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Favorite Cola Chicken

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


  • 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


  • 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.
  • Uncover; simmer for 45 minutes or until a thermometer reads 180°.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 234 calories, 10g fat (3g saturated fat), 92mg cholesterol, 434mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 26g protein.

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