Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 45 mins

Very simple to prepare but very tasty.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 chicken breasts
  • nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 (12 ounce) can diet cola (I hear diet orange soda works well also)


  1. Spray your pan with cooking spray.
  2. Place chicken breasts in pan.
  3. Brown lightly on each side.
  4. Mix Ketchup and Diet Cola together.
  5. Pour over chicken.
  6. Cook for about 45 minutes or until chicken is tender.
  7. Very Yummy! Oven degree?
Most Helpful

I made this recipe a few times . The first time I made it exactly to the recipe. The other times a made a few adjustments. I use bone in Skinless chicken thighs. I add about a 1/4 cup brown sugar to the Ketchup and Diet Cola, and instead of cooking this on the stove top. I cook it all day in the Crock Pot. The chicken falls off the bone and it's been a huge hit at my Church Functions.

beachwaves1991_5150668 May 08, 2011

I was excited to see a recipe so simple so I tried this one. For me it turned out WAY to ketchupy (if thats a word ;) ). I even did as the other raters said with substituting part of the ketchup for tomoatoe paste. It was blah.. My husband and I both ate it but it wasnt something that after eating we said "Wow that was good." Thanks for posting.

Alicia J. Parsons June 01, 2010

I have been making Diet Coke Chicken for years. I started out using Diet Coke and I always wondered if regular Coke worked as well. To my surprise, it did! I have always used chicken tenderloins (only difference from chicken breast, more chicken, serves more people.) But my ketchup and Coke/Diet Coke I've always mixed equal parts, 1 c. Ketchup & 1 c. Coke/Diet Coke, 2 c. Ketchup & 2 c. Coke/Diet Coke. Using to much Ketchup, tastes just like Ketchup. Use too much Coke, causes the sauce to be really thin and it doesn't stuck to your chicken. Always works for me!!! Hope this helps. Enjoy!

Robin L. July 09, 2015