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Cola Chicken Recipe

Cola Chicken

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"Everyone has to try this! Great for BBQ's, picnics, or yummy lunches for your hubby and kids. You will never hear complaints!"

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    2 mins
  • COOK

    2 hrs

    2 hrs 2 mins


  1. Place chicken breast halves into a 2 quart or slightly larger pot. Pour in ketchup and cola. Simmer over medium heat until the sauce is thick and sticky, about 2 hours. Eat chicken plain, or shred and serve on buns.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 23, 2006

I was pleasantly surprised at how good this tasted. I just didn't feel like cooking and thought that if it didn't taste good, it was not a long list of expensive ingredients. Scaled to 3 servings. Added tsp. each garlic and onion powder. Only had diet coke with lime but thought that would work well. While it was cooking, it didn't smell all that great. What a surprise when I lifted the lid and tasted the sauce and couldn't believe the depth of flavor! I have quite a descriminating palate and couldn't believe how good this was for being a simpleton recipe! Served with some basmati rice and fresh steamed broccoli and it was a great meal. The chicken itself was nice and tender. Used 3 deskinned bone-in breasts.

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 04, 2007

This is a great recipe but it is bland if you don't add to it (i.e. onions, garlic pwdr...etc.). You first should cook on high heat until it boils then reduce to med-high. Cover it in the beginning and then uncover for the last bit of cooking time.

Feb 08, 2011

Sorry,not for me. Chicken was dry and sauce was nothing to write home about.

Aug 23, 2005

This is a recipe that is a favorite of ours. I have made this several times and it is very good. Chicken comes out moist and tastes a lot like barbeque chicken. I used the boneless, skinless chicken breasts and use diet cola. I usually shred the leftovers and make a sandwich for lunch. Very tasty, you've got to try it. And, it doesn't get any easier than this!! Enjoy!

Jun 04, 2008

At first, I didn't really get this recipe. I tried it though, and the sauce didn't thicken and become a gooey delicious mess, however, I think I was simmering it at too low a temperature. I think higher simmer, to allow for a full boil. However, I tried the leftovers the next day, and it was delicious!

Jan 31, 2011

wicked good! did add some stuff, though. i browned the chicken first and also added veggies: onion, garlic, carrots, celery and red peppers (was trying to use them up). SO GOOD! was iffy on letting it boil for so long...but you def have to do it to get it to thicken up. would be great to serve up to a house full of peeps :o)

Oct 05, 2007

This is a super easy, quick meal, esp when you don't feel like cooking!! I made a few moderations: I used 1 1/2 cans Diet Pepsi, and 1 1/2 c. ketchup. I also browned some chopped onion & garlic before adding the chicken/sauce. Also added a few dashes of Worcestershire sauce to it. Great flavor! Chicken was super moist!

Dec 11, 2005

Delicious! This will definitely become a regular in our family. I love the fact that the ingredients are things that are generally in the pantry. I used boneless chicken breast, took them out of the pot after 30 minutes and shredded them, returned them to the pot during the last 30 minutes of cooking. Came out perfectly, made a wonder pulled chicken sandwich. Thank you for sharing this recipe.


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  • Calories
  • 465 kcal
  • 23%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 20.1 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 144 mg
  • 48%
  • Fat
  • 21.1 g
  • 32%
  • Fiber
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 48.3 g
  • 97%
  • Sodium
  • 1033 mg
  • 41%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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