Wuxi Chicken Wings

5.0 from 13 reviews

Author: Anita Jacobson




Prep Time: 15 mins

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour 15 mins

Serves: 4


  • 16 pieces of middle join chicken wings
  • 1 tablespoon light soy sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon Shaoxing wine
  • 4 tablespoon oil
  • 1 scallion, cut into 1 inch sections
  • 1 inch ginger, cut into 5 slices
  • 1/3 cup water (or chicken stock)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon Chinese dark/black vinegar
  • Wuxi sauce seasonings
  • 2 tablespoon dark soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Shaoxing
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 80 gram rock sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 whole star anise


  1. Marinate chicken wings. Clean and pat dry chicken wings, then marinate with light soy sauce and Shaoxing wine. Rest for 2 hours and up to one night.
  2. Sear chicken wings. Heat 4 tablespoons of oil in a wok over medium-high heat. Sear the chicken wings until golden brown, and set aside.
  3. Fry aromatics. Discard some of the oil from the wok and leave only about 2 tablespoon worth, sauté scallions and ginger until fragrant.
  4. Cook wings with Wuxi sauce. Return chicken wings to the wok, add water (or chicken stock), and all the Wuxi sauce seasonings ingredients. Bring to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer until the sauce thickens and coats the chicken wings.
  5. Add black vinegar. Add Chinese black vinegar and mix well.
  6. Serve. Serve the chicken wings immediately with steamed white rice.

Another great recipe by https://dailycookingquest.com.