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Here's an Asian classic, Coke-a-cola Chicken. There are many ways to do this and some of which involve crock pots, diet cola, and tomato sauce (ketchup to the other Americans out there). Nevertheless, this is one that I like to make and it's quick, easy, and oh so sticky & yummy!!!


600-700 Grams (approx a pound and a half) of Chicken pieces (I use breast tenderloins, but drumsticks or wings also work)
2-4 Tbsp Peanut Oil (or other cooking oil)
3-4 Cloves Garlic (minimum)
2 Tsp Finely crushed or grated ginger
1 Can or roughly 300ml Coke-a-Cola (or, I imagine Pepsi would work in a pinch)
2 Tbsp Bai Jiu (Chinese sorghum liquor) OPTIONAL
1 Tsp Celery Salt
2-3 Tbsp Honey


Heat oil in wok or large chef's pan. When oil is hot, quickly add in ginger and garlic and give a quick stir around before carefully tossing in the chicken peices.

Brown the chicken lightly then pour cola over chicken to cover.

Once cola begins a rapid boil, add in the honey and liquor then give a good stir around before adding the celery salt.

Now cover and simmer until cola reduces to a thick and sticky syrup. Make sure all chicken pieces are well coated and remove from heat. Don't assume the black stuff on the pan is burnt...that's the best part!

I serve mine with steamed veggies and rice vermicelli noodles and topped it off with toasted sesame seeds. Rice or yakisoba noodles would also make a nice substitute for the vermicelli.

1 Thoughts & Remarks:

Anonymous said...

Oh this seems super simple and god. Wil have to gie it a try sometime.

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