Thursday, March 5, 2020

Recipe: Soy-Braised Chicken Wings

One of my favorite recipes for chicken wings is the honey soy roasted chicken ala W.A.W chicken wings. However, before we can make it, we need to first marinade the chicken wings for at least 6 hours in the fridge.

Enter Soy-braised chicken wings... a recipe which requires no pre-marination and cooks in approximately 30-35 minutes, and tastes absolutely fantastic! I like this recipe best with the mid-joint wings, however this recipe also works with chicken drumettes, drumstick or thighs (see note below for extra cooking tips).

soy braised chicken wings recipe

Simply place all the ingredients for the braising liquid in the pot and bring to the boil, and then add the chicken wings and simmer for 15-20 minutes. Leave for a further 15 minutes in the pot to finish cooking and for flavours to fully infuse into the wings. For a complete meal, serve it with rice or noodles. Easy, simple and delicious - perfect for a fuss-free meal!

soy braised chicken wings

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Soy-Braised Chicken Wings
Recipe by Baby Sumo, adapted from Chinese Bible
Preparation time: 2 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes (+15 minutes waiting time)
Serves 3-4

20 mid-joint wings (approx 800g)

For the braising liquid
1/2 cup light soy sauce
1/4 cup mirin or rice wine
1/2 cup water
2 tbsp dark soy sauce
1 tbsp caster sugar
2 cm ginger
1 spring onion, cut into 2" lengths
1 cinnamon stick
2 star anise

To serve
2 non-fried broad noodles

1. In a large saucepan or pot, place all ingredients for the braising liquid and bring to a boil over medium high heat. Add the chicken wings, and lower to medium heat, cover and allow to simmer for 10 minutes. Flip the wings using tongs and then simmer for another 5-10 minutes.

2. Remove pot from heat and leave the chicken in the braising liquid for a further 15 minutes to finish cooking.

3. Serve with rice, noodles and green vegetables.

4. For noodles: Cook in boiling water for 2-3 minutes, according to packet instructions. Drain and add a few tablespoonfuls of braising liquid.  Serve with chicken wings on side, along with green vegetables and a sprinkling of spring onions.

soy braised chicken wings with noodles recipe

1.This recipe will also work with chicken drumsticks and thighs. Allow extra 5 minutes cooking time if using these parts and also use tongs to turn the pieces over at least 2-3 times during cooking.
2. If using rice wine, kindly add 2 tbsp of caster sugar.

soy braised chicken recipe

soy braised chicken wings recipe

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  1. Made this before too, love it, i think best with porridge :D

  2. We love this too! Simple and nice. Can just marinate, pop into oven to bake till cooked. Easy to cook, nice to eat!


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