I have a Coca Cola cookbook. Inventive folks have tried using Coke in all sorts of recipes where it really doesn't belong. Coke in a barbecue sauce is a fairly common recipe and I can understand that. Sweet ingredients are often in barbecue sauces. But these recipes are not barbecue and are just weird!
This one seems rather bizarre: Chicken with Artichoke Hearts
4 whole chicken breasts, boneless, with skin
1/4 cup clarified butter
16 small canned artichoke hearts
2 cups sliced mushrooms
1/2 cup chopped shallots
few slivers of fresh garlic
1 cup Coca-Cola
1 tablespoon arrowroot or flour
Cut chicken breast into bite-sized pieces. Saute the pieces in the butter, skin side down, turning carefully until they are browned on all sides. Set them aside on a heated platter. In the same pan, saute the artichoke hearts until browned. Remove them to the same heated platter. In the same pan saute the sliced mushrooms, chopped shallots and garlic. When mushrooms are tender and the shallots are transparent, transfer the chicken and artichoke hearts back to the pan. Add the cup of Coca-Cola and simmer until the chicken is tender. Remove everything from the juices and thicken with arrowroot or flour and pour over chicken mixture.
I can't imagine what this would taste like: Baked Chicken Breast
4 whole chicken breasts, split
4 tablespoons minced parsley
2 cloves garlic, pressed
1 1/2 cups Coca-Cola
4 tablespoons slivered blanched almonds
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 can cream of mushroom soup
Mix the soups together and add the Coca-Cola and garlic. Place the chicken in a casserole dish and pour the soup mixture over it. Sprinkle the parsley and almonds on top. Cover and cook at 350 degrees for 1 1/2 hours.
This one states Coca-Cola "deliciously replaces wine in many recipes". I don't think so.
Chicken In Coca-Cola Sauce
3 1/2 to 4 pound chicken, cut up
salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons butter
1 pound fresh mushrooms, cut up if large
1/4 cup chopped spring onions
2-3 cloves garlic, diced very fine
4-5 tablespoons flour
2 cups Coca-Cola
3/4 cup chicken broth
4 sprigs fresh parsley
1 bay leaf
1/2 teaspoon rosemary
Dry chicken with paper towels. Season with salt and pepper. Heat the oil and butter in very large cast iron skillet. Add the chicken pieces and cook until golden on one side. Turn and brown on other side. Chicken will have to be cooked in batches. Place on separate plate and set aside. In the same pan, add mushrooms and cook until golden. Add onion and garlic and cook, stirring , until softened. Sprinkle flour in pan and cook while stirring until a light color (1 -2 minutes). Add Coca-Cola, broth, and herbs. Stir to blend and cook 4 to 5 minutes more. Return chicken to pan. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer gently for 25 to 30 minutes or until tender.