Wednesday, July 7, 2010

27. Diet Coke Chicken

This! This is a surprise, trust me. I've been seeing variations of this for months on the WW boards and have been turned off by the fact that it (originally) contained 3 ingredients that I could not imagine together: chicken, ketchup, and diet coke. Yes, diet coke. I want to say something here about sugar free or artificially sweetened things. I do not like cooking with them. I find that the sweetener leaves a bitter taste behind that ruins everything. However I did not find that to be the case with this dish, in fact I was so pleasantly surprised that I made it two nights in a row (with varying heat to make sure it wasn't a fluke) and my family devoured it. You can serve this over rice or couscous. You can serve it on rolls or wraps. It has a lightly sweet, lovely taste and is one of the easiest dishes I have ever made.

Diet Coke Chicken - 3 points per serving
Makes 8 servings

2lbs of boneless skinless chicken breast
1 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp red pepper (or more if you are like me!)
1 tbsp minced garlic
1/3 cup barbecue sauce
2/3 cup ketchup
2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
12 - 14 oz (14 makes a little more juice) diet coke

Dutch Oven:

1. Preheat oven to 275
2. Place ingredients into pot in the order listed above.
3. Replace lid and place into oven. Cook at 275 for 3 -4 hours.
4. Remove chicken from pot and shred with two forks. Put back into pot with juice and stir. Serve hot.

Crock Pot:

1. Follow directions 1 & 2 above.
2. Cook on low 4-6 hours.
3. Remove chicken from pot and shred with two forks. Put back into pot with juice and stir. Serve hot.

Stove Top:

1. Place ingredients into skillet in the order listed above.
2. Over medium to medium high heat bring the liquid to a boil.
3. Cover with a lid, turn the heat down and let it simmer for 45 to 60 minutes, stirring occasionally.
4. Remove chicken from the pan, shred with two forks. Put back into skillet with juice and stir. Serve hot.



  1. I will try it but it seems so flipping odd..Hmmmm. LOL

  2. It seems odd but I know that I've never tried anything that you've liked and been disappointed. And it really seems easy. And I needed and idea for dinner. And I have all the ingredients...including chicken defrosting in the sink!

    It looks a lot like pulled pork. Does it taste similar?

  3. WWW: I thought it was odd too!

    Rebekah: It is incredibly easy. However, it might be important to use diet coke and not pepsi (I cant remember if you guys are pepsi or coke fans) because I haven't tested it out w/ pepsi or any other soda.

  4. trying it with Pepsi as I type this will let you know how it is.

  5. Tastes awesome with Pepsi. Also I didnt not have any BBQ Sauce so I used a bottle of Ketchup Kicks (an older ketchup that was mixed with flavors the one I had, was BBQ flavored) and some regular ketchup. Served it over Brown Rice. Was AMAZING!!

  6. Yay! I keep pepsi in the house so that will make this easier for us in the future! I wanna taste yours now so I can compare!