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Favorite Cola Chicken Recipe
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Favorite Cola Chicken Recipe

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Everyone who tries this chicken asks for the recipe. They're surprised to hear that soda is the secret ingredient! —Jean Jarvis, Wautoma, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 70 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 70 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Nutritional Facts

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.

Directions

  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 meat thermometer reads 180°. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Cola Chicken in Country Chicken Cookbook 1995, p43

Nutritional Facts

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

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Reviewed Jan. 29, 2014

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. :(

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Reviewed Oct. 3, 2013

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.

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Reviewed Sep. 4, 2013

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.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 16, 2013

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!

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2013

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 :-)

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