Crispy and Sticky Chicken Wings with Peking Sauce

Twice-fried Crispy Chicken Wings with Jing Du Sauce

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Chinese
Prep Time: 12 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Marinade chicken: 1 hour
Total Time: 52 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 189kcal
Author: Marvellina
Ultra crispy chicken wings are coated in sweet, tangy, smoky easy homemade Jing Du style sauce will guarantee you can't stop licking those fingers.
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Ingredients

  • 2 lbs chicken wings trim the joint ends
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • Cooking oil for deep frying

To marinade chicken:

Jing Du sauce:

  • 3 Tbsp ketchup
  • 1 Tbsp Chinese black vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 Tbsp plum sauce
  • 3 Tbsp water or more if you want the sauce thinner

Garnish:

  • 1 stalk green onion finely chopped

Instructions

Marinade the chicken wings:

  • Marinade the chicken wings with marinade ingredients for at least 1 hour or overnight if you have the time

Prepare the sauce:

  • Combine all ingredients for Jing Du sauce in a bowl and set aside
    Jing Du Sauce

First frying:

  • Preheat about 2-inch of cooking oil in a deep pot over medium heat. If you have deep fry thermometer, it should read about 300 F
  • Coat the chicken wings in the cornstarch evenly 
  • Fry over medium heat for about 8-10 minutes until pale brown. Don't overcrowd the fryer and fry in batches
  • Remove the fried wings to an absorbent paper towel or set up a rack over a baking sheet to place the chicken to let excess oil drip. Let them cool down while you cook the sauce

Cook the sauce:

  • Pour the Jing Du sauce into a wok/skillet
  • Bring to a boil and then lower to let it simmer until sugar dissolves
  • The sauce thickens slightly

Second frying:

  • Bring the oil back to heat, a higher temperature this round, 375 F. Fry the chicken wings for the second time, about 5 minutes. The chicken wings will be golden brown and crispy this round
  • Remove to place on a cooling rack. Keep them warm in the oven until you are ready to toss them in a sauce

Toss the fried wings in the sauce:

  • Toss the fried wings in Jing Du sauce to make sure they are coated. Garnish with chopped green onion and serve immediately

Nutrition

Serving: 2wings | Calories: 189kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 186mg