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Coca Cola Chicken Thighs

Braised Coca Cola Chicken Thighs

Savory and juicy coca cola chicken thighs. Serve over rice for a satisfying and comforting dinner in 30 minutes!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Entrée
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 4
Calories 335 kcal


  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 4 chicken thighs bone in skin on
  • ½ inch ginger sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 star anise optional
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 can coca cola
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dark soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons shaoxing wine
  • salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon scallions optional
  • ½ teaspoon sesame seeds optional


  • In a skillet on medium high heat, add oil and sear the chicken until browned on both sides. Set aside and drain out excess fat, reserving 1 tablespoon in the pan.
  • Add in ginger, garlic, star anise, cinnamon and sauté until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  • Add in coca cola, soy sauce, dark soy sauce, and shaoxing wine, and then add the chicken back in.
  • Bring the sauce to a boil then reduce to a simmer. Cook uncovered for 20-30 minutes or until the sauce is thickened. Flip the chicken halfway through cooking.
  • Skim off any excess fat and season with salt to taste. Garnish with scallions and sesame seeds.

Nutrition Estimate

Calories: 335kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 20gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 111mgSodium: 594mgPotassium: 274mgFiber: 1gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 97IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 29mgIron: 1mg
Keyword chicken, chicken thighs
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