Monday, December 27, 2010

Pan-Fried Chicken Wings with Black Pepper and Honey

Chicken wings are my favorite part of the chicken. It's not dry, it has skin, and the joy of nibbling for that piece of meat in the middle of the two bones is fun! With so many restaurants offering wings now as appetizers with more and more different flavors, I am guessing many ppl feel the same way. I also like cooking chicken wings becuase it is kinda difficult to screw them up (well at least I never did).


But yes, I do know also that chicken wings is the most unhealthy part of the chicken compared to chicken breast (yuck) and chicken thighs (not too bad). But is okay, indulgence in moderation can't hurt.


Coming back from a cooking hiatus a few months ago, I was itching to make some wings for dinner one night. I was looking for a simple recipe that didn't require too many ingredients for the marinade. So once again, I turned to my beloved Christine and found this Pan-Fried Chicken Wings with Black Pepper and Honey recipe. It was actually the word "honey" that caught my eye; I find I gravitate towards "honey"  especially when it is paired with chicken wings (most likely because of "honey-garlic" - yummmm) so I knew this was it. The ingredients were simple too; you will most likely find them in your kitchen.


Pan-Fried Chicken Wings with Black Pepper and Honey - from Christine's Recipes

Ingredients
  • 1 kg chicken wings
  • 1 onion, shredded
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 Tbsp honey (optional, to taste)
  • A dash of freshly crushed black peppercorns
    Marinade
    • 1 tsp light soy sauce
    • 2 Tbsp dark soy sauce
    • 1 tsp cooking wine
    • 1 Tbsp cornflour
    • 1 Tbsp oyster sauce
    • A dash of ground black pepper

    Method
    1. Rinse chicken wings and cut into pieces. Mix with marinade for at least 30 minutes.




    2. Sauté shredded onion over medium heat in a wok until golden. Set aside.
    3. Add oil to wok again, fry chicken wings until golden on both sides. Add garlic and sauté until aromatic. Pour in the remaining marinade, cover chicken wings and cook for about 10 minutes until cooked through. Add freshly crushed black peppercorns, toss in fried onion and stir well. 


    4. Add honey and mix well. Taste by yourself. If you are satisfied, dish up. Sprinkle some salt or add more honey to your taste if needed.


    Note
    • I used 3 lbs of chicken wings
    • I did not have "freshly crushed black peppercorns" and used normal black pepper
    • I used 1 Tbsp of honey (clearly it was not an "option" for me lol)
    • If you love onions, feel free to add more than one; I had two in there


      Quick, easy, cheap, and delicious chicken wings with ingredients that are readily available in most kitchen cabinets. Perfect for an after-work dinner dish when you're just too tired to cook anything extravagant :)






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