Korean Chicken Baked in Coca-Cola Sauce

Korean Chicken Baked in Coca-Cola Sauce


Receipt of Coreno Chicken with Coca-Cola? A savory recipe? In truth! A very different option for everyday chicken.

You didn’t read it wrong, that’s right: Korean Chicken in Coca-Cola Sauce! When I saw this alternative option for a super typical Korean dish and because of the different sauce, I had to make it.

The traditional Korean recipe is called Chimaek which is nothing more than fried chicken accompanied by beer. And Korea is known for having the best fried chicken of existence, which I personally believe even though I haven’t experienced it yet.

In this alternative version, instead of frying, the chicken pieces are roasted. I love frying, but I only do it at home when absolutely necessary.

I saw this recipe on Gabie Kook’s channel, which is from a Korean family, so if she made it, I can too! Even more so because of the sauce that goes Coca Cola! That’s what caught my attention.

Using soda in recipes isn’t that new, there are cakes and the famous Tender in Coca-Cola which is incredible.

But I hadn’t seen or tried it like this sauce. I did it and I thought it was amazing, I really liked it! The chicken is great, of course, which is not the same as frying. If it’s already good roasted, imagine fried?

Pieces of chicken covered with dark sauce, green onions and sesame seeds close up

Korean Chicken in Coca-Cola Sauce

Pre-preparation: 10 minutes

Preparation time: 45 minutes

Total: 55 minutes

Makes: 4 people

  • 1 kg chicken in pieces (wing and drumsticks)
  • 6 g refined salt (August)
  • Black pepper (August)
  • 25 g maize starch
  • 15 g (1 soup spoon) wheat flour

Coca-Cola sauce

  • 375 mL Coca Cola (traditional)
  • 50 mL shoyu
  • 2 teeth garlic (grated)
  • Black pepper (August)
  • 2 g (½ teaspoon) maize starch
  • white sesame (August)
  • fresh chives (August)
Use the quantities in units of measurement in weight and volume when present. The measures in cups/spoons are just one system courtesy e less accurate .

1 cup: 250mL | 1 tablespoon: 15mL.

  • Heat the oven to 210°C.
  • Prepare a baking dish with an inner rack.
  • In a bowl mix the chicken pieces, salt and pepper. Mix.
  • Add starch and flour, mix well to coat each piece. The amount of starch must be enough to cover the pieces, there is no fixed amount in itself.
  • Transfer to wire rack on prepared baking sheet, removing excess starch.
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes, halfway through turning each piece over.


  • While the chicken is roasting, prepare the sauce.
  • In a pan, mix coke, soy sauce, garlic and cook over low heat until reduced by half.
  • Dissolve the starch in a little water (20mL) and add to the reduced sauce.
  • Cook for 2-3 minutes or until slightly thickened.
  • Add black pepper and fresh pepper.


  • Place the roast chicken in a bowl and gradually add the sauce to lightly coat. It shouldn’t be too thick.
  • Sprinkle sesame seeds and chives, serve!

Korean Chicken in Coca-Cola Sauce