Monday, April 5, 2010

Coco-cola Chicken Wings


Coco-Cola (Coke) is always served on our dinner table, side by side with one of my loved one’s main course nearly everyday. I don’t quite understand why it’s so addictive. Some people can’t live without it. It’s not overstated if you know someone who is really addicted to coke. Not many people know what’s in coke and how it’s made. The flavour base for Coke is still one of the world's great trade secrets. That said, there’re only three people in the world know the formula of creating the unique flavour of it. Well, the cooking ingredients and method of this dish, Coco-Cola Chicken Wings has no secrets at all. That’s simple and easy to cook. You can’t taste any flavour of coke after cooking anyway. The chicken wings are tasty sweet, succulent, with rich soy sauce flavour though. The coke can tenderize the meat of chicken wings and add more flavours. Thus, I didn’t need to cover the chicken wings when cooking. The bones would easily come off otherwise. It’s not a pleasant looking if so.
Coco-cola Chicken Wings (Printable recipe)

Ingredients:
  • 700 gm chicken wings
  • 1/2 carrot, cut into chunks
  • 1 stalk spring onion, sectioned
  • 5 slices ginger
  • 3 garlic cloves, smashed
  • 1/2 cup Coco-cola
Seasoning:
  • 2 Tbsp light soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp rice wine
  • Pepper, to taste
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Method:
  1. Cut chicken wings into two parts, keep the wing tips intact. Blanch in boiling water for 2 minutes to remove any blood and fat. Drain well.
  2. Heat some oil in wok (or pan), saute ginger, garlic and spring onion until fragrant.
  3. Add chicken wings and carrot, saute and continue to cook until lightly brown. Pour in the seasoning and coke. Bring to a boil and continue to cook for 20 to 25 minutes, uncovered, or until sauce thickens and chicken wings are carmeralized. Add more water if necessary. Remember to taste by yourself while cooking in this step. If you’re satisfied, it’s done.

26 comments :

  1. I've never tried marinating anything with coca-cola although I've read a lot of recipes with it before. That chicken wings look really good with that golden brown color.

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  2. One classic! Love it. Reminds me of my childhood when BBQ-ing was common and coke is added whenever we marinated chicken wings for BBQ!

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  3. Mmmm....I'm sure I can eat at least 6 chicken wings cooked this way. I love this dish. Ate at a friend's place once....delicious! I have to try this. My Korean friend uses cola to marinade the meat.

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  4. They simply look delicious! I am not a coke drinker, but I do like coke chicken!

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  5. In the Philippines we use sprite to marinate chicken... I've never tried coke but your wings looks so yummy! Thanks for the recipe. I can never finish a whole bottle of coke - now I know what to do with the leftovers!

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  6. I believe this is one of the most popular recipes shared among my friends. Right, your tips have made the chicken wings look pleasant

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  7. I believe this is one of the most popular recipes shared among my friends. Right, you tips have made the chicken wings look pleasant.

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  8. Coca-cola? This is new to me, must bookmark this :)

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  9. Wow I have never tried cooking with coke...with wings..superb!!

    sweetlife

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  10. That's so interesting that you use Coca-Cola for cooking!

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  11. I like how you use natural tenderizer such as coke to cook your dishes. Yummy, I've tried coke chicken many times and absolutely love it!

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  12. I've had coca-cola spareribs before but not chicken. I'm excited to try!

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  13. It's the sodium bicarb in the Coke that tenderises the meat, right? Actually, any fizzy drink can be used, but the taste will vary, I guess. Your wings look amazing - succulent and done JUST RIGHT.

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  14. I've heard that root beer work well for this too!

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  15. great use of coca cola. Love the beautiful glaze on the chicken wings. I need second helping of rice to enjoy this dish :)

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  16. Mmm, nice coca cola chicken. Thanks for the recipe.

    Added your link to my peteformation foodie adventure blogroll. Cheers!

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  17. I'm very intrigued and look forward to giving it a try.

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  18. this one doesnt require any water unlike the pork rib version? will the coke burn though?

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  19. i tried marinating with sprite and it enhances the meat's flavor...i havent tried coke though...but yeah, i agree, it also adds up to the color..a yummy looking color

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  20. Although I had seen this recipe before, I never get a chance to try it out. Your chicken wings look finger lick'g good!!

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  21. My Chinese flat mate taught me a different recipe, which I like a lot more.

    rub the chicken wings in soy sauce and slice a spring onion onto the wings. Let them sit while you heat oil and a bit of sugar together until the oil looks yellow brown. Pour the wings in and cook until the skin is brownish yellow. Pour enough coca cola over the wings to cover and bring to a simmering boil. Add 4 star anise (I break them into pieces) and some red chilies to your liking. I usually put 6 (ripped up). Cover and cook until the cola has simmered down into a sticky sauce. So good.

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  22. they were lovely, strangely mine didn't taste of coke much the coke just made it sticky and sweet.
    too bad the takeaway in ireland don't have cola chicken on their menus :(

    my rating: ***** :)

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  23. @Anonymous:
    Actually, the smell of coke would be gone due to long time cooking, but the sweetness of it remains, the coke helps make the meat even more tender.

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  24. My daughter-in-law loves Coca Cola and wings. This should be right up her alley. Will definitely share it with her. Thanks, for this great post showing traditional US food.

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  25. Can you use Pepsi?

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