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12-14-1999, 05:56 AM
I pulled this off of someones site (can't remember who's), but is incredibly good, incredibly easy. I have made it several times, and will continue to make it. My boyfriend loves it to.

4 boneless chicken breasts
1 can of diet cola
1 cup of ketchup

Place chicken breasts in pan. Pour ketchup and cola over the chicken breats. Simmer for 45 minutes covered. After 45 minutes, turn the heat up to high and cook until sauce thickens like bbq sauce.


05-25-2001, 11:46 PM
My Weight Watcher's leader gave us this delicious chicken recipe. I made it for my family tonight and they all loved it.

4 skinless boneless chicken breasts
1 c. ketchup
1 - 12oz can diet cola

Place chicken in a non-stick fry pan. Pour ketchup and diet cola over it. Birng to boil and cover. Reduce heat. Cook 45 min. Uncover and turn up heat and thicken til sauce adheres to chicken.

4 servings
4 points per serving

05-29-2001, 11:51 AM
I highly recommend this recipe! This is one of my favorites. It is so easy to make, and so few ingredients you do not have to worry about picking much up at the grocery store for this meal. :)

06-02-2001, 12:19 AM
Stupid question but.....is this a Diet Coke/Diet Pepsi or a diet cola? Whereas in some states it is all called cola, here in the midwest it is a BIG difference

06-02-2001, 09:40 PM
I don't think it matters if you use diet Coke, diet Pepsi or diet Cola. I probably would choose the diet Coke or diet Pepsi.

kt marie
06-09-2001, 09:33 AM
Had no idea of what to make for supper, so I found this recipe and decided to try it. It was GREAT !! DH, DD & I all loved it. Plus, who doesn't have ketchup and a diet cola around the house?? :)


06-10-2001, 08:32 PM
This chicken is wonderful and so easy to make. Thanks.


06-15-2001, 11:57 AM
Hi! I had to let you know that I tried this recipe last night and we loved it. The chicken was really tender. This is something my son can do on his own.

Thanks for sharing it with us. :D

06-18-2001, 11:37 AM

Sorry to be so stupid but I am after all just a dumb man.

You mention 1 c. of Ketchup

Can you confirm that 1c = 1 cup please
Oh and how much is 1 cup?
We have several different sized cups in our cupboard here in the UK :+)
Is US Ketchup the same thick stuff kids like to put on their dinner over here? (ie Heinz )

( Trying hard to find interesting things to cook ):o

06-18-2001, 12:00 PM
No question is a stupid question :D

1 c. = 1 cup = 8 oz. in the US. Does that help?

I believe ketchup is the same in the uk as in the us - tomato based condiment. Heinz is a US brand also.

Good luck!

06-18-2001, 12:20 PM
I am going to have to try this......I keep seeing how good this is....it seems a strange combo.

We use metric here and it would be 250 ml.

06-24-2001, 01:25 PM
I just wanted to thank you for the easy chicken recipe. It sounds good and I'm going to make it tonight. THAT is exactly the kind of recipe I'm looking for. It is simple, with few ingredients. I don't have time to put together a recipe with 100 different things in it, and I love recipes like that........
Thanks again..

06-26-2001, 04:41 AM
Thanks everyone for answering all the questions relating to my post. I didn't realize there was so much activity over here.

I'm glad the recipe was a success.

Thanks again for all the posts, Teresa

07-10-2001, 11:48 PM
i tried this chicken but didnt have any diet cola, so i used diet root beer and it was wonderfull.

07-23-2001, 05:56 PM
I'm going to try this one using a cut up fryer with skin removed. I'm sure it will work out just fine. I'll let you know. I guess the only difference would be the points are higher for thighs and legs than for breast meat, right?
Isn't ketchup awfully high in points? Are you using a diet ketchup?

07-23-2001, 09:43 PM
1/4 c. of ketsup = 1 pt.

07-24-2001, 07:54 AM
Sounds yummy but

please don't eat it too often

diet coke and diet pepsi contain aspertame which can cause seizures and death

05-05-2002, 12:40 PM
OK...while this recipes sounds completely awful, I will try it. IF, and this is a big IF, my 9 year old son will eat it, it's a winner. He is almost as picky as his father. I'll just have to cook and not tell anyone what's in it until after they've eaten it. I think I'll serve it with brown rice and steamed veggies.

05-05-2002, 10:29 PM
I made the cola chicken tonight and my very picky 9 year old loved it. He asked for seconds, then thirds...something he NEVER ever does. Thanks for this great, simple recipe!!!

05-09-2002, 02:43 PM
After reading all these messages.. I just had to try this receipe.

I wish I like it... but for me, it was nasty!

it turned out like a runny bbq sauce.. we all tried 1 bite and it was dumped. Frozen pizza was the back up plan.

05-09-2002, 06:33 PM
Did you cook it long enough? I found that I had to let it boil down on med-high for awhile for it to thicken up.

06-27-2002, 10:43 PM
Has anyone tried this in their crock pot?

Susan :)

Big Wheelz
08-31-2002, 09:59 PM
Originally posted by motivation2001
Sounds yummy but

please don't eat it too often

diet coke and diet pepsi contain aspertame which can cause seizures and death

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Big Wheelz
08-31-2002, 10:05 PM
Oh, and one more thing...

I'm not sure how "heat-tolerant" aspartame is... but the new sweetener out there, Splenda, is supposedly very heat-tolerant, and can be safely used to cook all sorts of things.

You can find Splenda in diet-Rite cola. :)

Big Wheelz

10-02-2002, 10:41 AM
Can this be done in a slow cooker?


10-02-2002, 10:53 AM
yes.. that is how I cooked mine.

10-03-2002, 07:17 PM
Originally posted by Earthy
Can this be done in a slow cooker?


You can start it in the crockpot, then you would have to finish the sauce by boiling in on the stove to reduce the liquid. The liquid needs to thicken and becomes like a barbecue sauce.


04-21-2003, 07:00 PM
I make this in the crockpot as well. The only differance is that I also with BBQ sauce. So my recipe is:
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1/2 cup of ketchup
1/2 cup BBQ sauce (i use sweet baby rays)
1 12 oz can of diet coke

mix all ingredients and cook in slow cooker on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 2-3 hours.

The BBQ sauce gives it just a little bit of something extra. Its delicious both ways. Same point values too.

02-09-2004, 07:08 PM
Just wanted to add another opinion- I made this in my crockpot too. The chicken was very tender, however, the taste was a little odd! :)

02-10-2004, 10:52 AM
I used the original recipe in the frypan & it turned out great. No leftovers & even picky daughter asked for more. For sure - a winner at my place.

09-01-2004, 01:56 AM
Yet another tempting sounding recipe....I do not like diet beverages though, but I will try it none the less!

09-01-2004, 10:36 AM
Funny to see this pulled up again. I made it last night! DH loves it, and he does NOT like diet sodas!

09-02-2004, 03:37 PM
I made this cola chicken yesterday. I didn't have chicken breast, but I did have chicken thighs. My children loved it. I sent some to my sister. I told her what was in it and she couldn't believe it. She is a nursing student and she said if it was that quick and easy, she was going to try it also. Thanks for sharing this recipe!! It was great!!

09-02-2004, 03:53 PM
I had rice the night before making this, so I skipped that and just had veggies. Too simple, but I thought I would add that the next day for lunch I had a BBQ chicken sandwich by putting a leftover piece on a bun! So yummy and gee... doesn't seem like diet food to me!

09-06-2004, 04:42 PM
We're just finishing up the leftovers from my 1st time making this. Very well received in my home. I am not usually a big fan of BBQ. I did tweak it a bit with black pepper, onion powder, garlic powder and ground chipotle pepper(just a touch). I will no doubt be making again-next time with Diet Rite-its usually cheaper anyway!


Miss Cantina
09-13-2004, 08:19 PM
this might be silly, but where the original recipe says "reduce heat", what do you reduce it to? Low, medium, what?

09-14-2004, 05:17 PM
I usually go for between low & Med.

Ivanna B. Skinny
09-18-2004, 11:14 PM
LOVE :love: LOVE :love: LOVE :love: LOVE :love: this recipie! I made it twice this week!

11-03-2004, 11:19 AM
I Tried This Chicken With Diet Vanilla Coke And It Was Suprisingly Good. I Recommend It

11-03-2004, 11:33 AM
First off aspartame is fine and will retain sweetness up to 450 degrees F.

If you are that concerned about it Diet RC is made with Splenda.

11-03-2004, 01:02 PM
I am just returning to WW-My meeting is tonight,I want to try the Core plan-quick question, is this a Core recipe?

11-03-2004, 02:28 PM
I think ketchup is core but don't quote me. Diet soda is core and chicken is core.

11-03-2004, 03:14 PM
Ketchup is core but I bought the lower carb to cut down on some of the sugar. I used Diet Pepsi with lemon and it was great. I heard someone else say they had made it with Rootbeer.


04-25-2005, 10:10 PM
tried it last night with the family, used diet coke with lime and we loved it, will try that one again!

04-28-2005, 02:02 AM
I used this for dinner, and my husband and I both think it is great. Very easy and you can make the rest of the meal while the chicken cooks.

04-30-2005, 11:05 AM
This looks good, and at 200 cal/serving, you can't beat that. I'm going to try it.
Thanks :)

08-14-2005, 03:38 PM
This is a very good recipe. I make it quite often & it is always a big hit!

01-03-2006, 03:48 PM
I'm so excited!!!! I have seen this recipe many times and thought that it wouldn't be good. I am so glad that it got a good response. I will be making this tonight. Thanks ladies!!

01-11-2006, 07:05 PM
Just wanted to thank you for an easy meal that I can make while tending to my 3 yr old and twin 11mo. olds!

I added 2 TBSP of brown sugar and both my husband and I loved it!

01-15-2006, 02:09 PM
This sounds GREAT and I cant wait to try it. I might throw in some diced onion just for kicks.

01-15-2006, 08:13 PM
OMG!!! That chicken is sooooo good. I'm eating now for the first time. I highly recommend this. Any other easy recipes like this, please let me know. I hate to cook, so anything easy would be great! Thanks!!

03-06-2006, 04:14 PM
I made this on friday night .... and it came out rather watery as well.

Havent tried it yet as I froze it .... But will be trying it for lunch.

03-06-2006, 06:59 PM
I just had it for Lunch .... & I have two words.

Yum -ummm !!!!!!!! :)


I added some Tapatio Sauce to mine and it gives it a little Kick (spicy)


03-16-2006, 05:26 PM
I finally made it. We loved it and I passed the recipe around to some coworkers and they're going to try it.

05-04-2006, 09:24 PM
Well, this recipe now has a fan in Australia too! Thank you for posting it!