Making Coca-Cola Chicken Wings For Super Bowl Sunday

Making Coca-Cola Chicken Wings For Super Bowl Sunday

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If you want to win your Super Bowl party this year with delicious Chinese flavors, try these Coca-Cola chicken wings. If you put them out for your guests at kick off, they’ll probably be gone by the end of the first quarter.

Coca-Cola chicken wings are a cousin to the soy sauce braised chicken wings popular in southern China. With their subtle, salty-sweet flavor, Coca-Cola chicken wings are a favorite in Chinese home kitchens as a quick dinner or satisfying snack.

Preparation couldn’t be easier, which is a real plus if you’re entertaining a house full of guests on game day. Essentially, you sear the chicken wings, then braise them in a bath of Coke, soy sauce, rice wine and ginger. The result is a plate of tender chicken wings with a pleasingly sticky glaze that you’ll love licking off your fingers.

Pair these wings with a beer like Tsingtao or Harbin and you’ll make a uniquely Chinese contribution to a quintessentially American sporting event. It’s exactly the kind of blending between East and West that we love.

Here’s how to make Coca-Cola chicken wings, step-by-step. The detailed tutorial with pictures and directions is at the bottom of the page.

Your turn! What tips can you share from your family’s recipe? Want to ask a question before you start cooking? I’d love to hear from you in the comments section below!


Coca-Cola Chicken Wings Recipe

Makes: 4 Servings | Prep Time: 10 Minutes | Cook Time: 20 Minutes
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Ingredients

2 pounds chicken wings
1 cup Coke
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons Shaoxing rice wine
3 slices ginger
2 tablespoons cooking oil
2 green onions to garnish

Directions

1. Decouple the chicken wings at the joints, then combine with the soy sauce in a large bowl.

2. Heat the oil in a wok or large pan over medium-high heat. Sear the chicken wings for 3 minutes on each side, until their exteriors are golden brown.

3. Pour in the Coke, remaining soy sauce, rice wine and ginger slices. Stir to combine, bring to an active simmer, then reduce heat to medium-low.

4. Simmer the wings until the liquid reduces to a sticky glaze, about 20-25 minutes. Garnish with green onions and serve immediately.


Step-By-Step Tutorial

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Start by gathering your ingredients. This is a super-simple recipe that you can prepare in less than 30 minutes. If you don’t have Shaoxing rice wine, substitute sherry.

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Decouple the chicken wings at the joints, then combine with the soy sauce in a large bowl. Give the wings a good stir, so that they’re covered with soy sauce.

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Heat the oil in a wok or large pan over medium-high heat. Sear the chicken wings for 3 minutes on each side, until their exteriors are golden brown.

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Pour in the Coke, remaining soy sauce, rice wine and ginger slices. Stir to combine, bring to an active simmer, then reduce heat to medium-low.

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Simmer the wings until the liquid reduces to a sticky glaze, about 20-25 minutes. Garnish with green onions and serve immediately.

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