I first heard about diet cola chicken when a colleague at work mentioned it. She was on slimming world and she told me how good it was. Initially, you think what on earth? How could diet coke work in a savoury chicken sauce – but it does. It really does!!
You can google diet cola chicken and find a million and one results, the ‘official’ one being listed first. My only criticism of the online recipes I saw is why would you not bulk up this meal with a more vegetables? Vegetables add flavour and also stretch a sauce further making you feel like your eating more.
I tried this meal twice. On my first attempt, I didn’t add any stock as many of the online recipes suggested and used tinned tomatoes instead of passata. I also boosted the vegetable content by adding carrots and celery. I added less soy sauce and more Worcestershire sauce and it came out tasting like sweet and sour chicken – I have no idea why. It was so watery, even though I cooked it for longer than it suggested all over the internet. I also though the colour needed working on.
I made some changes adding green beans for colour. I added a little chicken stock and an extra onion to the recipe for flavour and changed the quantities of soy sauce and Worcestershire sauce. I also added more tomato puree, adding 4 tablespoons. This came out beautifully. It was thicker and richer. The only thing I could liken it to is almost BBQ like with a sweet and sticky sauce. That’s my opinion, I think that the taste is something that you could judge on making it, its very different- a good different.
This is definitely a recipe that everyone needs to give a go at some point.
Diet Cola Chicken
From the kitchen of mrswallscooks.worpress.com
1 clove of garlic
500 g chicken breast (cubed)
2 sticks of celery (sliced)
2 medium carrots (sliced)
1 pepper (sliced)
400 g tin of chopped tomatoes
4 tbsp tomato puree
1 can of diet coke
100 ml chicken stock
1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp soy sauce
100 g green beans (ends removed and halved)
Fry the onion and garlic until softened in a large pan. Add the chicken and seal. Add the celery, carrots and peppers and cook for five minutes on a medium heat.
Add the tomatoes, tomato puree, diet coke, stock, Worcestershire sauce and soy sauce.
Cook for 20 – 30 minutes. Add the green beans 10 minutes before the end of cooking time.
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