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Wuxi Chicken Wings

I stumbled upon this recipe from one of my favorite blogger, Sonia of Nasi Lemak Lover. The chicken wings look so mouthwatering, and just reading through the ingredients list and the step-by-step convinced me that I need to make this at home ASAP! The great thing about this recipe is if you are an avid Chinese cuisine cook, you most likely already have all the ingredients in your pantry anyway, and this is definitely a keeper, the wings are so… flavorful and juicy, and finger-licking good. We were all sucking every bits up and our bones were all super clean LOL :D

Wuxi Chicken Wings

Wuxi Chicken Wings

Wuxi Chicken Wings



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
  • 4 tablespoon oil
  • 1 scallion, cut into 1 inch sections
  • 1 inch ginger, cut into 5 slices
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon Chinese dark/black vinegar
  • Seasonings
  • 2 tablespoon dark soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Shaoxing
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 80 gram rock sugar
  • 1 star anise


  1. Clean chicken wings, pat dry, marinate with the 1 tablespoon light soy sauce and the 1/2 tablespoon Shaoxing for several hours, overnight is fine.
  2. Heat oil in a non-stick pan, pan fry chicken wings until golden brown. Set aside.
  3. Discard some of the oil from the pan and leave about 2 tablespoon, sauté scallion and ginger until fragrant.
  4. Return the chicken wings to the frying pan, then add water and all the seasonings ingredients. Mix well, bring to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer until the sauce thickens. Add the vinegar and mix well.
  5. Turn off heat, transfer to a serving plate and serve immediately with steamed white rice.


  • adina says:

    This really looks so goooood! My children would love them.

    • Anita says:

      Yup, these are sweet and sticky, just what the kiddies like ;)

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