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Old 03-17-2005, 05:08 AM   #91
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I only made the cola chicken once a while back, but I did add some liquid smoke. I would recommend that. Now I want to make it again with some of your suggestions.
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Old 03-28-2005, 01:10 PM   #92
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Old 05-26-2005, 11:13 PM   #93
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Where has this recipe been all my life!!! I have never enjoyed a BBQ sauce more. I have added sweet polydextrose for a s/s sauce on pork chops. I've used it with chili pepper and onions. I find it goes great with any meat, and I save left over sauce to top meat loaf or hamburgers. Thank you Cheri and all for this thread.
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Old 05-30-2005, 09:15 PM   #94
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I'm definitely going to make this... sounds just wonderful. Going to make it with thighs.

Thanks again for a wonderful and easy recipe.

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Old 06-27-2005, 06:12 PM   #95
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Made the cola chicken tonite and YUM! Only thing is I used Carb Options Spaghetti Sauce (10 carbs in a cup), as I didn't have any lc ketchup. I used Diet Pepsi (again, all I had) and added a tbsp of Worchestire sauce. This is great, still slightly sweet, but not too much. The reduction and thickening took about 20 mins on the stovetop. Love it! (and the little chunks of tomato and onion from the sauce are a bonus!)
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Old 06-29-2005, 04:36 PM   #96
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Had this last night and I loved it! My mother, who hates my cooking, even complimented it by not ragging on it.

I had the leftovers for lunch today...this will definitely become a regular.
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Old 06-29-2005, 05:05 PM   #97
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I made this tonight for dinner and I must say OMG it is good!!! I have been pretty skeptical about trying it but I'm so glad I did. We'll be having this fairly often. DH saw me haul out the Diet Rite cola and the ketchup along with my chicken and raised an eyebrow. I said "get out of here" and proceeded to make it. He was pleasantly surprised.
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Old 06-29-2005, 07:23 PM   #98
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I was surprised too. I thought it sounded horrible but I tried a half batch on a lark and now I've made it like five times. I do it in the crockpot, with a big family pack of chicken thighs, cook for 6 to 8 hours on low and then reduce the liquid in a saucepan after the chicken is done. Takes 10-15 minutes of hard boiling before it's the way I like it. The chicken is FOTB tender and the sauce is finger-licking good!
I do the version with mustard, worcestershire, and a few drops of Liquid Smoke as well as the Diet Rite and one-carb ketchup.
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Old 06-29-2005, 08:53 PM   #99
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I did mine just with the cola and ketchup but added a bunch of shakes of Tabasco to spice it up a bit. I'm going to try the chicken thighs in the crockpot next. Did you double the ingredients for the family pack of thighs? I only made 4 breasts and didn't have a whole lot of sauce left over.
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Old 07-01-2005, 01:45 PM   #100
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I used 1 cup of ketchup, 1 cup of Diet Rite, a teaspoon or so of mustard, few shakes of worcestershire sauce, and a few drops of Liquid Smoke. I portioned it out in containers with two thighs each and about an inch of sauce, and I ended up with sauce left over.
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Old 07-04-2005, 12:28 PM   #101
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for those who like it hot and spicy, I wonder what it would taste like if you added chipotle powder instead fo tobasco? Chipotle tastes like barbeque to me.
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Old 07-06-2005, 08:35 AM   #102
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I made it with ground hamburger last night. It tasted like Manwich Sandwiches...made me long for bread, though.
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I found carb options ketchup by hellmans at albertsons. less than one carb per tablespoon
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Old 07-31-2005, 04:02 PM   #104
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Cola Chicken

I finally made the Cola Chicken yesterday. Made it with skinless, boneless breasts and cut them down to strips about 1/4 inch thick. Browned the breast strips in a skillet, added the Diet Rite, low carb Heinz ketchup and 1 Tbsp. of Instant Onion, 1 Tbsp. of Yellow Mustard, plus 1 Tbsp. of Worchestershire (Spell ?) Sauce. Cooked with the cover on for 20 minutes.
Removed the cover and cooked to reduce/thicken the sauce.

I picked up a book and started reading while waiting for the sauce to thicken. After a while, I checked on the chicken and the sauce was completely gone... even started to burn a little on some of the strips.

I picked out the best pieces and put them on a hamburger bun for my husband. Served it with Bruce's cole slaw. I ate mine without the bun. It was delicious, just wonderful. Will definitely make it again and watch it more closely.

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Old 09-01-2005, 07:52 PM   #105
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need help with this please!

Hi there,

I made this tonight for the first time and the taste was really good - chicken was moist, with nice flavor.

The problem? The sauce never thickened up... what did I do wrong? I used the LC catsup (no sugar added) and Diet Rite pop... brought it to boil then turned down heat and covered with lid. (Then part of the time I had the lid off because some of the advice here indicated having NO lid would make the sauce thicken better)...

Help please! I do like this, but I really had no "sauce"... it was more soupy or runny...

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Old 09-01-2005, 09:22 PM   #106
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It takes a really long time for the sauce to thicken sometimes... but also if it cooled and you reheat left overs it will thicken up even more.... might be just that you didn't simmer it enough time?

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Old 09-02-2005, 06:58 AM   #107
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I read in one of the earlier posts that soda not sweetened with aspertame would work. Has anyone tried anything other than Diet Rite soda?? I have pepsi one sweetened with splenda, would that work??
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Old 09-02-2005, 07:18 AM   #108
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Xanthum (sp?) Gum will help thicken it too.
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Old 09-02-2005, 10:54 AM   #109
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I read in one of the earlier posts that soda not sweetened with aspertame would work. Has anyone tried anything other than Diet Rite soda?? I have pepsi one sweetened with splenda, would that work??
That should work very well...
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Old 09-02-2005, 12:27 PM   #110
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Old 09-05-2005, 09:03 AM   #111
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I must have done something wrong!!!

Mine was AWFUL!!!!

I had 6 boneless/skinless chicken thighs. I cooked them in my new electric skillet until browned. I added 1 cup of the Heinz lc ketchup and 12 ounces of Diet Coke made with Splenda. I had also seasoned the chicken thighs. Not only did it not thicken, the smell of the whole thing made me actually gag

I didn't even like the taste of the sauce and I ended up putting the whole thing down the garbage disposal just to get rid of the smell!

And I was so excited to have barbecued chicken.

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Hi there,

The problem? The sauce never thickened up
Thanks!
This is my very favorite lc recipe.

I find if I do the regular recipe then bake it afterwards it thickens up. Put them in a pan then bake at 400 for 15 mins or so. Mmmmm
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Marieze, The recipe calls for 1 cup cola. I think 12 oz is 1 1/2 cups.
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will definitely try again

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Marieze, The recipe calls for 1 cup cola. I think 12 oz is 1 1/2 cups.

Hey! I did use 12 oz of Diet Rite so maybe that is my problem... will try next time with only one "cup" of pop and see how that goes.

For the record, I did follow the directions to a "T" as far as simmering, etc - but maybe I "simmered" on too low of a heat? (Is that even possible?) And the actual TASTE has been quite fine to me - just too runny on the sauce. I thought the smell of it cooking as also quite nice.

I appreciate all the ideas - I hope to not have to use my oven much since it's so (*%#! humid and hot here.

I'll try again and let you know how it works out. I bought a TON of fresh boneless chicken breasts at Sam's last week (I used 6 in my first attempt at Cola Chicken) that are in the freezer and just waiting!

Thanks and take care-
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Old 09-06-2005, 04:10 PM   #115
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The recipe as cheri posted it calls for 1 cup of ketchup and a 12 ounce can of cola.
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Old 09-06-2005, 07:36 PM   #116
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I use equal parts of each (ketchup and cola) and -- last time I made it -- I made a batch of the sauce, simmered it on the stove for about 45 minutes, then added a bunch of shredded cooked chicken (which I had leftover) to make the yummiest shredded bbq chicken sandwiches! SOOOOO good!
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Old 09-07-2005, 12:43 AM   #117
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Try Bruce's Adobe:

3 pounds Chicken thighs
1/2 cup soy sauce, Kikkoman
2/3 cup white vinegar
1 Bay leaf
3 cloves Garlic, minced
1 onion, sliced

Combine all ingredients in non-aluminum pan. Bring to boil. Cover, lower heat and simmer until tender.


Servings 8: Per Serving: 303 Calories; 21g Fat (61.7% calories from fat); 24g Protein; 4g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber.

You can use chicken, pork or beef or any combination of the three. It's also a good crockpot recipe.


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It was also delicious! I added chunky sf peanut butter, crushed red chilis and raw green onion (cilantro would also be good) and cut the meat in small pieces and made lettuce wraps with it. It was delicious! My dh and kids ate it without any embellishments and LOVED it.
I have always wanted to try this recipe and never seem to remember it. I have read so many good things about it. Thank you for reminding me!

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Old 09-07-2005, 06:01 PM   #118
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I made the Cola Chicken today from Erin's recipe with the addition of a little liquid smoke and a few shakes of xanthan gum. I cooked the chicken breasts on high in the crockpot for 3 hours and then turned them down to low for the last 2 1/2 hours. They turned out wonderful. The sauce thickened up and clung to the chicken. Perfect!
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Old 09-08-2005, 04:34 PM   #119
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Hi NotoSugar,
I am glad you enjoyed my tweaks to the recipe. I too think liquid smoke would be a nice addition. I have never tried making this in the crockpot but it is a great idea for during the hot summer months. I'm all for anything that doesn't heat up the kitchen!

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Old 09-08-2005, 06:41 PM   #120
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where do you find liquid smoke in the store?

Hi there,

I looked in our Wal Mart (which is our grocery store) and could not find the liquid smoke... I'm sure I was in the wrong area... I looked near the barbecue sauces, then near the catsups... to no avail! I was in a hurry so I didn't track down an employee to ask, but could you advise me on which area of the store to look?

Thanks - I hope to try the recipe again with this addition.
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