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Old 10-12-2004, 11:51 AM   #1
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Cola Chicken... omg is this ever good!!!

I started on stillmans the other day and there is a list of recipes to use... it is lowfat, lowcarb. I decided to try this one recipe called Cola Barbecue Chicken. It was awesome!!! It is super SUPER easy to make and is good for ALL lowcarb diets!! Its not my recipe but I wanted to pass it on for others to enjoy!!

Cola Barbecue Chicken
Submitted by Aquaciser Jane (Janeasinme)

Ingredients
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 cup catsup (There is a recipe for lowcarb catsup on the newbie site under must have recipes if you would like to try that)
12 oz. can diet cola (best if you use diet rite!)

Put chicken in nonstick skillet. I usually brown my chicken a little first before pouring the catsup and diet cola over the top. . Bring to boil. Cover, reduce heat and cook for 45 minutes. Uncover, turn up the heat and continue cooking until the sauce becomes thick and adheres to the chicken. It turns into the most incredible BBQ sauce.
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Old 10-12-2004, 12:30 PM   #2
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Sounds good I use diet rite in my BBQ sauce
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Old 10-12-2004, 01:04 PM   #3
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This is good so long as your cola is not sweetened with Aspartame, which breaks down with heating.

I really like cola chicken!
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Old 10-12-2004, 01:49 PM   #4
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I made this today and it was excellent. I used thighs -- 11 of them, since this was for my weekend lunches. I seasoned them first with a non-salt Cajun seasoning. Then I browned the chicken on both sides and poured the mixed ketchup and Diet Rite over it. My Pampered Chef skillet sure came in handy. Oh, I drained the fat before I added the sauce.
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Old 10-12-2004, 02:28 PM   #5
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When you say "reduce heat" does that mean to low or med. low? Then when you turn it up what does it go to?

Stupid questions I know, but I am always weary of cooking chicken to make sure I get it cooked enough.

This sounds delicious and can't wait to try it.

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Old 10-12-2004, 03:28 PM   #6
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I had the temp at medium most of the time ... just so it stayed simmering... it simmers a lot easier with the lid on because it keeps the steam in.. so when you take the lid off you may have to adjust the temp to keep it simmering... with the lid off I only needed to keep it on the stove for another 20 minutes or so.

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Old 10-12-2004, 05:23 PM   #7
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Depends on whether you cook with gas or electric. I have gas, so I fried the chicken on high and turned it down to a barely visible flame for simmer. Thanks to the glass lid on my Pampered Chef no-stick skillet, I was able to see whether it was at boil or simmer and adjust the heat. Then I turned it up to medium low to reduce the sauce with the lid off. That left just enough to ladle a generous portion of sauce over each piece of chicken. Don't know what the electric adjustments would be.

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do you think this would work in the crockpot???

sounds wonderful...........

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Thanks for the info.
I have an electric stove.

This is on my menu for next week.


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I made this tonight, thanks to this post. Couldn't believe it tasted so good. Husband and son ate and loved it.
We will definately be having it again in this house!
ps. I think it would be good with pork and would also work in a crock pot.

Thanks for posting!
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I'm sure it would work in a crockpot. When slow cooking chicken, start it on high and then reduce to low to lessen the chances of bacterial growth.
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Cheri, thanks! This sounds too easy! Did either of you use the commercial 1 carb ketchup or the homemade version?
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There are people that said the crock pot works wonderful!! You can use whatever lowcarb catsup you want too... homemade or the versions on the market today... someone told me they used carb options catsup and it worked very well.

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I made this recipe frequently back in my old Weight Watcher days. Thanks for posting it Cheri I had forgotten all about it. You can bake this in the oven too and I used to add some cornstarch to the sauce to thicken it up but now I will substitute a low carb thickener.

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I'm out of the ketchup making business since they came out with good tasting stuff. I used Carb Countdown ketchup.
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Bruce have you tasted the heinz low carb? If so which do you prefer? I have only tasted the Heinz which in my opinion tastes just like the original.. I need two bottles of it so that I can add some tabasco sauce to one like the heinz spicy ketchup

I need to get some more diet rite to try this recipe
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Bacterial growth on chicken...in the crockpot!?!?

What is everyone's favorite cut of chicken to use? Breasts, thighs..?? Skin on or off...??
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re: chicken in crockpot/bacteria

I would certainly not say that it couldn't happen............but I have never cooked chicken on anything but low in crockpot. Hadn't really heard Bruce's suggestion before?!?!?

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To cook this recipe then on low in a crockpot how long would I cook it for?

Thanks for the help -- I just love these easy recipes!!!
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Wow. This sounds so easy and GOOD!!
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I'm going to try this recipe in my crockpot using diet rite and heinz lowcarb ketchup. I was thinking of using a whole chicken.

Should I just throw the cola and ketchup in with the chicken at the beginning and then just let it cook all day?
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Thanks Cheri. I made this last night. It was excellent and the less ingredients the better.
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I'm making it for dinner ... in the crockpot ... and adding Tobasco for zing. lol.

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Has anyone else noticed how quickly this fills you up? I can normally wolf down three chicken thighs, but can barely get through two of these.
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Jezzie --

Can you let me know how long you cooked yours in the crockpot and if on low or high.


Dreamchaser -- How long did you cook yours for and would it be different than for the boneless/skinless chicken?

This is on my menu this weekend and still waffling on the crockpot or stovetop.


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I think I'll try this in the 'ol crock pot today!
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Bruce, I noticed that too. Could barely get down 1/2 chicken breast and 1/4 cup of veggies.
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Question

Would you get the same results from the cola if it were flat.. My friend is going to want to try this but doesnt buy/drink Diet rite. If I took her some in a jar in a day or so, it will be flat.. Will I get the same results?

what do you think..

Just put some up in the pot using dark meat for my family and will put up a second pot for me using white meat .. The sauce already tastes like something I would love to put on my ribs.. Cant wait to try this tonight for dinner.
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Sure. The first thing that happens when the cola hits the heat is all the bubbles boil off.
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Can you make the sauce separate, let it reduce and then put it in a jar? What do you think?
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