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Andrew Zimmern Chinese Chicken Wings - Best wings i've ever had or made!!!


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Joined Sep 23, 2016
I was watching best thing I've ever ate on TV and Andrew Zimmern had an episode of a recipe Asian Chicken Wings.

I have made these several times and they are sweet, salty, sticky and spicy. Even though they are not grilled, smoked or deep fried, they are the best wings I've ever had and all my family members / friends agree they are amazing!!!!!

The sauce should thicken well and turn into a sticky tar like glaze!

  • Place a 14-inch nonstick saute pan over high heat. Add the chicken and dry-sear to lightly brown the chicken. Add the sake, soy sauce, 1/3 cup water, brown sugar, mirin, oyster sauce, ginger, star anise, dried chile and cinnamon stick and bring to a simmer. Cook, covered, about 12 minutes.

  • Uncover and simmer until the pan is almost dry, tossing frequently to coat the wings, 10 to 12 minutes. Skim off the fat if you like, and serve, garnishing with scallion shavings and sesame seeds. I like to emulsify the chicken fat into the sauce by turning up the heat at the last minute to boil the fat into the other liquids.
Ingredients -

16 whole chicken wings, flap segments removed and saved for stock

  • 1/3 cup sake

  • 1/3 cup soy sauce

  • 4 tablespoons brown sugar (If you like it sweeter, add more. You can check the flavor of the sauce at any time and I encourage you to do so.)

  • 3 tablespoons mirin

  • 3 tablespoons oyster sauce

  • 4 large thin slices fresh ginger

  • 2 cloves star anise

  • 1 dried hot chile

  • 1 cinnamon stick

  • Shaved green onions, for garnish

  • Sesame seeds, for garnish


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Sounds delicious!


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