Royal Braised Chicken (Soda Chicken)

by - Friday, September 20, 2019

Pinoy version of Cola Chicken
Royal Braised Chicken (Soda Chicken)

I got this idea from a "Chinese Braised Coca Cola Chicken wings" that gives savory, sweetness and flavorful chicken. Instead of using Coke, I chose Royal which is also sweet and sweeter than coke and gives an appetizing color to my Braised Chicken.

I marinated this with Royal and other condiments. If you have already tried my Chicken Adobo with turmeric and Pork Adobo, these are similar to this recipe today.

Pinoy version of Cola Chicken
Royal Braised Chicken (Soda Chicken)

It is so easy, you just have to marinate it then cook right away. In Chinese version, they cook it right away after marinading it which is I marinated the chicken overnight. Believe me, chicken is tastier and you'll taste the flavor of our marinated sauce. It also smell so good. But if you're in a hurry, marinade is just fine.

You can actually use any kind of soda as long as it is not sour.

Best pair with Royal Braised Chicken (Soda Chicken)
Annatto Fried Rice with Garlic


  • 50 ml Royal soda drink
  • 1/2 kilo chicken (drumstick & breast part)
  • 1/4 soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup calamansi juice (use lemon if calamansi isn't available)
  • 1 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp. turmeric powder / fresh
  • 1 tbsp. sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tbsp garlic (minced)
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • white sesame seeds ( optional )
  • spring onion for garnish
  • chili ( optional )


(Soy Mixture) Combine calamansi juice, soy sauce, sugar, turmeric, ground black pepper and mix well.

Place chicken into a caserole and pour Royal Soda drink.
Pour soy mixture to chicken and give them a slight massage.
Leave it overnight or 6 hours. If your're in a hurry, 3 hours would be fine.
Saute Garlic. 
Pan Fry chicken for 2 minutes (each side)

Add water and simmer.
Add Soy mixture and cover it with lid
Cook until chicken is tender.

Pinoy version of Cola Chicken
Royal Braised Chicken (Soda Chicken)

Sprinkle it with chopped spring onion, chili and sesame seeds.

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