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Pan Fried Chicken Wings

­Get ready for some delicious Chinese pan-fried chicken wings with a mix of onion, garlic, and peppers.

These wings aren’t just finger-licking good; they also bring a delicious and nutritious twist.

Pan fried chicken wings
Pan-fried chicken wings

❤️ About this recipe

Chicken wings have always been a favorite of mine, and I’m constantly on the lookout for new ways to enjoy them.

In this recipe, the wings are halved at the center, making them quick to cook and perfect for soaking up the sauce.

Onions and peppers contribute a natural sweetness, allowing us to skip the sugar in the recipe.

This dish isn’t just delicious; it also provides essential natural fats, protein, and fiber.

Pan fried chicken wings ingredients: chicken wings, onion, chilli, bell pepper, garlic, soy sauce, rice wine, oyster sauce
Pan-fried chicken wings

🍳 Ingredients

  • Chicken Wings: I use the center portion of the chicken wings, which is considered the most delicious part of the wings.
  • Fresh Chilli: If you’re not a fan of spicy food, feel free to skip it.
  • Oyster Sauce: Oyster sauce is gaining popularity in modern Chinese cuisine as an MSG substitute, contributing a distinct seafood flavor. However, if you don’t have it on hand, you can easily replace it with an equal amount of soy sauce.
  • Onion And Pepper: Onion and pepper quantities can be customized to your preference. Alternatively, you can swap out the pepper for coriander or green onion if you prefer.
  • Rice Wine: If rice wine isn’t on hand, you can swap it with dry sherry or even white wine for a similar flavor.
Pan fried chicken wings. wings are cut into halves.
Step one: Pan-fried chicken wings

Why cut the wings in half

  1. Quick Cooking: Halving the wings accelerates the cooking process, ensuring that they cook through evenly and in less time.
  2. Enhanced Sauce Absorption: The halved wings have more surface area exposed to the sauce, allowing them to absorb and hold onto the flavors more effectively.
  3. Better Taste: When you cut the wings in half, they release more juices while cooking. These juices mix with the onion, garlic, and pepper, giving them a stronger chicken flavor that makes the whole dish taste even better.
  4. Neater Eating: Especially for kids, halved wings are less messy to eat and provide a hassle-free dining experience.
Pan Fried Chicken Wings
Pan-fried chicken wings

🔪 Instructions

1. Pan-Fry the Chicken Wings: Start by pan-frying the chicken wings until they’re lightly browned. Once done, set them aside.

2. Sauté Garlic, Onion, and Chili: In the same pan, use the remaining oil to sauté garlic, onion, and fresh chilli until they achieve a slight golden colour.

3. Combine and Cook: Add the chicken wings back into the pan, and combine them with rice wine, soy sauce, and oyster sauce. Allow the mixture to cook until all the liquid has evaporated, and you start hearing a sizzling sound.

4. Add the Finishing Touch: Finally, stir in the pepper, and your dish is ready to be served.

Pan fried chicken wings
Pan fried chicken wings

📌 Recipe Tips

  • Cooking equipment: Opt for a non-stick pan to prevent the sauce and chicken wings from sticking, ensuring both cooking and clean-up are hassle-free.
  • Wing Size and Cooking Time: The cooking time may vary depending on the size of the chicken wings. Adjust the cooking duration accordingly to ensure they’re fully cooked.
  • Garnish Options: Elevate the dish with a sprinkle of toasted sesame seeds or chopped green onions or coriander just before serving.
  • Serving Tips: This dish pairs well with rice or noodles for a complete and satisfying meal.

🔎 FAQs

Q: How do I know when the chicken wings are fully cooked?

A: The chicken wings are done when they’re golden brown. Cut near the bone to check for any pinkness.

Q: Is it necessary to halve the wings?

A: It’s not mandatory; you can choose to cook them without cutting, but make sure they’re fully cooked by using a fork test to check doneness.

Q: Can I use frozen chicken wings?

A: Fresh chicken wings are recommended for the best results. If you’re using frozen wings, make sure to thaw them thoroughly before cooking.

Pan-fried chicken wings

Give these healthy pan-fried chicken wings a try for a satisfying meal.

They’re easy to prepare and packed with delicious flavors.

Give it a shot and enjoy!

Pan fried chicken wings

Pan Fried Chicken Wings

More flavour with less mess – we've halved the wings. Dive right in! Enjoy these pan-fried Chinese chicken wings with wholesome veggies!
Author: Lei
4.60 from 5 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Diet: Diabetic, Gluten Free, Low Fat
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings 2

Ingredients

  • 500 g chicken wings (the middle part of the wings, cut into halves)
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 3 tablespoon chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chilli
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon oyster sauce
  • 2 tablespoon rice wine
  • 1/3 cup bell pepper (chopped)

Instructions

  • Pan-Fry the Chicken Wings: Start by pan-frying the chicken wings until they’re lightly browned. Once done, set them aside.
  • Sauté Garlic, Onion, and Chili: In the same pan, use the remaining oil to sauté garlic, onion, and fresh chilli until they achieve a slight golden colour.
  • Combine and Cook: Add the chicken wings back into the pan, and combine them with rice wine, soy sauce, and oyster sauce. Allow the mixture to cook until all the liquid has evaporated, and you start hearing a sizzling sound.
  • Add the Finishing Touch: Finally, stir in the pepper, and your dish is ready to be served.

Recipe Notes:

    • Cooking equipment: Opt for a non-stick pan to prevent the sauce and chicken wings from sticking, ensuring both cooking and clean-up are hassle-free.
    • Wing Size and Cooking Time: The cooking time may vary depending on the size of the chicken wings. Adjust the cooking duration accordingly to ensure they’re fully cooked.
    • Garnish Options: Elevate the dish with a sprinkle of toasted sesame seeds or chopped green onions or coriander just before serving.
    • Serving Tips: This dish pairs well with rice or noodles for a complete and satisfying meal.

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 451kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 26gFat: 36gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gMonounsaturated Fat: 19gTrans Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 104mgSodium: 686mgPotassium: 314mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 977IUVitamin C: 35mgCalcium: 35mgIron: 2mg

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