Diet Coke Chicken is the low-calorie recipe you need in your life right now 3 years ago

Diet Coke Chicken is the low-calorie recipe you need in your life right now

Still limping through the last weeks of dry January? Still counting calories and points or whatnot? You, madam, deserve a treat. And it doesn't even need to undo all your good work (so drop that takeaway menu). 

What we're going to share with you now is a combination of ingredients that really shouldn't work, but mix them up in the right order and they may just change your life. Or tonight's dinner, at the very least.

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Diet Coke Chicken is a one-pot wonder that's been shared and scribbled down for mates in slimming groups for years. Happily, it's a low-calorie dish that packs a tasty punch. It's also a crowd-pleaser so double the recipe and make your flatmate's day.

Ingredients

8 Chicken thighs or 3 chicken breasts, sliced into strips
2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar
240ml of chicken stock
1 can of Diet Coke (you can also use regular Coke)
130ml of tomato puree or ketchup
salt and black pepper to season
Chilli powder (if you like a bit of spice)

Method:

  • Add the chicken to a deep frying pan.
  • Pour in the coke, add the tomato paste, balsamic vinegar and chicken broth.
  • Bring to a boil, and then reduce heat to a slow bubble and allow to simmer until sauce reduces down and thickens and chicken is cooked through.
  • Season with salt and pepper
  • Serve with rice or salad.