Soy Chicken Wings

Soy chicken wings is an Asian dish and very similar to our own chicken adobo. The only difference is that the chicken is braised and cooked in a mixture containing soy sauce. You might see this dish on a menu of some Chinese restaurants. And about the peanut oil used in this recipe, I think there is no substitute of the sweet and fragrant smell of peanut oil that produce a savory oriental dish. It has also an advantage of not breaking down in very high heat unlike most cooking oil. But if you can’t find any, corn oil or soy bean oil is I think a is good substitute.



1 kilo chicken wings
1/2 tsp. ginger juice (extracted from fresh ginger)
1 Tbsp. fish sauce or patis
1 Tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. cornstarch
1 tsp. sesame oil
1 Tbsp. cooking wine
2 tsp. peanut oil
2 stalks green onions, sliced
1 Tbsp. soy sauce
1 whole piece of star anise
3 Tbsp. water
Salt and pepper


How to cook Soy Chicken Wings:

  • To make the marinade, mix together ginger extract, fish sauce, cornstarch, sesame oil, wine, salt and pepper.
  • Pour over chicken wings and leave for at least 1 hour, turning occasionally.
  • Heat peanut oil until very hot. Add green onions and chicken wings and fry until chicken is browned well on all sides.
  • Add soy sauce, star anise and water. Bring to a boil and simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Remove star anise after the dish has boiled. Serve hot with rice and soup.


Soy Chicken Wings