Unless we plan a BBQ on a very short notice, I always prefer to marinate the meat myself. Today, I am sharing this BBQ chicken wing recipe, which is created by me and it has been improved a couple of times in the past year. I am really satisfied with the result 🙂
I guess it is not too hard to find out that I LOVE chicken wings since the last post was also about chicken wings, but the taste of these wings is very different.
I used 1 kilo chicken wings for 5 persons. I made a non-spicy and spicy versions. (so for each version I used about 1/2 kilo of chicken wings)
Remember to cut the chicken wing open in the middle, so all the flavour can go into the wings.
For the non-spicy version you need: 2-3 slices of ginger, spring onion, garlic, 1-2 table spoons of light soy sauce, 1 table spoon of oyster sauce, 2 tea spoons of sugar, a pinch of salt, 2-3 tea spoons of cumin powder, 1/2 -1 teaspoon of chicken powder and some sesame oil.
Some readers ask me whether they can use fish sauce instead of oyster sauce, I personally prefer oyster sauce and I never really use fish sauce when I cook. But try it out, play it around, everyone has a different taste. One thing I know for sure is that fish sauce is great in Pho.
To build up the spicy chicken wings, repeat the same steps with the non-spicy version, but add 10-15 Sichuan pepper, 4 big dried chilli pepper (rip them open), 2-3 tea spoons of grounded chilli pepper, you can also add some chilli powder if you can handle spicy food well. Now you can close the box and shake it couple of times to make sure all the ingredients equally cover the wings.
The BBQ was scheduled on a Friday, so I prepared these wings on Thursday’s night already. This is the easiest way in my opinion, you can go to school or work the next day, and when you come home, your BBQ chicken wings are ready for you! Well, you still need to put them on the BBQ.
I marinated them for about 24 hours, normally I think you need 6 hours at least. They are crispy on the outside and juicy and full with flavour on the inside.
Hope you like the recipe.