Diet Cola Chicken
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You always ask what we eat on daily basis and which recipes are our family favorites. Lucky me, both my husband and our son, eat the food that I am offering for them, without any complaints even though I add surprising amounts of vegetables to their plates 😉 . Here are some our favorites that I’ve shared with you previously:
This mouth-watering Diet Cola Chicken recipe is one of our favorites, as it’s ready in under an hour and serves 4 people. You can use all the lonely vegetables from your fridge (no food wasting in our household!), so it doesn’t matter if you don’t have everything I wrote on this recipe. And if you’re a vegetarian or don’t feel like eating chicken today, you can always swap the chicken for Quorn or tofu pieces instead. Just adjust the cooking time according to packet instructions.
1tbsp oil or cooking spray
4 skinless and boneless chicken breasts, cut into chunks
1 red pepper, cut into chunks
1 small zucchini, cut into chunks
1 onion, finely chopped
200g sugar snap peas
330ml can diet cola (of course use the regular one!)
200ml boiling chicken stock
8tbsp passata with onions and garlic
4 tbsp tomato purée
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
2-3 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1-2 tbsp dark soy sauce
1 tsp dried mixed herbs
• Use non-stick frying pan, add oil or cooking spray and place over a high heat. Add the chicken, peppers, and onion and stir-fry for 5 minutes or until lightly browned.
• Add the diet cola, stock, passata, tomato purée, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce and dried mixed herbs and stir well. Bring to the boil, cover, reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for 12-15 minutes.
• Stir in the sugar snap peas, zucchini and mushrooms, and turn the heat to medium-high. Cook for another 10-15 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and the veg is tender.
• Serve hot with rice, quinoa, bulgur, or mashed potatoes.
Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days.
The original recipe can be found here: