Need some pep in your chicken? Give it a Texas twist. This mouth-watering entrée is as easy as 1-2-3 and will make you feel as if you are living it up in the heart of Texas. The secret lies in the sauce. Pour on the Coca-Cola and, yahoo!


Prep Time for Barbecued Chicken: 20 minutes; Bake Time: 90 minutes


  • 8 pieces of your favorite type of chicken
  • 1/2 stick of butter
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 can of Coca-Cola Classic (for a fun twist, you can also use Cherry Coke)
  • Salt
  • Pepper



  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Sprinkle salt and pepper on chicken. Place in a roasting pan and set aside.
  • In a pan, melt the butter and add the garlic. Simmer until tender.
  • Add ketchup and Coke.
  • Over medium heat, bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer, stirring constantly.
  • Once the sauce has reached the desired thickness, pour mixture over chicken. 
  • Cover pan with aluminum foil, shiny side up.
  • Bake at 350°F for 90 minutes.
  • Serve immediately with your favorite side dishes.


Watermelon cocktail

To help you quench your thirst and cool off during a Texas-size heatwave, make a Summer Watermelon Margarita to complement your barbecue.

Prep Time for Southern Summer Watermelon Margarita: As fast as you want it, as long as you have frozen watermelon!


  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup salt
  • Lime juice
  • 6 cups of seedless watermelon, chunked
  • 1 cup of tequila
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • Juice of three limes



  • Place watermelon on a tray and freeze for 4-6 hours.
  • Mix salt and sugar in a bowl.
  • Dip glasses in lime juice.
  • Dip in salt/sugar mix to coat rims.
  • Place watermelon, tequila, 1/3 cup sugar and juice of three limes in blender.
  • Pour in glasses and serve immediately.