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Coca-Cola Chicken

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A simple chicken recipe flavored with Coca-Cola.
 
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Step 1: Gather Ingredients and Utensils

Ingredients
- chicken
- 2 liters of Coca-Cola
- soy sauce (preferably light)
- salt
- water

Do not use Diet Coke as it does not contain sugar.

Utensils
- pot or pan to simmer chicken with
- stirring utensil

Step 2: Cooking

1. Boil the chicken in water until it is fully cooked.

2. Dump the water and replace it with Coca-Cola.

3. - Begin simmering the chicken in Coca-Cola for about 30 minutes or until flavor fully sets in. Cover the pot to keep the flavor in.
-Add about 1 tablespoon of salt for every liter of Coca-Cola to balance the sweet and salty flavors a bit.
- Add about 3 tablespoons of soy sauce for every liter of Coca-Cola if light soy sauce is used. Otherwise you may want to leave it at 2 tablespoons or it will be too salty. Adjust flavorings to personal taste and remember to stir occasionally.

4. After 30 minutes, the remaining Coca-Cola should have a thick, syrupy consistency.
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Doesn't the recipe work, because the sugar in the coke is caramelized when it is cooked? Doesn't diet/sugar free soda defeat the purpose of the whole thing?

It seems very delicious.
tmetcalfe2 years ago
Just made it and wow was that simple and delicious! Tastes like some sort of mild teriyaki chicken.
AtlGlamDoll2 years ago
I've never tried this before, it sounds really yummy and simple to make :)
AtlGlamDoll2 years ago
Wonder if it matters whether the Coca-Cola is caffeinated or caffeine-free.
heartmyK3 years ago
hi!! we use a sachet of french onion soup mix at the beginning with just a bit of coke, and add coke a little at a time as its cooking so it evaporates faster and gets thicker. and we do ours on the stovetop, and it goes nice with potato bake. yum.
H1T4TCH13 years ago
I laugh seeing this because my dad is making this almost every weekend (:
TALKTALKER3 years ago
NIGELLA LAWSON OFTEN DOES SOMETHING LIKE THIS
kevsricks3 years ago
Hmmm, suppose that tastes pretty interesting.:D
MamaLoca3 years ago
Hmmmmm, I wonder how Ginger Ale would taste . . . . . . .
Sagi3 years ago
I tried it ('cos I was curious how it would taste) - its easy to make and delicious! Thank you for sharing!
exratnerman4 years ago
Any ideas on what to serve it with?
I served it with rice and salad. :-)
drmjj555 years ago
Pepsi Chicken 8 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves 3 cloves garlic; minced 1 can Pepsi 1 Tbs. onion powder 1 1/2 cups catsup 2 Tbs. chili powder Arrange chicken breasts in an oiled 12" Dutch oven. In a large bowl add remaining ingredients and stir to mix well. Spoon sauce over chicken. Cover oven and bake using 8-10 briquetttes bottom and 14-16 briquettes top for 60-75 minutes or until chicken is cooked through basting with pan juices every 15 minutes. Serves: 8
mlg5 years ago
My mother always made chicken coke for me as a child. I now make it for kids and they absolutely love it. The only thing different that we do is that instead of boiling the chicken in water, we boil the chicken in equal parts coke and bar-b-que sauce. It will be thin at first. You know it's done when the sauce thickens up. Usually takes about 2 hours.
justus65 years ago
i DO THIS ALL THE TIME WITH DIET COKE I HAVE 2 DIABETIC CHILDREN IT TASTES WONDERFUL
Arbitror5 years ago
One thing I've seen done before is salmon marinating in a mix of dill sauce and sprite for a day. It's actually pretty good!
mdauby5 years ago
we have used a similar recipe but using catsup and coke sort of a mild bbq flavor. Easy and a family favorite. Try it as a sauce for cocktail meatballs, very good.
selena_19776 years ago
This is so cool...any way to just add the raw chicken and coke to a slow-cooker, let go for 6 - 8 hours and get the same results?
crestind (author)  selena_19775 years ago
Yeah probably. Basically you just stew it and wait for all the water to evaporate.
PKTraceur5 years ago
Making now, will reply in an hour!
Katarukito6 years ago
i wonder how root beer will go with this
poachiche6 years ago
has anyone tried it ??
bigfootduck6 years ago
so it's kind of a fizzy terriaki chicken. Is it really that delicious?
crestind (author)  bigfootduck6 years ago
The final consistency of the Coke is like a sauce, so it isn't really fizzy lol But yeah, it's pretty good
matthewabel6 years ago
I have seen a similar recipe with ketchup instead of soy sauce. Basically you mix coke and ketchup and use it in lieu of bbq sauce.
I love that stuff!
Ever add worchestershire sauce to this? Great concept. I'd like to try it with dr. pepper as well.
crestind (author)  I Am An Evil Taco6 years ago
Thanks! I will be sure to try that!
ash14946 years ago
You shud try my families Tomato chicken its really nice and all naturla :D
Call it cochicken thas gt a much bettr ring 2 it
OprahofKNEX7 years ago
it looks good i doubt though i will be able to have this becuz my mom is diabetic...but it looks great maybe ill make it myself one day
ltang7 years ago
So you don't need to marinate? Would it be better to marinate the chicken in the Coca Cola concoction overnight and then cook it on a grill?
crestind (author)  ltang7 years ago
You do need to marinate for the flavor to set in. Also most of the Coke has to evaporate to you have some thick sauce. I haven't grilled it before, so you could try that!
armindilo7 years ago
Hey, thats awesome, I may have to try it one of these days! Thanks for sharing it!
I live in NY City and we have a very large Asian population here. If I go to an Asian market there are about 50 brands of soy sauce. The NY Daily News did a taste test to see which was the best and #2 was Kikkoman (which I had been using) and #1 was Tamari brand. It is naturally brewed, contains a little alcohol and beets Kikkoman , IMHO. When you buy Soy Sauce look at the ingredients; if it says caramel coloring pass it by- its just salty water.
honestly i havent tried this one. although this one sure looks to be worth giving a try during one of my meals. philippine recipes
tuxn8r7 years ago
Or you could just do it the easy way:

Cochicken Recipe
crestind (author)  tuxn8r7 years ago
Lol :P That's a pretty powerful blender! The result looks surprisingly creamy and frothy!
here!!....no here!!!here's a blender 4 u!!

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