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!
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
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.
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