Soy Sauce Chicken Wings

I’ve been craving my mom’s cooking. I made soy chicken wings with rice which I haven’t done in a while. You’d think I might need a recipe or at least a refresher on how to do it. It was satisfiying to recreate this dish from memory and have it turn out. I had run out of my soy sauce a couple of months ago and have had a hard time finding the kind I am use to, at the local grocery stores, so I wasn’t sure what would happen.

Here’s my list of ingredients for this meal.

  • Chicken wings and cutlets
  • Onions
  • Dark soy sauce
  • Oyster sauce
  • Brown sugar
  • Star anise or chinese 5 spice
  • Approximately 1/4 cup Water
  • Cornstarch
  • White or brown rice
In a wok or frying pan saute chopped onions until tender. Turn heat to medium high to high and add enough oil so that it coats the chicken as it is being tossed around. Do this until chicken is cooked and browning on the outside. If you are using thighs you can cover an lower the heat while they cook.  Add finely chopped ginger root and garlic.  Stir until you smell the aroma and pour in mixture of soy sauce, water, cornstarch and sugar. Add star anise if you wish but I ofter find the sauce is tasty enough. Stir until chicken is coated and simmer until liquid reduces and thickens slightly. Serve an top of a bowl of warm rice with some crunchy garnish such as chopped green onions or a handful of sprouts and you have yourself a mouth watering fun dinner.

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