Favorite Cola Chicken Recipe
- 1 can (12 ounces) diet cola
- 1/2 cup ketchup
- 2 to 4 tablespoons finely chopped onion
- 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 8 bone-in chicken thighs, skin removed
- 1. In a large skillet, combine first five ingredients. Bring to a boil; boil for 1 minute. Add chicken; stir to coat. Reduce heat to medium; cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
- 2. Uncover; simmer for 45 minutes or until a thermometer reads 180°. Yield: 4 servings.
1 serving (2 each) equals 234 calories, 10 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 92 mg cholesterol, 434 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 26 g protein.
Reviews for Favorite Cola Chicken
"This is a very tasty dish and my family loved it. I followed the recipe and made no changes. This even tastes great the next day."
"Great recipe for chicken thighs. I also thought the sauce was thin so I removed the chicken after it was cooked, raised the flame under the pot and let the sauce cook down to the desired consistency. Delicious!"
"Great recipe --I have used coke and Dr Pepper and everyone liked the Dr Pepper more."
"I did use regular pepsi, fresh garlic and also added a pinch of salt and pepper to the recipe. It turned out much better, I'm sure, using the changes. The sauce ended up being perfect as well as the chicken tender."
"There wasn't enough flavor to satisfy my family. It's very unusual for me to have to throw away any leftovers, but some of this ended up In the wastebasket. I hate to give a mediocre review, so I offer our experience with a grain of salt. :("
"This came out great, I do use regular cola but plan on trying DR. Pepper next time I make this. I use italian seasoning and fresh garlic. I also add in onion powder to taste. Instead of putting the lid on for the first part of the cooking leave the lid adajar and the sauce will thicken much better."
"It did not look like the picture...the sauce did not thicken like pictured. I used regular cola instead of diet. The taste was good and my kids ate it, so I'll definitely make again."
"Definitely a keeper. I did not have plain oregano so I used a blended Italian seasoning and it was finger lickin' good. Even my sons friends asked for seconds!"
"Made this tonight and my entire family gobbled it up, even the kids asked for seconds. Will definitely save this recipe! My husbands only complaint....what a waste of skin :-)"
"so easy to make, with just a few ingredients a tasty barbeque sauce emerges, nice to use diet cola as well."
"I was surprised that the chicken was not dry after such a long cooking time. I used legs and thighs and followed the recipe. The chicken looked good but was lacking in flavor."
"Easy, quick and tasty recipe.The chicken was tender and moist. We loved the sauce and used some to dip the chicken in. I'm going to try it with pork chops and simmer it for only 40 minutes."
"I'm sure this is delicious, but a word to the wise. Diet cola contains substances that should not be heated if you care about your health."
"I intend to say chicken thighs, not wings."
"What about boneless/skinless wings? Would cooking time be reduced?"
"I haven't made it yet but I would agree with another poster here and use regular cola not diet. The chemicals used in diet soda are far worse than the sugar."
"Great recipe, but to make it more tasteful, use 1 can cola along with 1 cup ketchup (equal parts) and add about 3/4 cup of brown sugar to make it thick & sweet! I don't use the garlic (my preference) and it really does taste great this way. Pour over chicken or ribs and bake in 350 deg oven."
"This had the worst taste. I had to add a bottle of bbq sauce to be able to eat it."
"Fantastic recipe and so easy to make, some rice, a green salad and dinner is ready!"
"It was simple and easy to make. I've made this recipe a few times now and the entire family loves it. No leftovers at my house!!"
"Has this recipe ever been used with turkey? I have one in the freezer that needs to be used"
"The chicken was tender and moist. Slightly sweet taste but good flavor. I may try to add some hot spices to it next time but over all it was good a definate keeper! Thanks."
"I made this a few weeks ago and it was good. I found it on the Weight Watchers site. They call it 4 point Cola Chicken. Will make again."
"going to try it with cherry coke!:-)"
"NEVER heat anything with aspartame because it can cause serious illness."
"I have not made this yet (will tonight) but I will use "real" soda because I have Barrett's esophagus a precursor to esophageal cancer and artificial sweeteners have been linked to the condition as has chronic heartburn."
"Recipe is so good and tasty. Yes, I'll make it again. My niece made it for my birthday this past February. But she used Pepsi Cola. OMG! DELICIOUS."
"Over and over its great for kids that don't like anything great."
"Yes Shodan, go ahead and use white meat. I prefer white meat also. It would work well with turkey tenders too! Keep asking!"
"This may be a silly question but I'm just learning. Can I use white meat when dark meat is called for?"
"I used chicken breasts/ very moist and the family loved it..made in slow cooker due to hot weather..served over noodles and a salad. will definately make again"
"Yes, you can use regular cola. Due to migraines and the potential dangers of heating aspartame, I use either Pepsi or Dr. Pepper and both work well."
"I would like to use this recipe in the crock pot, how long do you think it should cook for??"
"very good recipe, family loved it"
"Can you use regular cola in this recipe? I am allergic to aspartame. Also, aspartame should not be used in recipes which are heated or baked."
"I make this recipe all the time, using the crock pot. Love it!"
"Everyone WAS surprised to hear the secret ingredient. It was VERY moist. YUM."
"I like this better than barbeque chicken. It's so easy and tastes deliciously different. Plus I always have these ingredients on hand, so it's a fabulous go-to. Try it!"
"I at first thought how strange. But in the end it was a really good recipe that I would fix again"
"Delicious and very moist. Will definitely make again."
"Don't know what happened but the chicken was chewy. Had a good flavor but probably won't make it again. Will take the leftovers and pressure cook them then shred add cheese and make a wrap."
"We just had it for dinner, will make again very good! Chicken nice and moist"
"This recipe was great I love it but I baked after I fix it the way it was. My husband want me to save it and fix it for the guys."
"We made this chicken the other night for dinner, Moist and flavorful. Hard to believe the recipe uses diet cola!"
"We thought that it was very yummy and will be eating it again."
"I just finished eating this for dinner and I can honestly say it's an unforgettable, melt-in-your mouth, experience."
"it was great, my family loved it. am definately keepin it for a favorite."
"This is an easy, yummy chicken recipe! The chicken was very moist and tender."