Effortless Coke BBQ Sandwiches

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Ever since the weather has been warm enough this summer break, one of our favorite things to do has been splash in our backyard pool. The kids can’t get enough of the water, and honestly, neither can I.

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After a day spent in the pool, though, whether lounging in a floatie where you’ll usually find me or doing backflips with their snorkling masks on as the kids now love to do, the last thing I want to get out of the pool for is to head to the kitchen to cook a large, time-consuming meal. We all want a dinner that’s effortless.

Thankfully, Walmart has it covered.

Located at the front of the store are these Effortless Meal displays, with Coke and Walmart’s own Marketside rotisserie chickens. Available in a number of varieties with different seasonings, I love rotisserie chickens because they’re so versatile.

Along with the Marketside rotisserie chicken, I also picked up a 2 liter of Coke, because while my kids don’t drink soda, the adults in the family do. Not only that, but I can make a simple barbecue sauce to drizzle over the shredded pieces of rotisserie chicken for quick and easy Coke BBQ Sandwiches! At a picnic pool-side, of course! I also picked up 16 oz bottles for truly effortless drinking.

As much as I love barbecue sauce, though, we really do use just a drizzle of it since it is summer and you don’t want a heavy sandwich after a day in the pool.

You can always pour the barbecue sauce in a mason jar and let your picnic-mates add as little or as much as they want.

A simple side of baked chips and you have a delicious effortless picnic meal that will get you out of the kitchen and back outside with your family within minutes!

Effortless Coke BBQ Sandwiches

Effortless Coke BBQ Sandwiches

Yield: 2 cups of sauce
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

BBQ sauce made using Coke drizzled over shredded pieces of rotisserie chicken.


  • 1 cup Coke
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 onion - diced
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • Marketside rotisserie chicken - shredded
  • hamburger buns


  1. Pour olive oil to a small pan over medium-low heat. Add your garlic and diced onion. Let sweat and tenderize until slightly brown, turning occasionally.
  2. Add Coke, ketchup, Worcestershire, and brown sugar. Stir until well combined. Bring to a boil.
  3. Let simmer for about 10 minutes, until reduced and thickened.
  4. Cool and keep in mason jars in the refrigerator.
  5. Shred your rotisserie chicken and place desired amount on hamburger bun. Drizzle with BBQ sauce. Enjoy!

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  1. That sounds absolutely delicious. I can’t wait to make these for my family!

  2. Mmmm… this looks yummy!
    I just picked up some chicken for dinner tonight.
    Will have to save the leftovers so we can make BBQ sandwiches tomorrow.
    The sauce looks so delicious.

  3. These look so good and so easy to make! I’ve been struggling with summer dinners so I’ll definitely be trying this idea!

  4. Yum!! I need to make this for our 4th of July party we are having! Looks yummy!

  5. I do a Dr.Pepper BBQ but I think I need to try your light version using Coke, sounds perfect for summer! We pick up rotisserie chickens all the time but I never thought to do anything other than eat it straight, thanks for the idea.

  6. That looks like the perfect post-pool lunch. It’s been so fun and so exhausting trying to keep the summer fun going.

  7. Looks like a super fun day at the pool! This looks perfect for a nice lighter meal after a full day outside!

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