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cola chicken

Recipe by
Francine Lizotte
Surrey South, BC

Served with mashed potatoes and steamed vegetables, this is a delicious comfort food to make anytime.

yield 4 servings
prep time 10 Min
cook time 45 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For cola chicken

  • 1 can
    (12 oz.) coco-cola soda
  • 3/4 c
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 tsp
    cayenne pepper
  • 1 1/2 lb
    skinless boneless chicken thighs
  • ground himalayan sea salt, to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste and divided (i always use mixed peppercorns)
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 3/4 c
    white onions, chopped
  • 2 lg
    cloves garlic, pressed
  • 1 Tbsp
    cornstarch (mixed with 1/2 cup cold water)

How To Make cola chicken

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350ºF
  • 2
    In a bowl, add Coca-Cola, ketchup, Worcestershire and cayenne pepper; whisk until blended and set aside.
  • 3
    Season chicken thighs on one side with salt and pepper; set aside.
  • 4
    In an oven-proof skillet over medium heat, add oil.
  • 5
    When hot, add chicken thighs, seasoned side down, and cook until just browned on both sides, about 4 to 5 minutes. Season the top with salt and pepper before flipping them.
  • 6
    Transfer them to a plate and set them aside.
  • 7
    In the same skillet, add onions and sauté for 2 minutes. Add pressed garlic and sauté for 30 seconds.
  • 8
    Pour in the Coca-Cola sauce and scrape the bottom of the skillet to dislodge any brown bits.
  • 9
    When the sauce just starts simmering, return the chicken thighs to the skillet including any accumulated juices.
  • 10
    Spoon the sauce over to coat the meat, cover and transfer to the preheated oven. Cook for 25 to 30 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 170ºF.
  • 11
    Remove from the oven and transfer the chicken thighs to a warm plate. Cover with foil to keep them warm.
  • 12
    Bring the sauce to a simmer and add cornstarch mixture; stir until sauce thickens, about 45 seconds.
  • 13
    Return chicken to the skillet, spoon sauce over and heat it through before serving.
  • 14
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