Fruity Coke Chicken Wings
Coca Cola is addictive, and I can assure you the same goes for my Coke Chicken Wings. This delicious dish is commonly found in many Chinese homes. It looks amazing, and its incredible sweet and salty flavor will blow you away.
- 12 chicken wings
- 1 x 350 ml can of Coca Cola
- 6 mushrooms optional
- 4 thick slices of ginger
- 7 peppercorns
- 2 dried chilis
- 1 teaspoon salt
- freshly cracked black pepper
- 1 tablespoon cooking wine
- 2 tablespoons black pepper sauce
Firstly, marinate the chicken wings.
Put the chicken wings into a freezer bag with the salt, cooking wine, and black pepper sauce. Sprinkle in some cracked black pepper according to your taste. The easiest way to do this is to line a bowl with the bag, put everything in and then tie up the bag.
If you don’t have any black pepper sauce, add one tablespoon each of soy sauce and oyster sauce.
Seal the bag leaving space to move the wings around and then, with full emotion, gently rub the marinade into the chicken with your hands.
The advantage of massage is it will produce a tastier result, and the bag has the magical effect of distributing the marinade more uniformly than it would in a container.
Place the bag of chicken wings in a bowl and put it aside for 30 minutes.
Secondly, prepare the other ingredients.
Add some mushrooms, mmmm! Bamboo shoots, ah! Potatoes, yes! Whatever goes well with chicken, goes well with this dish, but the most common accompaniment and my favorite is mushrooms.
Wash the mushrooms and pat dry. Take a knife and cut out a cross in the middle, giving it a flower-like look.
Three, fry the chicken wings.
Heat the pan on low and pour in only enough oil to cover the bottom of the pan. Cut the chilis with scissors and pop into the pan with the peppercorns.
Place the marinated chicken wings in one layer in the pan, and fry on low. Shake the pan slightly and turn the wings so that they cook evenly. Fry until golden.
Some of you may wonder when the chicken wings are ready if you can’t break the skin and check them. Fry them to the color that you like.
Fourthly, add the mushrooms.
Add the mushrooms and ginger slices to the chicken wings and pour the Coke over.
And now regarding the Coke, the principle is to simmer the chicken wings in the right amount, so if you have bottled Coke, you will need to measure the right amount for this recipe. My family only buys cans, so we have the right amount at the ready, and not just for this recipe, they are very convenient just to grab and go.
Continue cooking on low until the liquid reduces to a thickness of coating the chicken and colors nicely. You don’t want it runny. The flavor needs to stick to the chicken, not the dinner plate! Coke Chicken Wings is now ready to eat! Surprise your friends and see if they can guess the secret ingredient!