With football season right around the corner, it only seemed fitting to make some chicken wings today. This coca-cola chicken wings recipe is an Asian approach to wings using coke in the sauce. I had to play around with the recipe a couple of times but it turns out all these wings need are some soy sauce, rice wine, and coke! Go ahead and give these wings a try, you won't regret it!
**Helpful tips and common mistakes
It may sound unconventional, but we're going to start the chicken wings by searing them on the pan. Whenever you are searing meat, it is important to have the oil in the pan very hot. This way it cooks the outside of the protein, creating a nice golden color, without cooking the entire meat. If you try to flip the wings over too early, you will find that the wings stick to the pan. When they are ready, they will easily come off the pan.
Simmer the sauce, add the wings back to the pan, and finish cooking in the oven. If your wings are especially small, they may be done finish cooking in the pan. Reduce the coca-cola sauce and brush on the wings for that extra touch.
Although this combination of coca-cola chicken wings might sound strange, it actually works. You get the slight sweetness from the soda and the saltiness from the soy sauce. This Asian approach was definitely a different approach but it was very well received. I served these wings with a side of baked sweet potato fries for one delicious meal.
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