Coca Cola Chicken Wings

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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!

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

    American cups worked tikiti-boo. Turned out delicious.

    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.

    can u marinade the chicken overnight in all the ingredients ?

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

    No it wouldn't.
    Chicken wings only.

    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!

    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)

    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!

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