Lemon Coke Chicken Wings | KitchenTigress

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!

(Recipe for 4 persons)

500 g chicken mid-joint wings, rinse and drain
2 tsp grated lemon zest, optional
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 sesame oil

1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 cup regular coke
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp toasted white sesame seeds or grated lemon zest

1. Thoroughly mix chicken with all marinade ingredients except white sesame oil, in a dish that can hold the wings in a single layer. Drizzle with sesame oil and mix again. Cover and refrigerate 24-48 hours. Turn chicken over once mid-way, or more often if you're diligent.

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. Remove chicken to a plate. Remove oil as well.

3. Put coke and marinade in the wok. 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 white sesame seeds or lemon zest. Eat with hands. That's the proper thing to do.