Coca Cola Chicken

Coca Cola Chicken

Juicy and scrumptious chicken coated with the savouriness and sweetness of thick and sticky gravy. As the name suggests, Coca Cola is used as a base for this super delicious chicken dish.

4.2 stars

Preparation 5 mins
Cooking 25 mins


Ayam Masak Cola, Coke Chicken


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Nutrition per Serving

427 kcal
3 g
30 g
35 g

Whip up delicious coca cola chicken with leftover soda. Made popular in China, this chicken dish tastes marvelous coated with the thick sticky gravy it is cooked in. The shiny glaze on the chicken is tempting enough. You will be pleasantly surprised at how good the dish is. Whether it is drumsticks, wings, thighs or even ribs that you choose, you will definitely love the outcome.

You may question the addition of the most loved soda to this chicken dish. As we all know, coca cola is really sweet. Therefore, using it as the base for the gravy, there is no need for additional sweetener. The outcome looks similar to teriyaki chicken - dark and sticky with honey-like gravy.

Adding ketchup or BBQ sauce

This the simplest Coca Cola chicken recipe. However, you can always improve the flavour with ketchup or BBQ sauce. The gravy will then have a more complex flavour. You'll only need 1 tablespoon of either of the sauces. Choose ketchup for a more subtle taste. However, do not add both types of sauces together as the flavour would be overpowering and make the overall taste unappealing. Having either of the sauces adds a good amount of tartness and brings out the savouriness of the dish.

Coca Cola light or Pepsi

The base of the gravy calls for Coca Cola which means Cola light may also be used. Of course, it may also be substituted with Pepsi. The original taste of the soda is almost not noticeable in the dish once it is ready. So, it actually doesn't really matter on the choice of soda used.

Using slow cooker

Coca Cola chicken is a fantastic recipe to attempt using a slow cooker. It's explicitly simple. Optionally, sear the chicken pieces before adding it to the slow cooker. Then, add in all the ingredients. You don't even need to mix it thoroughly. Cover it and cook over low heat for about 5 hours or at high heat for 2 hours.

Using pressure cooker

If you're rushing for time, cook this yummy chicken dish in a pressure cooker. Just like the slow cooker, sear the meat pieces until they develop a brown crust. Add all the ingredients into the pot and cover it. You will be rewarded with really succulent chicken in no time.


1⁄2 cm
1⁄2 tbsp
400 g
chicken wings
300 ml
coca cola
2 tsp
dark soy sauce
3 tbsp
soy sauce

Steps to Prepare

Coca Cola Chicken Step 1

Step 1 of 3

    • 1⁄2 cm ginger
    • 1 scallions

Slice ginger. Then, separate leaves of the scallion from the stalk. Chop the stalk of the scallion into lengths of ca. 5 cm. Do julienne some scallions for garnishing, in step 3.

Coca Cola Chicken Step 2

Step 2 of 3

    • 1⁄2 tbsp oil
    • 400 g chicken wings

Pour oil into a pot heated at medium temperature. Sauté the stalks of the scallion and sliced ginger until fragrant. Add chicken pieces into pot to sear them till they begin browning.

Coca Cola Chicken Step 3

Step 3 of 3

    • 300 ml coca cola
    • 2 tsp dark soy sauce
    • 3 tbsp soy sauce

Add Coca Cola, soy sauce and dark soy sauce into the pot. Allow the gravy to simmer until it thickens. Turn the chicken pieces over every 10-15 minutes for better absorption of flavours. Garnish the dish julienned scallion.

Published: May 15, 2019

4 Discussions

Bing Ong
a year ago

Bing Ong

Did I miss something? How long do you cook the chicken for? It says "Turn the chicken pieces over every 10-15 minutes" But how long do you cook in total?

a year ago


Oh sorry, it took 25 minutes. Prep time took about 5 minutes. You can find the total time needed on each recipe page.

4 years ago


Hi! Would I be able to make this in the oven? If so, please advise the temperature & cooking time, thanks!

Mira - Community Happiness Manager
4 years ago

Mira - Community Happiness Manager

Hello Alyssa, you can bake them for 30 minutes on each side at 210 Celsius. Baste the chicken with the gravy every 10-15 minutes.

Maya Imo
4 years ago

Maya Imo

This recipe is very easy! I used Coca-cola zero sugar and it's less sweet and my kids like it very much. Grace, thank you!

Mira - Community Happiness Manager
4 years ago

Mira - Community Happiness Manager

Wonderful, Maya! Did you try the five spice chicken recipe. Kids love that dish too.

Lily Chua
5 years ago

Lily Chua

Made this last night for dinner. It's so yummy. I threw in some cili padi bits and added sesame seeds as garnish.

Mira - Community Happiness Manager
5 years ago

Mira - Community Happiness Manager

I'm happy to read this wonderful feedback, Lily! Do you have a photo too?If you do, upload it here as a food snap.

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