I like Kung Pao Chicken and I like chicken wings but I absolutely love these Kung Pao Chicken Wings. Why? Well, for one thing they are delicious. Tender on the inside and coated in a mouthwatering salty, sweet and spicy sauce. They don’t take much prep or an extensive amount of time to throw together. As far as wing recipes, it is as easy as they come. Just cook in a bubbling sauce for 5 minutes on the stove top, bake in the oven for 30 minutes and toss in a thickened sauce afterward. Garnish with crushed peanuts and chopped scallions, and you’re ready to eat. If only all things could be this tasty and easy.
Oven baked chicken wings tossed in a salty, sweet and spicy Kung Pao sauce. A deliciously simple recipe that is easy to throw together. #easyrecipes #appetizer #chicken #chickenwings #spicy
2 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp Chinese black vinegar or rice vinegar
1 tbsp sugar
1/2 cup (120 ml) water
1 inch/ 2.5 cm ginger (peeled and crushed)
3 garlic cloves (crushed)
1 tsp sesame oil
1 tsp Szechuan peppercorns
5 dried red chiles (broken in half)
1 tsp cornstarch mixed with 1 tbsp of water
2–3 scallions stalks (chopped)
1–2 tbsp peanuts (crushed)
8–12 chicken wings
Preheat oven to 450F/ 230C.
Separate wings into flats and drumettes. You can cut off the wing tips if you like, but if you’re like me, just keep them on.
Combine soy sauce, vinegar, sugar, crushed ginger, crushed garlic cloves, Szechuan peppercorns and red chiles together in a bowl and mix well.
In a large frying pan or skillet, add the soy sauce mixture to the pan and cook over medium-high heat for a minute or so until the sauce is bubbling.
Add chicken wings and coat in sauce. Cook for 5 minutes in the sauce, making sure to evenly cook both sides.
Remove chicken wings from the sauce and transfer to a baking tray.
Cook in the oven for 20-30 minutes or until fully cooked.
After chicken wings are fully cooked (and nice and crispy), make the Kung Pao Sauce to toss them in. Whisk together 1 tsp of cornstarch into 1 tbsp water and add to sauce along with sesame oil. Cook over medium-high heat until sauce has thickened.
Turn off heat, add cooked chicken wings to sauce mixture and toss together until everything is evenly coated.
Transfer wings to a plate and garnish with crushed peanuts and chopped scallions on top.
- Category: Chicken, Appetizer
- Method: Baking
- Cuisine: Western
Keywords: chicken, chicken wings, Kung Pao, appetizer, party food