This one caught my attention because it is very simple and requires very few ingredients.
I attended a baby shower hosted by LolaWi of Simply Beautiful last Sunday. It was a potluck and with the heat, I didn’t want to stay in the kitchen a lot.
The major ingredient here aside from the chicken wings is as you read above, Coke. Definitely you can use any other parts of the chicken or ribs.
This is a Chinese dish and although you may not see it in the menu in the restaurants, it is a new invention by them. They say Coca-Cola is a big item in China, they value it almost like good wine. But my aunt & uncle uses Coke too in our favorite pork barbecue so there must be something in Coke that makes it so good aside from tenderizing the meat.
6 lbs. separated chicken wings (I got mine at Costco)
1 12 oz. can Coca-Cola (not diet)
6 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup of soy sauce
1/3 cup of cooking oil
1 thumb-size ginger, minced
4 tbsp. rice wine (optional)
Freshly ground black pepper
Minced cilantro or green onions for garnish
Marinate wings in the first five ingredients for at least an hour or overnight.
Brown wings on the oil but do not crowd the pan. You can do it in several batches so the chicken do not get watery and just to cook the blood out of the wings.
In a separate pot, add the minced ginger and deposit the wings there as they brown. When frying is done, add ground pepper. Meantime, you can boil the marinade in the frying pan where you just cooked the chicken. After a quick boil, scrape the pan of the sautéed remains of the chicken and add it to the chicken pot with the rice wine.
Cook until marinade turns thick to a sauce, cover and turn once in a while until tender. Adjust seasoning as desired.
Garnish with the greens before serving. Best served hot or warm.