Cambodian Braised Coca Cola Chicken

January 28, 2023  Cambodian Chef Avatar
Cambodian Braised  Coca Cola Chicken

Cambodian Braised Coca Cola Chicken is a beloved dish in Cambodian cuisine, known for its unique use of Coca Cola as a base for the sauce. This recipe is straightforward and easily customizable, allowing for the use of various chicken cuts such as wings, legs, or drumsticks.

To prepare this dish, the chicken is marinated in a mixture of soy sauce, ginger, and minced garlic for at least one hour, allowing the flavors to infuse the meat. A nonstick fry pan is then heated with vegetable oil until it’s hot. The marinated chicken is added to the pan, where it’s browned on each side, enhancing the flavor and texture of the dish.

The star ingredient, Coca Cola, is introduced to the pan along with the browned chicken. As it simmers on medium low heat, the Coca Cola undergoes a caramelization process, which imparts a unique and delightful flavor to the dish. The chicken is cooked through, ensuring it’s tender and flavorful.

For those who prefer an extra kick of spiciness, Sriracha Chili sauce or crushed chili can be added to the dish as an optional step. Finally, the Cambodian Braised Coca Cola Chicken is served with steamed rice, offering a satisfying and flavorful meal.

This recipe is a testament to the creativity and ingenuity found in Cambodian cuisine, utilizing everyday ingredients in unexpected ways to create a delicious and memorable dish. The combination of soy sauce, ginger, garlic, and Coca Cola results in a harmonious blend of flavors that is sure to be a hit at any dining table.


3 to 4 lbs of chicken wing, leg or drumstick
1 to 1 1/2 cups of Coca Cola ( do adjust the Cola for the amount of chicken)
1/2 cup of soy sauce
1 tablespoon of sugar (if you like it sweet, optional)
1 tablespoon of ginger
1 tablespoon of minced garlic
Sriracha Chili sauce or crush chili for spicy (optional)

Directions to make Cambodian Braised Coca Cola Chicken

  1. In a Ziploc bag marinate the chicken with soy sauce, ginger, and garlic for 1 hour at least or longer.
  2. In a nonstick fry pan add 3 tablespoon of vegetable oil until hot
  3. Add chicken and the marinated liquid to pan
  4. Brown each side of the chicken
  5. Add coca cola to pan and let it caramelize (on medium low heat) each side until the chicken is cooked through. (turning few time for color) add the chili sauce last.

Serve with steam rice


Related Recipe: Cambodian Beef Sausage

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 4

Calories Per Serving: 934

% Daily Value
Total Carbohydrate ‏17g 6%
Cholesterol ‏404mg 135%
Total Fat ‏34g 44%
Saturated Fat ‏9g 45%
Dietary Fiber ‏1g 4%
Protein ‏134g 268%
Sodium ‏2190mg 95%
Sugars ‏13g 26%


30 min


14 min




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