Friday, December 23, 2011

Cola Chicken Recipe

After reading the last entry you might be hungry to try some Cola chicken. I thought I’d share the recipe with you. Bear in mind that I seldom measure anything and generally cook by feel instead of detailed instructions so, while this recipe is as exact as I can make it I cannot tell you how many people it will serve. With that in mind, here goes:

2 LBS of chicken meat – drumlets and wings work best.

1/3 cup vegetable oil

3 garlic pods, chopped fine.

1/2 cup minced onions (or leeks. I prefer leeks)

3 TBSP light soy sauce

2 cubes chicken bouillon, ground fine

8 ounces Coca Cola

Wash and dry chicken pieces.

Heat oil in a deep skillet or wok.

Add chicken; allow it to brown (sautee works well. Do NOT cook it thoroughly!)

Add garlic, onions and bouillon. Stir to make sure chicken and condiments mix well.

Add soy sauce, again making sure all the chicken is coated.

Allow chicken to fry for 2 minutes; add Coca Cola (or Pepsi, if that is your preference)

Cover chicken and allow it to steam for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally (about every 3 minutes)

Remove lid and stir occasionally, allowing the rest of the liquid to evaporate.

Chicken is done when the Cola has turned into a thick syrup.

Best when served as soon as it is cooked.

This, along with tomato/egg soup is a Chinese favorite. I will post the recipe for tomato/egg soup next.

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