Recipe by Benjamin Lankheet
"The idea of using a Cola beverage came to me after fixing 'Red eye gravy' that uses coffee for flavor. Here you get the cola flavor with a little sweetness. You will be very pleasantly surprised by the great flavor of this dish. Yum Yum."
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seasoned dry bread crumbs
ground black pepper
skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - pounded to 1/2 inch thickness
cola-flavored carbonated beverage
thinly sliced fully cooked ham
sliced fresh mushrooms
I made this last night and it was deliciously different. The ham seemed an unusual ingredient (besides the cola of course), but the two together gave it a bacon-y flavor. Excellent! I agree that it needed to be thickened a bit, even after letting it reduce down, so I added a flour/water slurry and it was perfect. Served it over egg noodles, but over rice would probably be even better. Actually, we loved the sauce so much, I'd double it the next time. Make certain you pound the chicken like the recipe states...it makes them so much more tender. This one I'll make again!
Well, we like the chicken but the "gravy" didn't go over so well. First, it was a little watery for our taste and secondly, it had too much of a "winey" flavor. I even used a little more sour cream to thicken the sauce and reduce the wine taste but the kids passed and the adults found it edible but were not thrilled. Maybe something other than sherry? The idea sounds good but I'm not sure what I could substitute to make it worthwhile making again. Thanks anyways!
This was an excellent recipe! I was a little skeptical at first, but the chicken was very tender and the sauce was delicious. It was a little hard to tell when the sauce had reduced by half, so that may be the reason that the sherry could come across a little strong.
I loved it--very easy and tasty. Ingredients are pantry staples for any kitchen, so it's a convenient meal.
Sauce was good up to the point of adding the sour cream. I didn't like the flavor the sour cream made. Family loved it though.
My husband and I loved this recipe! He said it was the best chicken he had ever had. I thought it was really simple to make since I am not the best cook. The only thing I would suggest is to double the sauce portion of the recipe, you will want to have extra of this great stuff!!
This really turned out great! I did add some chopped onions to the chicken for an extra kick. And I think that next time I will add some corn starch to the sauce to thicken. It was wnderful served over egg noodles. Kids and Hubby loved it!
Made it last night and was a big hit. When I read the reciepe initially it sounded very interesting. After preparing it, it exceeded my expectaions. Do give it a try...it's a keeper. Thank you for sharing it with us!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Chicken Catch a Cola
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 135
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