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Diet cola chicken


Diet cola chicken

Use a can of diet cola as a secret ingredient to enhance this chicken casserole. It’s an easy and delicious weekday supper, best enjoyed with rice or pasta

Recipe details
Cooking-time Prep:5 mins Cook:40 mins
Serving Serves 4
Difficulty Easy


  1. 1 tsp olive oil
  2. 640g boneless and skinless chicken thighs
  3. 1 onion , finely chopped
  4. 300ml chicken stock
  5. 2 garlic cloves , finely chopped
  6. 1 red pepper , deseeded and cut into chunks
  7. 1 yellow pepper , deseeded and cut into chunks
  8. 1 tsp dried oregano
  9. 1 tsp light brown soft sugar
  10. ½ tsp mustard powder
  11. 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  12. 3 tbsp tomato purée
  13. 330ml diet cola
  14. 2 tbsp reduced-salt-and-sugar ketchup
  15. 2 spring onions , trimmed and finely sliced


Step 1

Heat the oil in a large non-stick saucepan over a high heat. Season, then brown the chicken thighs all over for 4-5 mins. Remove with tongs and set aside on a plate.

Step 2

Lower the heat, add the onion to the pan and cook for 8-10 mins until softened, adding a splash of stock if needed to prevent burning. Stir in the garlic and cook for 1 min until fragrant, then add the yellow pepper.

Step 3

Stir in the oregano, brown sugar, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, tomato purée, diet cola, remaining stock and ketchup. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat, add the chicken back to the pan and simmer for 10 mins, covered, until the chicken is cooked through.

Step 4

Turn the heat up and bubble for 10 mins until the sauce has reduced and thickened slightly. Serve sprinkled with the spring onion over rice or pasta.


Nutrition Facts

kcal : 290
fat : 12g
saturates : 3g
carbs : 10g
sugars : 0g
fibre : 4g
protein : 34g
salt : 0.64g

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