Thursday, February 26, 2015

Coca-Cola Soy Sauce Drummies

Let's keep this soda themed dinner going, shall we? A few weeks ago, I cooked pulled pork in root beer and it got me researching other ways you can extend soda's purpose in life in the kitchen.  I already know about baking with soda (if you haven't tried making cake with just a cake mix and a can of soda, do soon! It's super fun and crazy how it all works!), now I want to know all the delicious things you can do for dinner.

This time around, we're giving Coca-Cola a shot with chicken! Some Coke, soy sauce, and drum sticks is all you need for this experiment dinner. Like the pulled pork, it's easy peasy and only needs your slow cooker.

Catching a theme here with my dinner posts?

I like to keep my shit as easy as possible - and I am talking EASY.

Like toss-it-all-into-the-crock-pot-and-leave-it-easy.

Ya know what I mean?

How's that Coca-Cola hot tub, drummies? Looks relaxing...

I am a big fan of drumsticks. I love the dark meat option every once in awhile and I love how easy drumsticks cook up. They're a very versatile cut of meat, no?

I also love chicken thighs for that reason but Cody has banned those from the house. He claims thighs are deceiving in that they have bones like drumsticks do but you can't handle them like you can a drumstick but then you try to use a knife and fork and the bones get in the way.

Right. Well, even though bones don't bother me like they do him, I usually stick to boneless thighs now in fear of him having a chicken thigh meltdown at the dinner table. Love ya, honey!

Luckily, there are no thighs in sight for this! Just a pile of drummies, some soy sauce, and good ol' Coca-Cola. I much more prefer Diet Coke over regular but online, a lot of folks advise to use real/classic Coke as it has the real sugar needed for this dish. FINE! I'll go enjoy my aspartame by myself in my corner...

So there's not much else to say, really, because there's not much to it. After a few hours in the slow cooker, my kitchen smelled sweet and sticky (is sticky a smell? No? It's the only way I can think of describing!) and I started to get very excited to dive in!

I didn't hesitate for long once they were done. Out of the crock pot they came and into my mouth they went! Yum! I think I could have eaten all six!

Coca-Cola Soy Sauce Drummies

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 6 hours

  • 8 ounces Coca-Cola (regular, not diet!)
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 6-12 drumsticks (I bought 6 big drummies but sometimes you can get 12 packs of the small ones)
Cooking Directions
  1. Place your drumsticks into bottom of slow cooker.
  2. Carefully pour the coke over the chicken.
  3. Pour in the soy sauce.
  4. Cook on low for 6 hours.
  5. If you like, you can pour the sauce mixture into a sauce pan and reduce to make a glaze. I tried it and liked having a saucy and sticky coating!