQ sauce. 
Place drumsticks into the dish, in a single layer. Cover the drumsticks with 2 cups of BBQ sauce. 
 Cook for 1 hour.


Prep time: 15 minsCook time: 1 hourTotal time: 1 hour 15 minsYield: 16 drumsticks