Coke chicken wings recipe with the most tender, juicy wings and a sweet and savory glossy, sticky sauce no one can resist. This family favorite is total comfort food, it's easy-to-make and a great way to put your leftover fizzy drink to use.
Coca-cola chicken wings are braised in a broth of Coca-Cola, soy sauce, a blend of aromatic spices, and herbs. The wings are coated in a shiny, sticky sauce with a balanced blend of sweet and savory.
This sticky chicken wings coke recipe is a total throwback to the early '90s when Coca-Cola wings were the hype, especially among Asians! They were a total hit with the Chinese, the Taiwanese, the kids and adults, everyone was crazy obsessed over their sticky, sweet goodness.
The most surprising mixes can lead to the yummiest dishes, and this one is a perfect example. Playing with flavors is my vibe, and leveling up these Coke wings with Thai flavors makes me super happy!
If you're having doubts about this, just ask my hubby. He wasn't so sure of this, either, until he literally couldn't stop eating. Thank goodness I whipped up a large batch!
You know those chicken wings that are so tender, they seem to just melt off the bone? Yep, that's them!
And they're ridiculously sweet and savory, totally addictive. I swear I could eat 'em every day (if it wasn't for the Coca-Cola).
Don't hesitate to experiment with different cuts of chicken, like chicken drumsticks or skin-on thighs.
And hey, you can totally opt for Pepsi, regular Coke, or any other Coke brand. Just make sure it's not the diet or zero ones. The sugar is key for a caramelized coating.
I paired the chicken wings in Coca-Cola with rice and called it dinner, but they would totally make the perfect appetizer or snack for your next gathering.
Let me round this up by saying, the wings are just SO DELICIOUS!
For the exact measurements, please scroll down to the recipe card at the end of this post.
Prepare ingredients in pot
Bring to boil
Simmer and serve
Pair this coke chicken wings recipe with steamed rice or sticky rice for a main dish. Garnish with chopped green onions, coriander, toasted sesame seeds, or any of your favorite herbs for added flavor.
Serve them as an appetizer for your next party or family gathering.
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These irresistible tender coke chicken wings have a caramelized coating, and they're infused with delicious sweet and savory flavors.
Place chicken wings, coriander root, garlic, and Coca-Cola in a pot or pan, arranging everything in one layer.
Turn the heat to medium and bring everything to a boil.
When it starts boiling, add in salt, pepper, golden mountain sauce, light soy sauce, and, if you like a bit of heat, some dried chili flakes.
Cover the pot or pan with a lid, lower the heat to medium-low, and let it all simmer for 30 minutes. The liquid will reduce, becoming thick and sticky. Serve immediately.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.