Introduction: Coca Cola Chicken Wings

Coca Cola chicken is a surprisingly tasty, easy recipe for making a different style of wings.  A popular dish in China, the recipe for Coca Cola chicken is simple in its make up and closely resembles that of soy sauce chicken.  The addition of Coca Cola creates a sweet, caramel flavor, perfectly offset by fresh green onions.  I chose to use Sherry vinegar in this recipe, but Mirin or rice wine would create a more authentic finished dish.

Ingredients:
  • 2 pounds chicken wings, wings and drummettes separated
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Sherry vinegar 
  • 3/4 cup Coca-Cola - I used the kind with real sugar 
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • Toasted sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

Directions:
  1. Marinate the chicken wings in half the soy sauce for 15 minutes at room temperature, turning to coat both sides of wings. 
  2. In a small bowl, combine remaining soy sauce, Coca Cola, and vinegar.
  3. Heat oil in a large skillet.
  4. Sear chicken wings until browned - about 3 minutes on each side.
  5. Add soy-coke mixture and bring to a simmer.
  6. Simmer over very low heat, uncovered, until the sauce is reduced, about 25 minutes.

Serve chicken topped with sesame seeds and chopped green onion.  

Enjoy!

Comments

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LindskogLizette (author)2014-09-28

Hi, I just have a quick question.
Are the cups in this recipe the english or the american cups?

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American cups worked tikiti-boo. Turned out delicious.

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elizjvv (author)2014-01-04

Made them just now, every single one eaten and pot licked clean. The spring onion and sesame sprinkle is a great finishing touch. I added some garlic and ginger, and some copped rep pepper right at the end.

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bobster88 (author)2012-09-27

can u marinade the chicken overnight in all the ingredients ?

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rrkrose (author)2012-09-09

I don't eat chicken but this would be fun to try with tofu.

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Crash2108 (author)rrkrose2012-09-19

No it wouldn't.
Chicken wings only.

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rrkrose (author)Crash21082012-09-20

Why only chickens wings? I don't understand why anyone would care that I'm a vegetarian. It's not like me being a vegetarian affects you in anyway. I have never eaten meet and I never will!

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supersoftdrink (author)rrkrose2012-09-20

I'll bet it would taste good with seitan too. Have you tried it? (sadly, seitan is not for people who can't have gluten)

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rrkrose (author)supersoftdrink2012-09-21

I haven't tried seitan but have heard good things about. It's kind of like tofu but more firm right? Thanks for the suggestion!

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lllshreelll (author)rrkrose2012-09-13

Neither do I, But I will definitely share it! My friends will love it!

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supersoftdrink (author)2012-09-20

I'll bet any leftover chicken meat would be great in a wrap with some shredded carrot and mixed greens. Or in a rice wrap (like a spring roll, the kind that isn't fried) if you get sick of other tortillas for lunch during "wrap week." ;)

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thecastironchef (author)2012-09-12

Oh Yea! Weekend appetizer menu! Thanks!

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mrscake (author)2012-09-11

I've marinated cheap cuts of beef in coke over night to tenderise it, but always washed it off....going to try this recipe asap!

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ladyxan (author)2012-09-11

Looked online to see if there was a sub for the sherry vinegar since I do not have it.. Yep, http://www.foodsubs.com/Vinegars.html Looks like my rice vinegar will work. Hehe

Thanks Scoochmaroo! I second what someone else said, you always amaze me with your Instructables =D

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ladyxan (author)ladyxan2012-09-11

Oops, did not completely read the directions until I was putting it in word to save until later... You suggested rice vinegar. Teehee

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paganwonder (author)2012-09-10

This is excellent (just had it for dinner)...the flavor would pass muster for authenticity in Hawaii...high praise!

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shydiva (author)2012-09-10

My mom used 7-up instead of Coke...I guess any soda will work...

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M.C. Langer (author)2012-09-09

Looks delicious! It will be my first kitchen experiment!! :-)

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scoochmaroo (author)M.C. Langer2012-09-09

For real? I'm excited! I hope you like it. It's really easy and tasty :D It sticks to the pan a bit while cooking, so don't get worried. :D

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M.C. Langer (author)scoochmaroo2012-09-10

Thanks!!!! I will make it with "papas criollas" (Creole Potatoes: small and yellow potatoes from Colombia). DELICIOUS!!!!

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EET1982 (author)2012-09-10

Looks soooooo delicious :) Thank you! I will be trying this soon and getting back to ya. I'm sure I will love it though :)

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lemonie (author)2012-09-09

My friend who was a Chef (and still thinks so) told me about this, except he put everything in a black bin-liner and left it in the fridge overnight.

L

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scoochmaroo (author)lemonie2012-09-09

I'm not sure about the necessity of a bin liner, but yes, marinating overnight would be even better :D

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lemonie (author)scoochmaroo2012-09-10

His food is good, but his methods are sometimes "untidy".

L

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tcheney (author)2012-09-10

"Coke chicken" is a fine old boy scout campfire recipe. This is an interesting version. Looking forward to trying it out. Scooch... you never cease to amaze with your inventiveness on all fronts.

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firsttimegrandma (author)2012-09-10

Definitely looks good! Can't wait to try it out on the next Football Saturday!

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AussieAnglerGal (author)2012-09-09

i've heard of cooking pork with coca cola but never chicken :)
sounds interesting

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sunshiine (author)2012-09-09

I have to make this! It definitely looks grand!
Sunshiine

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PotatoCoffee (author)2012-09-09

This must be one of the strangest recipes ever! I have some turkey in the freezer so I'll try it!

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