Kidspot Kitchen

Kidspot Kitchen

Coca Cola chicken recipe

This dish is kids heaven - even the grown-ups won't be able to say no. The Coca Cola gives it a great sweet taste that is balanced with vinegar and chilli. Find more on Kidspot New Zealand.



  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 8 chicken drumsticks
  • 2 brown onions, finely diced
  • 4 cups Coca Cola
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 small chillies, seeded and chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • parsley


Heat the oil in a skillet and brown chicken pieces. Set aside.

Cook the onion in the same pan, with the chicken juices, until translucent.

Add the Coca Cola, balsamic vinegar, chillies and salt and pepper to the pan; combine. 

Return the chicken to the pan and bring to the boil. Simmer until the chicken is cooked through. Serve with mashed potatoes and steamed vegetables. Sprinkle top with torn parsley leaves.


This recipe was created by Jennifer Cheung for Kidspot, New Zealand's best recipe finder.