Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Cola Chicken

This recipe was a hit the first time we tried it.  I discovered it in the kids section of a Quick Cooking magazine and tried it out with rice, broccoli, and biscuits.  The cola and ketchup turn out tasting like a sweet BBQ sauce.  It is simply wonderful!

4-6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs
garlic salt
1/4 - 1/2 c. chopped onion 
2 T. vegetable oil 
1 (12oz.) can cola
1 c. ketchup
4 1/2 tsp. cornstarch
3 T. cold water

In a skillet, saute onion in oil until tender. Add chicken; sprinkle garlic salt and pepper over chicken; brown on all sides. Carefully add cola & ketchup. Cover and simmer for 25-30 min. or until chicken juices run clear. Remove the chicken and keep warm. Combine the cornstarch and cold water until smooth; add to the skillet. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 min. or until thickened. Return chicken to the pan and heat through. The can of cola gives a nice barbecue flavor. The gravy is wonderful when served over rice.

Meal suggestion:
Cola Chicken
Steamed Broccoli
Biscuits and Honey Butter