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Grandmother's Chinese Chicken Wings

Servings 6
Calories 414 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 16 whole chicken wings flap segments removed
  • 2 TBS sunflower oil
  • cup water
  • cup sake
  • cup naturally brewed soy sauce
  • 5 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons mirin
  • 3 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 4 large thin slices fresh ginger
  • 1 clove star anise
  • 1 dried hot chile
  • 1 small cinnamon stick
  • Sliced green onions for garnish
  • Sesame seeds for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Place a 14-inch nonstick sauce pan or large wok over high heat. Add the sunflower oil and heat until it glistens. Add the chicken and sear to golden brown. Add the water, sake, soy sauce, brown sugar, mirin, oyster sauce, ginger, star anise, dried chile and cinnamon stick to a small bowl and stir to mix. Pour the sauce over the hot chicken in the pan. Bring back up to a simmer. Cook, covered, about 12 minutes.
  • Uncover and simmer until the pan is almost dry, tossing frequently to coat the wings, another 10 to 12 minutes. Skim off the fat if you like, and serve, garnishing with scallion shavings and sesame seeds.Or emulsify the chicken fat into the sauce by turning up the heat at the last minute to boil the fat into the other liquids. Garnish and serve.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Grandmother's Chinese Chicken Wings
Amount per Serving
Calories
414
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
25
g
38
%
Saturated Fat
 
6
g
30
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
5
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
12
g
Cholesterol
 
99
mg
33
%
Sodium
 
1130
mg
47
%
Potassium
 
295
mg
8
%
Carbohydrates
 
17
g
6
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
12
g
13
%
Protein
 
25
g
50
%
Vitamin A
 
260
IU
5
%
Vitamin C
 
12
mg
15
%
Calcium
 
33
mg
3
%
Iron
 
2
mg
11
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Approximate nutrition information is provided as a convenience and courtesy only. You are encouraged to do your own calculations if precise data is required.

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