Introduction: Coca Cola Chicken Wings

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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.

  • 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

  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.