As I stirred the dark liquid waiting for it to thicken I wondered if it were a good idea to use as a marinade. Coca-cola is not the first thing that often springs to mind when cooking but it does however, provide what I consider a soul satisfying quench that tickles the back of your throat whenever you take a sip. I too found a similar soul satisfying sensation when I took a bite of these wings (which I often get when I devour the food I love). But yes, these wings are sticky, sweet and dare I say finger-lickin good, so let’s jump straight into it shall we?
Pre-heat your oven to 200°C before starting!
What you’ll need:-
1 pack of wings, 700 – 750g
1 teaspoon of salt
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon ginger powder
1 tablespoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
Peanut Oil (any oil of your choice)
(If you don’t have any of the above ingredients use 2-3 stock cubes as that will do, just make sure to get the things for the marinade).
To make the chicken: Season the chicken with all the above ingredients and place on a baking tray and bake for 25-30 minutes in the oven (gas mark 6) at 200°C. Once cooked set aside ready to glaze it with the marinade.
For the Coca-Cola marinade:-
350 ml of Coca-cola
1/4 cup of brown sugar or honey
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce (Soy sauce great alternative)
1 teaspoon fish sauce (optional)
1 1/2 tablespoon cornflour
1 teaspoon garlic powder
To make the Marinade: Whilst the chicken is in the oven, pour your cola in a medium sized pan, add your brown sugar followed by the Worcestershire sauce (or soy) fish sauce, vinegar, black pepper, and garlic powder and cook for 15 minutes stirring occasionally, then add the cornflour (mix cornflour in a separate bowl with a bit of water before adding to marinade to avoid clumps) and cook for a further 10 minutes until the sauce thickens! Pour glaze over cooked chicken and serve!
The great thing about this recipe is that you can play around with it and it makes a great alternative to bbq sauce, especially if you don’t have any. I do hope that you enjoy this and if you do make it tweet me @keziaeniang or share with me on any of my social media platforms!