Monday, January 18, 2010

Chicken in Coca-Cola Sauce

We bought a Coke recipe book from the Coke store in Vegas about a year ago.  Here's one of my favorite recipes from it... altered to my taste, of course :)

8 chicken tenders
salt and pepper to taste
2 TB olive oil
2 TB butter
1 lb FRESH mushrooms (cut up if large)
1/4 c chopped spring onions
2 cloves garlic, diced very fine
4-5 T flour
2 c Coca Cola
3/4 c chicken broth
1 tsp dry parsley
1 bay leaf
1/2 tsp rosemary

Dry chicken with paper towels. Season with salt and pepper. Heat the oil and butter in a large skillet. Add the chicken pieces and cook until golden on one side. Turn over and cook the other side until golden. Place on separate plate and set aside.

In the same pan, add mushrooms.  Cook over medium heat until golden. Add onion and garlic and cook, stirring until softened. Sprinkle flour into pan and cook, while stirring, until a light color (1-2 minutes). Add Coca-Cola, broth and herbs. Stir to blend. The smell is a little intense at this point... but don't worry!  It gets better!  Cook for 4-5 minutes.  Return the chicken pieces to the pan. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer gently for 25-30 minutes or until tender.

Discard bay leaf before serving!

Serves 4.

The mushrooms in the Coke sauce is the BEST part about this!  So do not skimp on the mushrooms!!