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Asian-inspired Recipe No.4

Today’s recipe is similar to what you would get in an authentic Chinese restaurant.

Sweet & Sour chicken wings

No, not the deep fried, heavily battered and oily wings that come with a cheap and nasty tomato-based sauce. Although, if that is what you do like, then this recipe is perhaps not for you?

I’ve taken a traditional recipe and made it healthier, lighter and tastier.  I hope that you’ll try it, and enjoy!

Chicken wings in Red wine sauce (gluten free, egg free, oat free, dairy free, nut free)

Servings: 2-4

By: gfchopstix

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 10 – 20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 teaspoon of olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon of prickly ash powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 Tablespoon of cornstarch
  • 1 fresh garlic clove, peeled and chopped
  • 10 chicken wings (250g)
Ingredients: chicken wings, corn starch, salt, prickly ash powder, black pepper, olive oil, 1 clove chopped garlic
Ingredients: chicken wings, corn starch, salt, prickly ash powder, black pepper, olive oil, 1 clove chopped garlic

Instructions:

For the chicken:

  1. Rinse the chicken wings under running water
  2. Drain
  3. Place into a dish
  4. Season with salt, pepper and prickly ash powder and 1 teaspoon of oil
  5. Chop garlic and add to dish
  6. Sprinkle a tablespoon of cornstarch over the wings
  7. Using your hands, mix the seasoning into the chicken
  8. Leave to stand for about 5 minutes, whilst preparing the sauce
  9. Heat 1 teaspoon of olive oil in a wok or frying pan
  10. Place the chicken wings into the wok and fry, on medium-high heat for about 10 -15 minutes, until the meat is browned and cooked

fry wings

Remove from the pan and drain on a piece of wax paper

Drain the chicken on a piece of wax paper
Drain the chicken on a piece of wax paper

For the Sauce:

  1. In a jug, measure 1/4 cup of red wine
  2. Add 1 Tablespoon of soy sauce
  3. Add 1 Tablespoon of dark vinegar
  4. Stir in a 1/4 teaspoon of dark brown sugar
  5. Add to a pot and bring to a boil
  6. Immediately turn off heat and pour over the chicken wings
  7. Serve with rice and vegetables.

Enjoy!

Note: I only realised afterwards (seeing these photos), that the cornstarch was really messy!

wings in redwine sauce

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