Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Cola Chicken Wings


I had a comment from Rei and so I checked out her blog. Rei's latest post was cola chicken which reads very delicious, and I was reminded of a post I prepared 2 months ago. I usually have 3 to 4 standby posts for those days when I don't have time to cook. These are posts where the pics didn't turn out well because they were taken at night so I don't post them unless I'm desperate.

The recipe for this unusual dish is by courtesy of Lily, who's from China. I think the dish would also work with root beer, ginger ale and other fizzy drinks. Most people can't tell there's Cola but if you have a discerning tongue you would. Otherwise, according to a friend, it tastes like 'honey chicken'. Kids like it because it's sweet.

(Edit: My friend Ai Meng has informed me that she tried this recipe and her chicken wings turned out unbearably sweet. Instead of 1kg of wings, the recipe should say 2 kgs. I seldom ever use frozen wings and assumed them to be in 1 kg packing. I've amended the recipe immediately before somebody else makes my mistake. So sorry.Thank you Ai Meng for telling me!~)

Cola Chicken Wings
2 kgs chicken wings, jointed
2 cans Coca Cola
1/2 T ginger, smashed & minced*
1/2 T garlic, smashed & minced
3 T light soy sauce
a splash of dark soy sauce for color

*Vero had julienned my ginger but do mince it for better flavor.

1. Bring a pot of water to the boil and add the wings. When water boils again, stir the wings for 2 minutes and then scoop the wings out. (You can reserve 1 cup of stock to add to the chicken if you like it more saucy. I prefer the wings sticky so I'd leave the stock out although in the pic above the wings are cooked more saucy than sticky.)

2. Put 3 T oil in a wok and fry the ginger and garlic. Add the blanched wings, fry a minute or so and then add the coke and ight soy sauce. Cover and simmer 25 to 30 minutes. Season to taste. Add a drizzle of dark soy sauce if you like the wings darker.

3. If you like the wings real sticky, increase the heat and let the dish boil uncovered until the sauce is thick and almost all gone.


Big Boys Oven said...

oh this nice, love this dish!

wmw said...

I don't believe I'm taste cola dishes before...Got to this this.

ekeng said...

my mum cook cola chicken wings before..I really love the taste of cola..But i don't like to drink cola because b'cos of the sugar..hehe :)

Mandy said...

wow! another delicious dish from your kitchen! I am saving this recipe now.

NEE said...

woooo....heard of this before but never try it as in eating. looks finger licking good. must keep this recipe. thanks

Shan said...

Hi Terri - thank you soooo much for the truffles and the soaps.
I finally decided to open up the box of truffles last night (alone) and they were so good I ended up scoffing 3 one after another.
Needless to say they are now carefully seconded to the back of the fridge for private consumption only. Heh.

Anonymous said...

muffinman: would it taste the same if i use different parts of the chicken. dad says wings are full of injected hormones, but i love them.

Emily.T said...

I tried cooking this dish last week but was abit dissappointed as it tasted like teriyaki chicken! Is it supposed to be this way without any hint of cola present??

JOjo said...

Haha, is like caramelised the wings with coke =)
Do you know wat, i tried substituting the water that steam the fish with pepsi before cos i heard from ppl that the fish will taste better. BUt it turned out no difference.
Or mayb they meant putting pepsi and steam together with the fish.Haha!

Terri @ A Daily Obsession said...

bboven: have u tried it b4?

wmw: tell me ah, how it turned out

ekeng: me too, i'm off cola bc of the sugar but once in a while i get the longing for it

mandy: rmber to tell me if u or OCT like it

nee: try it n tell me soon. bet greg won't like it

shan:hey, ur welcome. i wish all my other friends like soaps like u, so easy to buy them gifts if so. n it was nice meeting mona, mel, d bear n ? the other day. n u of cos

muffinman: really? i thought they inject the necks? i think drumsticks would be a good alternative. breasts r too dry.chicken breasts that is.

emily: most ppl can't tell so ya, it can be disappointing. but i could tell the 1st time Lily served it n she didn't tell me cola was an ingredient :)

jojo: steamed fish with pepsi?! tt is really really weird!

Denise ^ ChiCkyEGG said...

why you remove the brisbane pic!
After I enjoyed all ur kids fighting pic
and left a comment on sweet & sour pic,

Anamika:The Sugarcrafter said...

Teri, amazingly innovative idea of the cola chicken wings..have to try to get the taste and savour it. Thank for sharing your experiment !

Terri @ A Daily Obsession said...

denise: i was afraid the architect would get upset...

ana: pls do tell me how it turned out if u cook it:)

afiq said...

my goodness, how is this even possible???

Anonymous said...

I cook cola chicken wings yesterday...but its too sweet 4 my hub.can reduce d cola to one can n add the stock if u want it saucy. TQ Terri, its a GREAT blog. Keep it up!(Ai Ming)

Terri @ A Daily Obsession said...

afiq: why not :) try it

ai meng: thank u dear for telling me! sorry about the mistake~~n continue reading 1st thing after quiet time :)

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