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Recipe: Synfree Diet Coke Chicken

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When I first discovered the recipe for Diet Coke Chicken I imagined it to be a really sweet and sticky dish and couldn’t get my head around putting a diet fizzy drink in a food recipe. But, I gave it a go and it really does works. It’s such a delicious dish, it’s a firm favourite in our house and both Little Mr and hubby both enjoy it too.

This recipe makes enough for 4 people and is perfect for lunch or an evening meal.

Ingredients

Skinless Chicken breasts, diced
330ml can of diet coke (or diet pepsi)
1 onion, chopped
3 peppers; green, yellow and red, chopped
low calorie cooking spray
2 garlic cloves, crushed
Splash of worcestershire sauce
3 tbsp tomato puree
200ml of passatta with garlic and onion
1 tsp of mixed herbs
1 tbsp of dark soy sauce
200ml chicken stock (1 chicken stock cube in boiling water)
Sugar snap peas

Method

1. Spray a large frying pan with low calorie spray
2. Add the chicken, onions, garlic and peppers and stir fry until lightly browned

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3. Add the passatta, tomato puree, stock, diet coke, soy sauce, herbs and worcestershire sauce and stir well
4. Bring the dish to the boil and reduce the heat to simmer for 10-15 minutes

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5. Add the sugar snap peas and stir well
6. Cook the dish through for a further 10-15 minutes or until the sauce has thickened and the chicken is cooked through.

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Serve with salad and rice and enjoy!

This dish is free on the Extra Easy Plan.
You could swap the rice for cauliflower rice or a salad to make it SP friendly.

To bulk out the dish even further, add mushrooms, baby corn and butternut squash to make it a really tasty filling meal. This dish is really easy to make and is really delicious. It’s food optimising at its best as all the ingredients are free on the Extra Easy Plan making it a synfree evening meal for the whole family to enjoy.

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2 Comments

  • Reply Hannah

    We love our diet coke chicken – it goes down a storm! We have it either with SW chips or pasta depending on how the mood takes us. I also chuck it extra veggies too.

    06/02/2015 at 10:38 am
  • Reply Jeni Wood

    This looks so nice, I’ve seen diet coke recipies for the slow cooker but not for standard methods. Will definitely be giving this a go!! Thanks for linking up with Fab Food Friday #FFF. Hope to see you next week xxx

    15/04/2015 at 8:04 am
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