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)
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 10 – 20 minutes
- 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)
For the chicken:
- Rinse the chicken wings under running water
- Place into a dish
- Season with salt, pepper and prickly ash powder and 1 teaspoon of oil
- Chop garlic and add to dish
- Sprinkle a tablespoon of cornstarch over the wings
- Using your hands, mix the seasoning into the chicken
- Leave to stand for about 5 minutes, whilst preparing the sauce
- Heat 1 teaspoon of olive oil in a wok or frying pan
- 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
Remove from the pan and drain on a piece of wax paper
For the Sauce:
- In a jug, measure 1/4 cup of red wine
- Add 1 Tablespoon of soy sauce
- Add 1 Tablespoon of dark vinegar
- Stir in a 1/4 teaspoon of dark brown sugar
- Add to a pot and bring to a boil
- Immediately turn off heat and pour over the chicken wings
- Serve with rice and vegetables.
Note: I only realised afterwards (seeing these photos), that the cornstarch was really messy!