This marinade is enough for about 1.2kg of chicken wings. I am a chicken-wing fiend. I could just sit there like a big pig and eat a massive pile of them. I know some people who don’t like them because they require the most mess and work to eat, but I have a belief that foods that need more work taste better (ie. things in shells, crab, prawns, and meat off the bone). The wings are my absolute favourite chicken cut. Mmmm. Tasty.
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp minced ginger
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp chicken stock powder
1 tsp white pepper
1 tsp brandy (optional)
2 spring onions coarsley chopped (the second time I made this I didn’t have spring onions so I used chinese fried onions, which gave it a different flavour, but still very nice).
If you want to make it easier to eat, you can cut the chicken wings into two parts, the drumette and the wing/tip piece. Alternatively sometimes you can buy the pieces pre-cut like this. I try to always buy organic chicken because hopefully this means they treat the animals well and theres less artificial things fed to the chicken.
Mix all the marinade ingredients in a bowl.
Place chicken wings in a big bowl or container and cover with the marinade. Coat the chicken pieces well. You can either use your CLEAN hands to do this, or if the bowl/container has a lid you can just shake the chicken pieces to cover them in marinade. Its adviseable to make sure the lid is fairly liquid and air-tight if you don’t want to make a huge mess and lose lots of yummy marinade.
The minimum time I would leave this to marinate for is probably 30 minutes to an hour. The absolute best time to let it sit for is over night because then the flavour will really have soaked through the chicken. I’ve tried it both ways and the over-night marination tasted much better.
When you are ready to cook, the wings, the best way is going to be to BBQ them. Everything just tastes so much nicer when BBQ’d don’t you agree?
If you don’t have a bbq or you are too lazy to bbq (like I am sometimes), a grill pan is the next best thing, then of course you can either pan fry, or probably even bake them (I’m guessing at 180°C for about 25-30 minutes, just check on them).
Cook them until they are nice and browned (little charred bits if you are BBQ’ing are okay, and tasty!). If you want to make sure they are cooked through just cut through to the bone on one and make sure it’s ok.
Feel free to “taste test” a whole chicken wing, you know because, you just want to make sure that it tastes okay… hehe. Enjoy!