Coca-Cola Chicken

Yield: 4


  • 2 tablespoons peanut oil (or vegetable oil)
  • 1 LB. chicken tenders, dried by kitchen towel
  • 1/2 green onion about 4 inches long, chopped
  • 1 TBSP minced garlic
  • 1 TBSP minced ginger
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 2 tablespoons light soy sauce
  • 1 TBSP rice vinegar
  • ¼ tsp Five spice
  • 1 can (12 ounces) coca-cola
  • 1 tsp cornstarch diluted 3 TBSP cold water (slurry)
  • 1 TBSP Toasted Sesame Oil
  • 1 TBSP Sesame seeds
  • Chopped green onion for garnish
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  1. Heat oil in a nonstick skillet over medium high heat. When oil is warm, add chicken and cook until the bottom side turns golden brown, 3 to 4 minutes. Flip it and fry the other side until golden. Stop heat and transfer chicken wings to a plate. Set aside. Save the oil.
  2. In the same deep skillet add ginger and garlic and stir several times until fragrant. Add bell pepper, light soy sauce and vinegar, five spice, and Coca-Cola and gently stir a few times. Carefully add chicken. Stir a few times to coat with sauce.
  3. When the sauce starts to boil, turn to low heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
  4. Add slurry of cornstarch and water and mix until lightly thickened. Add Sesame oil.
  5. Serve warm and garnish with green onion and sesame seeds.