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Tea Smoked Sweet Chicken Wings 茶薰甜鸡翅


Tea Smoked Sweet Chicken Wings 茶薰甜鸡翅

These wok-smoked chickens wings are sweet, smoky, crispy on the outside and very tender on the inside. This Fusion Tea Smoked Sweet Chicken Wings 茶薰甜鸡翅 dish would be a favorite among guests of all ages. Marinated with Ribena Blackcurrant Cordial, the natural sweetness gives an slight fruitiness to taste. Not just that, it’s a healthier sugar replacement too!

“An interesting fusion dish that my family loves!” – Lynn Lee

A shiny, lacquer-like finish is characteristic of tea smoking. The slow heat locks in the juice of the meat, coupled with the smoky flavour from the tea leaves, it’s simply amazing.

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Preparation Time: 2 hr | Cook Time: 30 mins  | Total Time: 2hr 30 mins

No. of Servings: 3-4


  •  14 chicken mid-joint wings
  •  chopped coriander, for garnish

[A] Chicken marinade

  • ¼ cup Ribena Blackcurrant Cordial
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ cup soft brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 tbsp grated ginger

[B] Smoking Mix

  •  ½ cup white rice
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar
  • ⅓ cup black tea
  • 6 cloves, whole
  • 3 star anise pods
  • 1 orange peel

Cooking Directions

Step 1: Marinate the wings

  • In a bowl, mix chicken wings with [A]. Cover with cling wrap and allow it to marinate for at least 2 hrs in the chiller.

Step 2: Prepare the wok to smoke the wings

  • Remove the wings from marinade and pat dry.
  • Line the wok with a heavy-duty aluminium foil. Add in [B], stir to combine.
  • Place a steaming rack on it. Cover with lid and switch on the fire to medium-high.
  • 5 mins later, the mixture will emit smoke. Lay the wings on the steaming rack. Do not stack the wings.
  • Let it cook for 5 mins. Switch off the fire and smoke it for another 10 mins.

Step 3: Grill the wings in the oven and ready to serve

  •  Preheat the oven at 200°C for 10 mins.
  • Line the wings on the grill, broil it for 3 mins till the skin darkens.
  • Serve it immediately.

Recipe adapted from Lynn Lee

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