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Lemon Coke Chicken Wings

I love chicken wings. And I love coke. Let's combine my two loves!

Step 1: Marinate, then pan-fry chicken wings.

Step 2: Make a sauce with the marinade and coke.

Step 3: Combine chicken wings and sauce.

Step 4: Eat chicken wings with hands, so that sauce sticks to fingers. Fingers will taste better than said chicken wings. Lick 'em!

How to make lemon coke chicken wings

Step-by-step guide

Chicken wings are marinated and pan-fried. They're then coated with a sauce made by reducing coke. Whether you're 8 or 80 years old, so long as you have teeth, you'll love these lemony, sweet, sticky, fragrant chicken wings.

lemon coke chicken wings
  • 500 g chicken mid-joint wings – rinse, drain thoroughly
  • 2 tsp grated lemon zest
  • 2 tbsp Shaoxing wine
  • 2 tbsp light soya sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic, pounded
  • 1/4 tsp ground white pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp white sesame oil

  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 240 ml regular coke
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp toasted white sesame seeds
  1. Thoroughly mix chicken with all marinade. Cover and refrigerate 12-24 hours, tossing chicken now and then so that marinade coats chicken as evenly as possible.

  2. Drain chicken, removing garlic if any. Bring to room temperature. Pan-fry in hot vegetable oil till golden brown, in 2 batches if necessary so that pan is not overcrowded. Remove chicken to a plate. Remove oil as well.

  3. Pour coke and marinade into pan. Boil on high heat till reduced to about one-quarter. Add sugar and lemon juice. Continue reducing till dark and thick. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary. Add chicken wings and toss till well coated.

  4. Plate up and garnish with toasted white sesame seeds. Eat with hands. That's the proper thing to do.