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Coca Cola Chicken

Coca Cola Chicken

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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.

Preparation 5 mins
Cooking 25 mins


Ayam Masak Cola, Coke Chicken



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

Nutrition per Serving

427 kcal
3 g
30 g
35 g

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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.

Steps to Prepare

Coca Cola Chicken Step 1

Step 1 of 3

Prepare aromatics

    • 1⁄2 cm ginger
    • 1 scallions

Separate leaves of the scallion from the stalk. Chop the stalk of the scallion into lengths of ca. 5 cm. Slice ginger.

Coca Cola Chicken Step 2

Step 2 of 3

Sear chicken

    • 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

Add seasoning

    • 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. Julienne the rest of the scallions for garnishing.

Published: May 15, 2019

1 Discussions

2 months ago


Hi Grace, In the ‘Ingredients’ section there is no mention of Coca Cola, soy sauce or dark soy sauce or the quantities to be used. Can that be clarified please?

2 months ago

Grace Teo

Hi Limmy, sorry as they were not displayed. All is good now! Happy cooking :D

2 months ago


Many thanks Grace. 😊