Diet Coke Chicken – Sweet & Sticky Slimming World Recipe

diet coke chickenWhen someone told me you could use diet coke and chicken together I thought they were having a laugh :-)  I had never heard of it before but Diet Coke Chicken is a recipe that does the rounds in Slimming World groups and social media time and time again for its popularity on tasting amazing and the fact it is Syn free too.

So I thought I would give it a try but adjusted the recipe slightly as I like a sweeter less spicy version and I love recipes that are Syn free too. I have to say I thought this tasted fantastic. When you begin reducing it down it does take about 20-30 minutes for the liquid to turn into a less watery BBQ style sauce, I have found you have to reduce it down a lot to the point that there is very little liquid left BUT the chicken and veg is coated so well with the diet coke chicken mixture in the time it has been in the pan that is tastes amazing anyway. I usually serve mine with rice or slimming world chips.

You cannot make diet coke chicken in a slow cooker as the liquid will not reduce – many people have asked about this and it just doesn’t work in a slow cooker. The best method I have found is in a deep wok……this is a fab recipe that I will continue to make over and over again.

FREE on – Extra Easy & Original Plans

Diet Coke Chicken - Updated Recipe - Sweet & Sticky
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FREE on – Extra Easy & Original Plans
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: British
Serves: 4
  • 4 chicken breast, diced (no fat)
  • 1 Onion, diced
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 500ml diet coke or pepsi max whichever you prefer
  • 6 tbsp passata
  • 1 garlic clove
  • splash or worcester sauce
  • splash of soy sauce
  • 170g pack of mange tout and baby corn (Sainsburys)
  • ½ tbsp of sweetner
  1. Place the chicken and onions into a wok and cook until tender (don't over cook)
  2. Take a plastic jug
  3. Add the diet coke, passata, soy sauce, worcester sauce, sweetner and mix well
  4. Pour the mixture over the chicken & onions and bring to the boil
  5. Then simmer for 15-20 minutes
  6. Slice up the red pepper, mange tout and baby corn
  7. Add the vegetables to the mixture/wok
  8. Then simmer on high heat for another 10-15 minutes
  9. The mixture will have reduced down (if not bear with it it will)
  10. Serve immediately with any free food or HEB choices)
  11. YUMMY!





About Karen

Currently following Slimming World this blog is about my personal diet journey for long term changes and so i can look fabulous on my wedding day. You will find reviews of diet products, lots of tasty recipes and diet tips to help and inspire others on their diet journeys.

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