Diet Cola Chicken

Amy Massey
by Amy Massey
4 Servings
50 min

Another unique sounding recipe, this dish is a quick and easy stir fry with a saucy base made up from tomato passata, garlic, herbs and oh yes...a can of diet cola!

The perfect balance of both sweet and savoury, with the sweetness of the diet cola, the saltiness from the soy sauce and the tang of the Worcestershire sauce. This dish is so versatile and would work well with various meats and vegetables.

Serve with rice, noodles or even use as a topping for a jacket potato!

This dish also works really well with diet fanta. Feel free to experiment with other diet soda drinks and let me know your thoughts!

The chicken cooks down to a rich sauce with the perfect balance of sweet and savoury flavours.

The chicken is cooked with a medley of vegetables. Feel free to mix it up with your favourite meats and vegetables!

The chicken is cooked down in a rich sauce made up of tomatoes, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce and herbs.

Recipe details
  • 4  Servings
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 40 Minutes Total time: 50 min
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  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 4 chicken breasts, cut into bitesized chunks
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into large chunks
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, cut into large chunks
  • 1 green bell pepper, cut into large chunks
  • 1 onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 x 330ml can diet cola
  • 8 tbsps passata
  • 4 tbsps tomato puree
  • 200ml hot chicken stock made with 1 stock cube
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp dried mixed herbs
  • 200g sugar snap peas

Heat a large saucepan until hot and add the oil.
Add the chicken, peppers and onion to the pan and stir fry until the chicken is fully cooked and the vegetables have begun to soften.
Add the chopped garlic and stir fry for a further minute until fragrant.
Add the passata, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, diet cola, tomato puree and dried herbs.
Add a good pinch of salt and stir well, then bring to a boil.
Cover the pan with a lid, reduce the heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes.
Remive the lid, add the sugar snap peas and increase the heat to medium.
Allow to simmer, uncovered, for a further 10 minutes until the sugar snap peas are tender and the sauce has thickened.
  • This dish also works really well with diet