coca cola chicken wings

Yup, I’m doing wings again today but this time they’re not fried! This recipe is an Asian approach to wings using coke in the sauce. I had to play around with the recipe a couple times to fix it because the first time I made it, the wings were very salty. Here’s to showing you that many recipes can be fixed and corrected to your liking!coca-cola chicken wingscoca-cola chicken wingscoca-cola chicken wings

Serves 4

Coca-cola chicken wings

30 minTotal Time

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  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • 2 lb chicken wings, wings and drummettes separated
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp Chinese rice wine
  • 3/4 cup Coca-cola


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Heat oil in a hot skillet over medium-high heat. Sear the chicken wings until browned on all sides, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
  3. Reduce heat to medium-low and add soy sauce, rice wine, and the coca-cola. Bring to a simmer and add the chicken back to the pan. Let cook for 5 minutes. Remove the chicken and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Continue to bake in the oven for another 10 minutes or until the wings are done.
  4. Meanwhile, continue to simmer the sauce on the stove top until reduced by half. Brush the remaining sauce on the chicken wings if desired and serve.



518 cal


36 g


5 g


40 g
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**Helpful tips and common mistakes

Whenever you are searing meat, it is important to have the oil in the pan very hot. This way it cooks the outside of the protein, creating a nice golden color, without cooking the entire meat. If you try to flip the wings over too early, you will find that the wings stick to the pan. When they are ready, they will easily come off the pan.

As you can see below, I kept the wings whole, wing still attached to the drummette. You can see that if they are still attached, there are parts of the wings that do not touch the pan (I only chose to keep them together so it appears as if I’m giving each person more.) For this reason, I recommend separating the wings from the drummette.
coca-cola chicken wingsYou can choose to use the remaining reduced liquid as a glaze, but I found that the wings were so flavorful already that it’s not necessary. coca-cola chicken wingsAlthough this combination of coca-cola wings might sound strange, it actually works. You get the slight sweetness from the soda and the saltiness from the soy sauce. It’s especially a nice change from the typically fried wings. I served these wings with a side of baked sweet potato fries for one delicious meal.
coca-cola chicken wings


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