Asian Aroma Sweet-Savory Chicken Wings & Chinese 5-Spice Powder
The aroma of sugar, soy sauce, and Chinese 5-spice powder will bring an Asian flavor to your dinner table. Reminds me of Chinese food in Singapore. This is sure to get your taste buds drooling! And It's simple! And economical!
Cut off the tips of the chicken wings at the joints and discard. Insert cuts in the wings on the underside along the bone.
Bring water to a boil in a pot, then add the chicken wings and boil for 5 minutes. Drain in a strainer and set aside.
Create the Chinese 5-spice powder by mixing together cinnamon, clove, Sichuan pepper, fennel, star anise, etc.
Add the flavoring ingredients and the 5-spice powder to a pot and bring to a boil.
Add the chicken wings and mix in with the sauce.
Put a small lid that sits right on top of the food (otoshibuta). You can use aluminum foil as a substitute, with 3-4 1 cm holes.
Cover with another lid and simmer. Turn them over, being careful not to burn them.
And they're done!
Story Behind this Recipe
This has been a standard in our house for the past 15 years. The aroma of the 5-spices takes me back to Singapore. 5-Spice powder is essential in Chinese cooking. Feel free to use it as a secret ingredient in roast pork, simmered pork, Chinese okowa, fried rice, etc. It's a scent that reminds of other countries.
Simmer for 5 minutes at first to get rid of the chicken wing scum and to do the majority of the cooking. Cutting off the chicken wing tips helps its overall appearance. Adding cuts at the bottom makes it easier to eat and helps the flavor to soak in. You can try using the discarded tips as soup stock...