Diet Coke Chicken | Slimming Friendly

March 20, 2019
syn free diet coke chicken

When I announced to my boyfriend a couple of years back that we were having slimming friendly Diet Coke chicken for dinner, he had a look on his face that was somewhere in between disgust and bewilderment.

Let’s be honest, it sounds odd at best. At worst, it sounds like something a group of teenagers might knock up if you left them to their own devices with the contents of your fridge, and tasked them with making dinner.

There’s a reason why this recipe is so popular amongst dieters though, and that’s because it’s absolutely delicious.

The result is a mildly sweet and sticky sauce, packed with veggies and a taste that’s somewhere between barbecue and a Chinese takeaway.

With just 245 calories per portion, it’s likely to quickly become one of your favourites.

Even my boyfriend is a convert now. Here’s what you need to know…

For the full ingredients list and detailed instructions, see the recipe card at the end of this post. Make sure you check out this important information first though…

son free diet coke chicken

What should you serve with your Diet Coke chicken?

I like to serve this dish with a portion of egg fried rice.

Simply cook rice according to packet instructions, heat a pan and spritz with low calorie cooking spray, and stir fry the rice, an egg, and a few dashes of soy sauce. You can also add some peas, sweetcorn, or finely chopped spring onions.

Alternatively, why not try making some slimming chips?

slimming world chips

Love this recipe? You might love Fanta chicken too…

Once you’re fully initiated into the Diet Coke chicken life, you might feel inclined to spread your wings a little bit.

If that sounds like you, be sure to try my Fanta chicken. A Syn free alternative to sweet and sour, it’s one of my go-to dishes and is super easy to make…

slimming world fanta chicken

Slimming Diet Coke Chicken

A hugely popular option amongst the slimming community, this Diet Coke chicken is likely to quickly become one of your go-to meals.  
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Chinese
Servings: 2
Calories: 245kcal


  • 2 chicken breasts raw, diced
  • 1 can Diet Coke
  • 1 onion roughly chopped
  • 1 garlic clove crushed
  • 1 pepper sliced - I prefer to use ready prepared sliced peppers from the supermarket
  • 100 g mangetout
  • 4 large mushrooms sliced
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp Worcester sauce
  • Low calorie cooking spray


  • Heat a heavy based pan over a medium to high heat, and spray with low calorie cooking spray. Add the onion and garlic, and cook until softened. 
  • Add the chicken and cook for 5 minutes or until slightly browned. 
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  • Add the pepper, mushrooms, and mangetout, and cook for a further 2 minutes. 
    chicken and veg
  • Pour in the Diet Coke, and add the tomato puree, soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, and Worcester sauce. Stir well. 
  • Bring the pan to a steady simmer, and cook for 25 minutes, stirring often, or until the sauce thickens and reduces to a slightly sticky texture. It may seem like there's a lot of liquid and that it isn't reducing - but it WILL happen, so be patient! 
  • Serve and enjoy!


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Calories: 245kcal

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