Thursday, 23 June 2011

RECIPE - Diet Coke Chicken

This is another well known Slimming World recipes, which I tried for the first time last night. I thought it sounded strange, and my partner looked at me like I was a crazy person when I told him we were having diet coke chicken for dinner, but it was very nice. It makes a lovely thick, BBQ type sauce. Its also a very quick and easy recipe to make, so is ideal for evenings when you don't have much time to cook but want something healthy and filling.

I've also been told of a variation to the recipe which involves using diet fanta instead of the coke to make a sweet and sour style sauce (and also adding fresh pineapple at the very end to make it more authentic) Given the success of yesterday's recipe, I intend to try the diet fanta chicken very soon too.

(Syn free on all plans)
2 chicken breasts
1 can diet coke
100ml passata
1 large onion, diced
1 tsp worcestershire sauce

  1. Chop the chicken into bite size pieces
  2. Spray a non-stick pan with fry light and stir fry and onion and chicken until cooked
  3. Add the diet coke, passata and worcestershire sauce
  4. Cook over a low heat for about 15-20 minutes until the sauce has thickened
  5. Serve with a fresh salad and either rice or potato wedges


  1. I wondered what the soft drink was meant to do when you Twittered about making this. Now I know.

    Good to hear your making great progress with the new regimen.

    Ali x

  2. How do you make diet fanta chicken? Do you still use passata? As i would imagine that would still give a tomato flavour to it?? Karen

  3. Hi Karen,

    You make the Diet Fanta chicken in much the same way - I used soy sauce instead of worcestershire sauce though, and also added some ginger, and stir fry veg. I still used the passata, and it didn't particularly taste too tomatoey. It was delicious, and in actual fact I may prefer it to the diet coke version.