Sweet Soy Sauce Fried Chicken
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Sweet Soy Sauce Fried Chicken

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 2 to 3
Author CASA Veneracion

Ingredients

  • 10 chicken wings
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • 1 onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • cooking oil for deep frying
  • snipped scallions to garnish

For the sweet soy sauce blend:

  • 1/4 cup light soy sauce (I used Kikkoman)
  • 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sweet rice wine
  • 1 tablespoon chili oil

Instructions

  • Pat the chicken wings dry with paper towels. Cut to separate the drumettes from the wings (no need to discard the wing tips). Toss with one teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Place in a resealable bag.
  • Whisk together the flour, starch and remaining salt and pepper.
  • Peel and thinly slice the onion.
  • Peel and mince the garlic
  • Mix together all the ingredients for the sauce.
  • In a wok or frying pan, heat enough cooking oil to reach a depth of at least two inches.
  • Dump the seasoned flour mixture into the resealable bag. Seal then shake thoroughly to coat all chicken pieces.
  • Fry the chicken wings, in batches if necessary, until crispy and lightly browned. Depending on the size of the wings, this will take anywhere from eight to ten minutes.
  • Scoop out the wings and keep hot.
  • Pour off the cooking oil, leaving only a tablespoonful.
  • Reheat the oil and stir fry the garlic and onion for about half a minute. Pour in the sauce. Stir and allow to boil gently for a minute. Turn off the heat.
  • Add the chicken to the sauce and toss to coat each piece well.
  • Serve the sweet soy sauce fried chicken at once.