Let your teen cook!
A sweet and sticky one-pot wonder? Cola chicken is the perfect recipe for your teen.
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This is a one-pot favourite, also suitable for an electric frying pan.

Don’t be too health-conscious with this recipe, mom. Diet cola just won’t cut it. Your teen is going to need the real deal – the one with the nine spoonfuls of sugar per glass – for that sweet and sticky sauce.

Top tip for your teen: Don’t leave out the soy or Worcestershire sauce. It neutralizes the sweetness of the cola and gives the chicken a lovely golden brown colour.

Cooking time: 60 minutes
Serves: 3-4 people

Ingredients
  • Small chicken braai pack (± 5 mixed portions) or 3 large chicken breasts
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 500ml bottle of Coca-Cola
  • 10ml (2 tsp) soy or Worcestershire sauce
Cut the chicken into smaller portions and season lightly with salt and pepper. Place in a medium pot or electric frying pan, skin side down. Add remaining ingredients.


Cover pot or pan with a lid and cook until render over moderately high heat (± 40 minutes).

Remove the lid and braise the chicken in the gravy for another ± 15 minutes until shiny and brown. Turn over to glaze the other side.

Watch that it doesn’t burn! Serve huge bowl of rice and salad.


This is an extract from The Budget Cookbook by Isabel Swart (Human & Rousseau Publishers).

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