Now to some of you this might sound odd but believe me it is delicious, Its another super quick dinner. The vegetables give it colour and freshness , Once the sauce has reduced it makes a lovely sticky syrupy BBQ tasting sauce but you have to persevere and simmer it right down it doesn’t make a lot of sauce but it coats everything so its tasty. I served it with spring greens and rice but it’s good with noodles and stir fry veg too..

Diet coke chicken


2 large chicken breasts (or 6 chicken thighs skinned and boned trimmed of fat)

2 peppers (red, green yellow whatever colour you like) bell peppers for my US friends

6oz mushrooms (quartered)

1 large onion (sliced )

1 can diet coke

4 tbsp passata (sieved tomatoes )

2 tbsp worcestershire sauce

1 tsp salt

1 tsp fresh ground black pepper

spray oil


Place a wok or large deep frying pan or wok over a high heat and spray with oil, Add the chicken,  onions and peppers and stir fry until the vegetables are soft and the chicken id cooked . Add the mushrooms and stir fry for another couple of minutes.

Pour over the can of diet coke, the passata and add the worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper. Bring to the boil then reduce the heat and simmer until the sauce is reduced, thick and syrupy , You really need to have patience because just as you think its not going to happen it will :  )

Syn free on slimming world….  enjoy!